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.
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.