NSW LOCAL GOVERNMENT CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE
On Thursday June 7, over 500 local government professionals
gathered at Doltone House – Darling Island to celebrate the outstanding
achievements of the sector at the Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW
LG Awards Dinner, where the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards were
These awards recognise and
showcase the pinnacle of excellence in the local government sector in NSW and
significant achievements by NSW councils over the past year as well as the
outstanding professional development achievements of the association’s members.
The Minister for the Environment, Minister for Local
Government, and Minister for Heritage the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP has congratulated
the sector for their achievements over the last year.
This year there were a record number of nominations for
the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards spanning 12 categories, reflecting
the hard work of the professionals working in local government across the
President of Local Government Professionals Australia,
NSW Barry Smith was impressed by the sector’s strong turnout at this event and
the high quality of the submissions.
“The local government sector
is at the front line supporting communities across New South Wales, and we are
thrilled to see a record number of nominations and attendees acknowledging the
sector’s professionalism and dedication” said Barry Smith, President LG
Management and Infrastructure Initiatives Projects
Recognising initiatives that maximise benefits to the
community and showcase projects that develop and manage community assets.
Ku-ring-gai Council | North Turramurra Recreation Area
Commended: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council | The New Stingray Creek Bridge
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Apex Park Redevelopment
Development and Services
Recognising leadership in community services as
evidenced by way of corporate process improvements, a particular project
initiative, innovation in management and leadership practices.
Campbelltown City Council | Campbelltown City Library’s IT & Biscuits
Commended: Shoalhaven City Council |Gen Connect Program
Partnerships and Collaboration
Recognising genuine and effective partnerships and
collaborations that have resulted in better outcomes for council, as well as
initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to working with and/or in the
community to achieve positive outcomes.
Northern Beaches Council | The PCYC Project
Commended: City of Canada Bay |Rising Tide and Penrith City Council | Penrith
Health Action Plan (HAP)
Lismore City Council | The Lismore Community Solar (LCS) Initiative
Blayney Shire Council |The Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge (HHWC) and
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Queanbeyan’s Music by the River
Recognising excellence in bring together communities
through art and cultural creative projects.
Shire Council | Silo Art Project
Central Coast Council | Maliga - Regional Indigenous Arts and Culture
Development and Randwick City Council | NOX Sculpture Exhibition
Leadership and Sustainability
Recognising dedication to sustainability as evidenced
by the implementation of corporate process improvements, projects or
initiatives that demonstrate significant real or potential benefit to the
Central Coast Council | Tuggerah Lakes Digital Resource and Communication
Commended: Ku-ring-gai Council | The Wild Things Program and Riverina Water
County Council | Reducing Plastic Waste in Wagga
Leadership and Management
Recognising innovative projects that demonstrate new
ways of leadership, and where positive changes to leadership and management of
councils is made.
Cumberland Council | Youth Participation & Programs Team
Commended: City of Canterbury-Bankstown | Integrated Change Management Program
Recognising innovation in leadership and management
for a project/initiative that has enhanced the economic wellbeing of their
local government area and increased the value proposition to ratepayers and
Cumberland Council | The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
Shire Council | Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre (TAIC)
Recognising the initiatives in performance excellence
and enhancement of those councils participating in the Australasian Local
Government Performance Excellence Program with regards to taking an
evidence-based approach to prioritise change to achieve overall business
Wollongong City Council | City Works Division
Diversity and Inclusion
Recognising achievements that acknowledge, support and
celebrate diversity and inclusion in relation to internal practices and/or
within the broader community context.
of Sydney | Pay and Gender Gap Program
Recognising the community and/or Council benefits
(strategic, operational or financial) delivered through the identification,
control and mitigation of risks within a council’s unique risk profile.
Macquarie City Council | Lake Macquarie City Council’s Risk Initiative Program
Recognising initiatives that demonstrate best
practice, or reflect excellence in the delivery of services to the community or
a specified target market that is able to be continued on an ongoing basis.
Campbelltown City Council | Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM)
Commended: City of Sydney | Development Contributions Calculator
Narrabri Shire Council | The Baan Baa Project
Commended: Snowy Monaro Regional Council | Extensive Service Review Analysis
Recognising leadership where an individual, team or
council has developed a concept or practice that significantly improves the
business in which they work, development of processes or practices that has had
a major impact on the organisation or its customers.
Wollongong City Council | Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park
Commended: Georges River Council | The Georgie the Dragon Mascot and Tweed
Shire Council | Tweed Shire Council’s Critical Response Group
Lachlan Shire Council | The Showground Pavilion
commended: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Summer Activation Community
About LG Professionals, NSW
Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is the
leading association representing all professionals in NSW local government and
is part of a national federation of associations. The organisation is committed
to maintaining high professional and ethical standards and ensuring that its
members are at the forefront of leadership, change and innovation.