National Awards for Local Government

2018 National Winner announced

The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government has announced Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council in Queensland as the winner of the 2018 National Award for Excellence in Local Government for its Ngana Muruku Jundkurrjiku Janay Wujal Wujal Emergency Management Network and Community Forum.

Details of this project and the 2018 Category Winners and Highly Commended projects are in the 2018 National Awards for Local Government Winners Book.

Category winners

Highly Commended

  • Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

    Highly Commended: City of Armadale, WA—50 Year Asset Management Plan
    Highly Commended: City of Wagga Wagga, NSW—Wagga Wagga High Productivity Freight Route

  • Contributing to Regional Growth
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

    Highly Commended: Latrobe City Council, VIC—Strength-Led Transition
    Highly Commended: Scenic Rim Regional Council, QLD—Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages

  • Disability Access and Inclusion
    Sponsored by the Department of Social Services

    Highly Commended: City of Cockburn, WA—City of Cockburn Website Redevelopment Project
    Highly Commended: City of Greater Geelong, VIC—Tactile Symbols for Domestic Waste Bin Lids

  • Excellence in Road Safety
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

    Highly Commended: Strathfield Council, NSW—Road Safety—An Amalgamated Approach

  • Innovation to Create More Liveable and Collaborative Communities
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

    Highly Commended: City of Greater Geelong, VIC—Park Your Pet Digital App
    Highly Commended: City of Wanneroo, WA—The Alkimos Pop-Up Project

  • Next Gen Local Government Leader
    Sponsored by LG Professionals and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

    Highly Commended: Blayney Shire Council, NSW—Mark Dicker—Blayney Shire Economic and Regional Development Project

  • Prevention and Community Safety
    Sponsored by the Department of Social Services

    Highly Commended: Macedon Ranges Shire Council, VIC—Rural challenge Gender Equality Leadership Program

  • Promoting Indigenous Recognition
    Sponsored by Woodside Energy Ltd.

    Highly Commended: City of Port Adelaide Enfield, SA—2018 Walk of Awareness
    Highly Commended: Alexandrina Council, SA—Kungun Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Agreement with Alexandrina Council Implementation—15 Year Anniversary

If you require any additional information, please email the Awards Team at Awards@infrastructure.gov.au.

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Last Updated: 20 June, 2018