Mackay Regional Council in Queensland is the winner of the 2016 National Award for Excellence in Local Government for their Transforming a Water Business project.
Details of this project and the 2016 Category Winners and highly commended projects are in the 2016 National Awards for Local Government Winners Book.
- Winners Book PDF: 4952 KB
- 2016 Winners Videos
Congratulations to the 2016 Category Winners and the Highly Commended recipients.
- Arts Animates—excellence in building innovative and inspired communities PDF: 236 KB
Sponsored by the Ministry for the Arts in the Department of Communications and the Arts
- Winner: Blue Mountains City Council, NSW—‘Street Art Walk’ Project
- Highly Commended: Bathurst Regional Council, NSW—Bathurst Possum Skin Cloak Project
- Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure PDF: 236 KB
- Winner: Tamworth Regional Council, NSW—Regional Playground
- Contributing to Regional Growth PDF: 236 KB
- Winner: Swan Hill Rural City Council, VIC—Pioneer Settlement Redevelopment—Heartbeat of the Murray
- Highly Commended: Cairns Regional Council, QLD—Cairns Water Security Strategy—A Community Collaborative Approach
- Digital Innovation in Local Government PDF: 218 KB
- Winner: Mackay Regional Council, QLD—Transforming a Water Business
- Highly Commended: Logan City Council, QLD—Digital Innovation: Logan's Interactive Mapping Tool and Online Estimators
- Disability Access and Inclusion PDF: 309 KB
- Winner: Kiama Municipal Council, NSW—Kiama Dementia Friendly Project
- Highly Commended: City of Greater Dandenong, VIC—‘Walkfest’ Disability Inclusion Project
- Excellence in Road Safety PDF: 221 KB
- Winner: Southern Downs Regional Council, QLD—Backpackers & Seasonal Workers Road Safety Campaign
- Innovation to Create More Liveable Australia Cities PDF: 223 KB
- Winner: Mackay Regional Council, QLD—Revitalisation and Activation of Mackay City Centre
- Multicultural Australia—Strength in Diversity PDF: 237 KB
- Winner: City of Greater Dandenong, VIC—Creating Change: Social Cohesion Program
- Highly Commended: Alice Springs Town Council, NT—Big Day Out in Harmony & Citizenship Ceremonies
- Promoting Indigenous Recognition PDF: 331 KB
- Winner: City of Stirling, WA—Stirling Aboriginal Engagement Project
- Highly Commended: Mosman Municipal Council, NSW—Bungaree's Farm
- Youth Economic Participation PDF: 217 KB
- Winner: Yarra City Council, VIC—Yarra Young Entrepreneur Program
If you require any additional information please email the Awards Team at Awards@infrastructure.gov.au.