Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

National Awards for Local Government

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About the Awards

The National Awards for Local Government is an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. The Awards spotlight innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference to their local communities.

The Australian Government works together with the states, territories and local governments to improve economic and social participation, strengthen the national economy, deliver better health services and close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage.

The Awards recognise the important role of local governments in delivering targeted quality services to Australians in urban and regional communities. The Awards celebrate local government projects that demonstrate leading practice, deliver better outcomes for communities, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and make a meaningful difference.

Each year the Award's focus is on local government projects that are relevant to the national agenda.

Local governments play an important leadership role in identifying regional strengths and working collaboratively together and with other organisations to deliver projects that create jobs and develop regional economies for the benefit of their communities and the nation.

Local governments are invited to submit projects that contribute to building a stronger more productive and diverse economy and deliver better services at a local community level.

The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments.

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Last Updated: 18 December, 2014