One week left to nominate for local government recognition

Only one week remains for local governments to nominate projects for the 2015 National Awards for Local Government, which recognise the sector's vital role in serving Australian communities.

The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase innovative projects aimed at tackling local challenges, giving local governments the opportunity to share knowledge and experience while building the sector's profile.

Nominations remain open until 27 February for local governments to apply for the national recognition their projects deserve.

Local governments are the tier of government that operate closest to communities and have a crucial role in devising innovative solutions to complex local problems.

Through these awards, the Australian Government seeks to recognise projects that can make a difference in local communities and that are replicable on a national scale.

This unique recognition of the country's best local government projects has been ongoing since 1986.

Award categories focus on community engagement and participation, productivity and growth, inclusivity, diversity, indigenous affairs, road safety and youth employment.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, a former Chairman of Kingaroy Shire Council in Queensland, launched the 2015 Awards on 14 January 2015.

Category winners will be announced in April 2015 and the National Award winner will be announced at the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly dinner in June 2015.

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