2018 Local Government Excellence Awards

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Operational Performance Enhancement

Finalists
  • Willoughby City Council | The Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Wollongong City Council | City Works division


Winner
  • Wollongong City Council | City Works division

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Environmental Leadership & Sustainability


Finalists
  • Campbelltown City Council - The Cook it! Macarthur project
  • Central Coast Council - Tuggerah Lakes Digital Resource and Communication Program
  • Cumberland Council - The Mobile Community Recycling Service
  • Ku-ring-gai Council - The Wild Things program
  • Lismore City Council - The Rural Landholder Initiative (RLI)
  • Randwick City Council - Randwick City Council’s Best Gift in the World Christmas campaign
  • Riverina Water County Council - Reducing plastic waste in Wagga - Riverina Water County Council and Wagga Wagga City Council
  • Shellharbour City Council - The Dunmore Resource Recovery Redevelopment (Dunmore R3)


Winner
  • Central Coast Council - Tuggerah Lakes Digital Resource and Communication Program

Highly Commended
  • Riverina Water County Council - Reducing plastic waste in Wagga - Riverina Water County Council and Wagga Wagga City Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council - The Wild Things program

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Innovative Leadership & Management


Finalists

  • Central Coast Council | Central Coast Future Council
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown | Functional Alignment and Transition Program
  • Cumberland Council | Youth Participation & Programs Team
  • Liverpool City Council | People Achieving
  • Port Stephens Council | Service Review program
  • The Hills Shire Council | The Community Event Application process 


Winner

  • Cumberland Council | Youth Participation & Programs Team

Highly Commended

  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown | Functional Alignment and Transition Program

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Risk Management


Finalists 

  • Singleton Council | Integrated Risk Management Team (IRMT)
  • Lake Macquarie City Council | Lake Macquarie City Council’s Risk Initiative Program
  • Griffith City Council | Griffith City Council’s Work Health Safety Day


Winner

  • Lake Macquarie City Council | Lake Macquarie City Council’s Risk Initiative Program


Community Partnerships and Collaboration


Finalists

  • Blayney Shire Council | The Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge (HHWC)
  • Campbelltown City Council | Let’s Talk Legal
  • Central Coast Council | Harvest Festival Central Coast
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown | CSP Engagement
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council | The 'Y Drive' project
  • Griffith City Council | Long Term Flood Mitigation Strategy
  • Hunters Hill Council | #Your Voice campaign
  • Lismore City Council | The Lismore Community Solar (LCS) initiative
  • Narrabri Shire Council | The Pirate Park Project
  • Northern Beaches Council | The PCYC project
  • Penrith City Council | Penrith Health Action Plan (HAP)
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Queanbeyan’s Music by the River
  • Shellharbour City Council | ‘Let’s Chat’ Initiative
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | ‘Cooking for Cohesion’
  • Wagga Wagga City Council | Be Sharps Smart
  • City of Canada Bay | Rising Tide


Winner (population over 60,000)

  • Northern Beaches Council | The PCYC project


Highly Commended (population over 60,000)
  • City of Canada Bay | Rising Tide
  • Penrith City Council | Penrith Health Action Plan (HAP)

Winner (population under 60,000)
  • Lismore City Council | The Lismore Community Solar (LCS) initiative

 

Highly Commended (population under 60,000)
  • Blayney Shire Council | The Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge (HHWC)
  • ​Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Queanbeyan’s Music by the River

Service Delivery Initiative


Finalists

  • Bega Valley Shire Council | Bega Valley Waste App
  • Camden Council | Camden Council’s inhouse waste service
  • Campbelltown City Council | Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) workshops
  • Campbelltown City Council | Summer Reading Club program
  • Campbelltown City Council | Fostering Effective Early Learning(FEEL)
  • Cessnock City Council | Advance Cessnock City platform
  • City of Sydney | Development Contributions Calculator
  • Cumberland Council | The Fight the Dust campaign
  • Lake Macquarie City Council | Customer Journey Mapping
  • Narrabri Shire Council | The Baan Baa project
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | Extensive Service Review Analysis Project
  • Snowy Valleys Council | The “Cooks, Books & Produce” event 


Winner (population over 60,000)

  • Campbelltown City Council | Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) workshops


Highly Commended (population over 60,000)
  • City of Sydney | Development Contributions Calculator

Winner (population under 60,000)
  • Narrabri Shire Council | The Baan Baa project

 

