6 July 2022

Our Worsley Alumina operation in Western Australia has renamed 26 onsite streets in honour of long-serving employees, some of whom have worked there for more than 40 years.  

The streets were renamed after past and present employees who had amassed more than 35 years of continuous service. Also featured on the street signs is Worsley’s Connection to Country artwork, which was produced by Western Australian artist, Melissa Riley, as part of Australia’s 2021 NAIDOC Week. 

Worsley’s Vice President Operations, Erwin Schaufler, said: “Worsley Alumina has been part of the South West community for more than four decades and it's fitting to pay respect to our people who have helped us become one of the world's leading alumina producers. 

“Worsley is one of the largest private sector employers in the Peel and South West regions, with approximately 1,500 permanent employees and more than 500 contractors. Many of them are long-serving workers who started their career with us and have encouraged their children to also become part of the Worsley family.”

Construction of the refinery and Boddington Bauxite Mine began in 1980 and the first alumina was produced in 1984. Many of our long-serving employees named on the new street signs were part of the refinery’s construction and still work there today.

Worsley Alumina Maintenance Technician Bruce Miller (centre), accepting a replica street sign from South32 Chief Operating Officer, Jason Economidis, and Worsley Alumina Vice President Operations, Erwin Schaufler.  

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Worsley Alumina Refinery Process Operator Darren Willis (left) and Manager Bayer Production Michael De Viana, on the corner of Willow Way and Miller’s Meander.