2020 Local Government Excellence Awards Winners

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Asset Management and Infrastructure Initiatives


Projects over $1.5 million
Winner: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council | Port Macquarie Airport Terminal Building Upgrade
Highly Commended: Coffs Harbour City Council | Building an EPIC Stadium for the Future Project - upgrade of C.ex Coffs International Stadium

Projects under $1.5 million
Winner: Edward River Council | Napier Street Revitalisation
Highly Commended: Clarence Valley Council | Jacaranda Park Redevelopment

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Community Development and Services


Population over 100,000
Winner: Fairfield City Council | Fairstart Early Intervention - A Fair Start for Children in Fairfield
Highly Commended: Penrith City Council | Oxley Park Door Knock Project (Part of the Oxley Park Place Plan)

Population under 100,000
Winner: Port Stephens Council | Expansion and Rebranding of Children's Services
Highly Commended: Gwydir Shire Council | Drought Employment Initiative
Highly Commended: Walgett Shire Council | Inclusivity Through Innovation



Community Partnerships and Collaboration 


Population over 200,000
Winner: Northern Beaches Council | Northern Beaches Suicide Response
Highly Commended: Liverpool City Council | Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan
Highly Commended: Wollongong City Council | Illawarra Refugee Challenge

Population between 60,000 - 200,000
Winner: Waverley Council | Collaborating for Impact (C4I)
Highly Commended: Camden Council | Café Connect
Highly Commended: Coffs Harbour City Council | Coffs Coast Events and Sport Partnership Program (CCESPP)

Population under 60,000
Winner: Eurobodalla Shire Council | Eurobodalla Employment Revolution
Highly Commended: Albury City Council | Albury Repair Cafe

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Creative Communities


Winner: Bland Shire Council | Bland but not Boring Public Art Trail
Highly Commended: Campbelltown City Council | Marama Dina




Environmental Leadership and Sustainability


Population over 100,000

Winner: Northern Beaches Council | Swap for Good Business Program
Highly Commended: City of Canterbury Bankstown | Eyes On It Campaign

Population under 100,000
Winner: Waverley Council | Building Futures



Excellence in People and Culture


Population over 60,000

Winner: Penrith City Council | Journey to Remuneration, Reward and Recognition Excellence
Highly Commended: Georges River Council | River Run; All-staff Conference

Population under 60,000
Winner: Singleton Council | Swell Program
Highly Commended: Cessnock City Council | Customer Relations Improvement

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Innovative Leadership and Management


Population over 100,000
Winner: Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils | Tri-Council Eastern Suburbs Electric Vehicle Public Charging Network
Highly Commended: Central Coast Council | Customer Journey Mapping
Highly Commended: Georges River Council | TRUE Women Leadership Program

Population under 100,000
Winner: Blue Mountains City Council | Forward Together Organisational Performance Review and Improvement Strategy
Highly Commended: Clarence Valley Council | Communication for Recovery
Highly Commended: Goulburn Mulwaree Council | LEAP with PRIDE

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Local Economic Contribution


Winner: City of Canterbury Bankstown | Ramadan Nights Lakemba
Highly Commended: Brewarrina Shire Council | Goodooga Great Artesian Bore Baths
Highly Commended: Randwick City Council | Best Gift Sustainable Christmas Market

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Risk Management


Winner: Walgett Shire Council | Taking the Office on the Road
Highly Commended: Goldenfields Water County Council | Drinking Water Management Control System

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Service Delivery Initiative


Population over 60,000
Winner: Willoughby City Council | 'Dexter' the Robot
Highly Commended: Blacktown City Council | VAPAR pilot project

Population under 60,000
Winner: Cessnock City Council | Service Delivery Initiative
Highly Commended: Gunnedah Shire | Brain Training Expanded!
Highly Commended: Forbes Shire Council | Practical help in tough times - the Forbes Shire Council water cart initiative

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Special Project Initiative


Population over 100,000
Winner: City of Canterbury Bankstown | Bankstown Complete Streets
Highly Commended: Central Coast Council | Man;Kind - an innovative response to Gender and Domestic Violence on the Central Coast

Population under 100,000
Winner: Tweed Shire Council | Tweed Emergency Dashboard
Highly Commended: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council | Lindfield Park Road Rehydration Project

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