Highly Commended (population under 60,000)
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | Extensive Service Review Analysis Project

Asset Management and Infrastructure 


Finalists

  • Campbelltown City Council | Council’s Corporate Asset Management System
  • Cumberland Council | Auburn Park Upgrade
  • Fairfield City Council | Aquatopia water park
  • Ku-ring-gai Council | North Turramurra Recreation Area
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council | water main spray lining technique
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council | The new Stingray Creek Bridge
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Apex Park redevelopment
  • Shoalhaven City Council | Mollymook Reserve
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | The Lake Wallace Dam 


Winner (population over 60,000)

  • Ku-ring-gai Council | North Turramurra Recreation Area

 

Highly Commended (population over 60,000)
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council | The new Stingray Creek Bridge

 

Winner (population under 60,000)
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Apex Park redevelopment

Excellence in Creative Communities


Finalists

  • Bland Shire Council | Silo Art project
  • Campbelltown City Council | Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • Central Coast Council | Maliga - regional Indigenous arts and culture development
  • Lake Macquarie City Council | Lake Macquarie City Council’s Arts, Heritage and Cultural Program
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown | GROW: Places for People
  • Liverpool City Council | The Way Out West (WOW) Festival
  • Mosman Council | HALO Project
  • Randwick City Council | NOX sculpture exhibition
  • The Hills Shire Council | The Pop-Up Picnic  


Winner

  • Bland Shire Council | Silo Art project


Highly Commended
  • Central Coast Council | Maliga - regional Indigenous arts and culture development
  • Randwick City Council | NOX sculpture exhibition

Local Economic Contribution


Finalists

  • Bathurst Regional Council | The Bathurst Winter Festival
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council | Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service (CBBAS)
  • Cumberland Council | The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council | Go Local, Grow Local Program
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | L’Etape Australia by Tour de France
  • Temora Shire Council | Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre (TAIC)
  • The Hills Shire Council | The Summer Series  


Winner (population over 60,000)

  • Cumberland Council | The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival


Winner (population under 60,000)
  • Temora Shire Council | Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre (TAIC)

Special Project Initiative


Finalists

  • Blacktown City Council | Have Your Say community forums program
  • Campbelltown City Council | Community Strategic Plan (CSP), Campbelltown 2027
  • Central Coast Council | Central Coast Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
  • Cessnock City Council | Cessnock City Youth First Project
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown | The Inclusive and Cohesive Communities Conference
  • Coffs Harbour City Council | Jetty4Shores
  • Georges River Council | The Georgie the Dragon mascot
  • Griffith City Council | The Griffith Southern Industrial Link (GSIL) Road
  • Lachlan Shire Council | The Showground Pavilion
  • Liverpool City Council | FastTrack
  • Mosman Council | MyMosman mobile app
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council | Recycle Water Treatment Works upgrade
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Summer Activation Community Event
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | Pay It Forward project
  • Tweed Shire Council | Tweed Shire Council’s Critical Response Group
  • Wollongong City Council | Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park


Winner (population over 60,000)

  • Wollongong City Council | Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park


Highly Commended (population over 60,000)

  • Georges River Council | The Georgie the Dragon mascot
  • Tweed Shire Council | Tweed Shire Council’s Critical Response Group

 

Winner (population under 60,000)
  • Lachlan Shire Council | The Showground Pavilion

 

Highly Commended (population under 60,000)
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council | Summer Activation Community Event



Organisational Diversity and Inclusion


Finalists

  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council | The Snowy Monaro Regional Council Youth Council
  • Fairfield City Council | The Fairfield City Council Refugee Work Experience Pilot Program
  • City of Sydney | Pay and gender gap program


Winner (population over 60,000)

    • City of Sydney | Pay and gender gap program

    Community Development & Services


    Finalists

    • The Hills Shire Council | The Hills Community conference
    • The Hills Shire Council | The “It’s A Stir” program
    • Shoalhaven City Council | Gen Connect Program
    • Narromine Shire Council | The Learn, Innovate and Grow Workshop Series
    • Kiama Municipal Council | SENTRAL Youth Services ‘Intergen Munch Out’ and ‘SENTRAL Fitness’ program’s
    • Campbelltown City Council | Campbelltown City Library’s IT & Biscuits program


    Winner

    • Campbelltown City Council | Campbelltown City Library’s IT & Biscuits program


    Highly Commended
    • Shoalhaven City Council | Gen Connect Program

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