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2015 Category Winners Announced

About the Awards

The National Awards for Local Government is an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. The Awards recognise the important role of local governments in delivering targeted quality services to Australians in urban and regional communities.

Through the Awards, the Australian Government celebrates local government projects that are innovative, deliver better outcomes for communities, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and that make a meaningful difference to their regions. The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP  announced the Category Winners and Highly Commended projects for this year's Awards on 21 April 2015.

Minister Truss will announce the winner of the 2015 National Award for Excellence in Local Government on the evening of 16 June 2015.

Categories Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Category Winners.

Highly Commended

Congratulations to the 2015 highly commended recipients.

  • Arts Animates—excellence in community engagement and participation
    Sponsored by the Ministry for the Arts in the Attorney-General's Department
    Highly Commended:
    • Ballarat City Council, VIC for Rebel Elders
    • City of Melville, WA for PHAZE Youth Urban Art Project
    • Northern Grampians Shire Council, VIC for St Arnaud Street Museum—pride of place in the regeneration of St Arnaud
  • Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
    Highly Commended: Townsville City Council, QLD for Lifecycle Cost Asset Management Plan
  • Disability Access and Inclusion
    Sponsored by the Department of Social Services
    Highly Commended: East Gippsland Shire Council, VIC—East Gippsland All Abilities Playground
  • Youth Employment
    Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
    Highly Commended: Maroondah City Council, VIC—Work Inspiration—Transitioning from School to Work

If you require any additional information please email the Awards Team at Awards@infrastructure.gov.au.

Key dates

5 May 2015 National judging
16 June 2015 Awards presentation events and announcement of the winner of the 2015 National award for Excellence in Local Government

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Last Updated: 22 April, 2015