National Awards for Local Government

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2016 Category Winners Announced

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government announced the Category Winners and Highly Commended projects for this year's Awards on 29 April 2016.

The winner of the 2016 National Award for Excellence in Local Government will be announced on the evening of 21 June 2016.

About the Awards

The National Awards for Local Government is an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. 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

Congratulations to the 2016 category winners and the highly commended recipients.

If you require any additional information please email the Awards Team at

Key dates

10 May 2016 National judging
21 June 2016 Awards presentation events


Last Updated: 2 May, 2016