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2022 National Awards for Local Government winners

2022 award winners

The winners of the 2022 National Awards for Local Government were announced on 13 October 2022.

The full details of the winners' projects can be found below.

2022 category award winners

Addressing Violence against Women and their Children

Winner: City of Belmont, WA
Project: Belmont Safe-guarding Families Advocacy Service

Career Starter

Winner: Broken Hill City Council, NSW
Project: Outstanding trainee—Katelyn Schenk

Cohesive Communities  

Winner: City of Canning, WA
Project:  Hillview Intercultural Community Centre

Creativity and Culture

Winner: Moorabool Shire Council, VIC
Project: Hide + Seek Music Festival

Disaster Preparedness

Winner: Ipswich City Council, QLD
Project: Forewarned is forearmed—Ipswich Integrated Catchment Plan

Indigenous Recognition

Winner: Bathurst Regional Council, NSW
Project: River Connections

Productivity through Infrastructure

Winner: Sunshine Coast Council, QLD
Project: Sunshine Coast Mobility Map—Connecting Community Infrastructure

Regional Growth

Winner: Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD
Project: Moreton Bay City

Road Safety

Winner: Mitchell Shire Council, VIC
Project: School Crossing SafetyCam Initiative

Waste Management

Winner: City of Vincent, WA
Project: What the FOGO? We've got a Better Bin System sorted!

Women in Local Government

Winner: Broken Hill City Council, NSW
Project: Showcase female leader—Kathryn Graham

2022 Category Award Honourable Mentions

Addressing Violence against Women and their Children

Winner: Bass Coast Shire Council, VIC
Project: Parental Leave Initiatives

Career Starter

Winner: Gwydir Shire Council, NSW
Project: Gwydir Career Start Program

Cohesive Communities  

Winner: City of Gosnells, WA
Project:  Fusion Food and Culture Festival

Creativity and Culture

Winner: Circular Head Council, TAS
Project: The CHArts Festival

Disaster Preparedness

Winner: Burwood Council, NSW
Project: Burwood Bounce Back—Economic Reactivation and Resilience Building Project

Indigenous Recognition

Winner: Cassowary Coast Regional Council, QLD
Project: Ride Where our Ancestors Once Walked—Girramay Country

Productivity through Infrastructure

Winner: Gannawarra Shire Council, VIC
Project: KerangLink—Victoria's Renewable Energy Superhighway

Regional Growth

Winner: Scenic Rim Regional Council, QLD
Project: New Residents Packs

Road Safety

Winner: City of Kalamunda, WA
Project: Road Safety Awareness Campaign

Waste Management

Winner: Campbelltown City Council, NSW
Project: Mattress Recycling

Women in Local Government

Winner: Ipswich City Council, QLD
Project: Ipswich—Leading by example