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Winners announced

At the 2014 National Awards for Local Government, the Australian Government announced six category winners and the winner of the 2014 National Award for Excellence in Local Government. This year's winner is Latrobe City Council for the Steps to the Future Indigenous Employment Program.

Category winners

Congratulations to this year's category winners:

  • Arts Animates—excellence in community engagement and participation
    Sponsored by the Ministry for the Arts in the Attorney-General's Department
    • Holroyd City Council, NSW—Hay Holroyd “Make a Choice” Young person's video project
  • Disability Access and Inclusion
    Sponsored by the Department of Social Services
    • Hume City Council, VIC—School Holiday Program for Indigenous Children with a Disability
  • Improve Productivity and Regional Development
    Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
    • Townsville City Council, QLD—Townsville Planning and Development Reform Program
  • Multicultural Australia—Strength in Diversity
    Sponsored by the Department of Social Services
    • Greater Dandenong City Council, VIC—‘Racism. Get Up. Speak Out.’ Campaign
  • Promoting Indigenous Recognition
    Sponsored by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
    • Clarence Valley Council, NSW—The Three Mobs One River Aboriginal Learning Kit
  • Youth Employment
    Sponsored by the Department of Education
    • Latrobe City Council, VIC—Steps to the Future Indigenous Employment Program

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. 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 June, 2014