2019 Local Government Excellence Winners

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Asset Management and Infrastructure Initiatives


Projects over $1.5 million
Winner: Lismore City Council | South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade
Highly Commended: Lake Macquarie City Council | Pasterfield Sports Complex

Projects under $1.5 million
Winner: City of Canada Bay Council | 5 Senses Garden, Rhodes Park
Highly Commended: Lake Macquarie City Council | Belmont Baths Redevelopment

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Community Development and Services


Winner: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | The Storybook Cafe

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Community Partnerships and Collaboration 


Population over 60,000
Winner: Inner West Council | Reaching Out: Creating an Inner West Homelessness Outreach Program
Highly Commended: Cumberland Council | Women In Sport Roadshow
Highly Commended: Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils | Solar My School

Population under 60,000
Winner: Bellingen Shire Council | Homes for Our Future - Engaging the Community on a New Growth Management Strategy for Bellingen Shire
Highly Commended: Bland Shire Council | The Big Football - A Tribute to the Danihers

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Creative Communities


Winner: Northern Beaches Council | Creative Made 
Highly Commended: Central Coast Council | Creative Engineers @ The Hub 

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Environmental Leadership and Sustainability


Winner: Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils | Solar My School
Highly Commended: Randwick City Council | Randwick's Environmental Levy, Getting Sustainability Done in Randwick

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Excellence in People and Culture


Population over 60,000

Winner: Lake Macquarie City Council | Lake Macquarie City Council Business Improvement Initiative
Highly Commended: Northern Beaches Council | Innovation in Structure - Community Librarian

Population under 60,000
Winner: Singleton Council | Safety SURVIVOR Singleton

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Innovative Leadership and Management


Winner: Southern Sydney Regional Organisations of Councils | Program for Energy and Environmental Risk Solutions - PEERS
Highly Commended: Randwick City Council | Datacentre Transformation Project

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Local Economic Contribution


Winner: Edward River Council | Visit Deni Destination Marketing Campaign 
Highly Commended: City of Sydney Council | 365 Days of Local Economies #SydneyLocal - A Small Business Initiative Designed to Promote our Villages
Highly Commended: Lismore City Council | Eat the Street Lismore

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Performance Excellence


Winner: Coffs Harbour City Council | Responsible Leave Project

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Service Delivery Initiative


Population over 60,000
Winner: Fairfield City Council | Fairfield City Open Libraries Program
Highly Commended: City of Newcastle | City of Newcastle Water Safety Education Program (WSEP)
Highly Commended: Northern Beaches Council | Three into One Does Go: Migrating from Three to One Library Management Systems

Population under 60,000
Winner: Clarence Valley Council | Bookable

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Special Project Initiative


Population over 60,000
Winner: Cumberland Council | Book-a-Court 
Highly Commended: Randwick City Council | Randwick Council and UNSW's Household Swimming Pool Efficiency and Rebate Trial

Population under 60,000

Winner: Bland Shire Council | Bring Flavour to Bland