Winners announced for Local Government Awards

Eight local governments across Australia have been recognised for excellence in service delivery and innovation.

Congratulations to the 8 local councils who received an award in this year’s National Awards for Local Government, celebrating outstanding work in their communities.

The 8 award winners are:

  • Northern Beaches Council, NSW and its Library2U project, won the Creativity and Culture Award
  • City of Melville, WA and its Smart City, Smart Grid project, won the Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure Award
  • Whyalla City Council, SA and its Whyalla’s Iconic Circular Jetty project, won the Contributing to Regional Growth Award
  • City of Salisbury, SA and its Cohesive Salisbury project, won the Cohesive Communities Award
  • Paroo Shire Council, QLD and its Blue Light Learner Driver Program, won the Excellence in Road Safety Award
  • Cumberland Council, NSW and its Cumberland Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan project, won the Addressing Violence against Women and their Children Award
  • City of Newcastle and Newcastle Art Gallery and its WARWAR: The Art of the Torres Strait exhibit, won the Promoting Indigenous Recognition Award
  • Australian Local Government Women’s Association - Victoria  and its Mentoring for Success – supporting newly elected women Councillors initiative , won the Women in Local Government Award

More than 110 submissions were received from councils across Australia showcasing a range of innovative projects. In a first for the awards, nominations were open to the public to determine the winners, with over 6000 votes being cast.

The winners will have their projects showcased throughout 2022 to promote best practice in project delivery, community service and leadership.

Local governments play a vital role in delivering services and providing support to their local communities.

Established 35 years ago, the awards continue to celebrate local government initiatives on the national stage.

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