National Awards for Local Government

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2017 Category winners Announced

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Local Government and Territories announced the Category Winners for this year's Awards on 1 May 2017.

About the Awards

The National Awards for Local Government recognise Australian local government achievements annually. The Awards highlight innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities.

The Awards celebrate local government projects that are innovative, deliver better outcomes for communities, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and make a meaningful difference. The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments, Optus Business and Woodside Energy Ltd.

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Category Winners

Highly Commended

  • Arts Animates—excellence in capacity building and innovation
    Sponsored by the Department of Communications and the Arts

    Highly Commended: City of Albany, WABella Kelly Retrospective
    Highly Commended: City of Joondalup, WAKaleidoscope Festival

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

    Highly Commended: Logan City Council, QLDContributing to Council Priorities—(TIMS) Totally Independent Managed Supply

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

    Highly Commended: Latrobe City Council, VIC—Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation Project Stage1
    Highly Commended: Mackay Regional Council, QLD—Dudley Denney City Library

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

    Highly Commended: Tweed Shire Council, NSW—Inclusion Means Toilets—A Partnership Approach to the Access and Audit and Upgrade of Designated Access

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

    Highly Commended: City of Charles Sturt, SA—40km/h Area speed limit for local streets in the City of Charles Sturt

Key dates

2 May 2017 National judging
20 June 2017 Awards presentation events

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

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Last Updated: 1 May, 2017