National Awards for Local Government

2019 National Award for Excellence in Local Government

The National Award for Excellence in Local Government was awarded on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 by the Hon Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government. The 2019 winner of the National Award for Excellence in Local Government is the City of Stirling, for their Kaleidoscope Initiative.

The presentation of the National Award for Excellence took place at the Australian Local Government Association’s annual Gala Dinner, as part of their National General Assembly in Canberra.

2019 Category Award Winners

The 2019 National Awards for Local Government were presented on Monday, 17 June 2019.

The ten category winners were presented with their awards at an event attended by Ministers and category sponsors at the Crown Plaza in Canberra.

Details of the National Award winner, category winners and highly commended projects are in the 2019 National Awards for Local Government Winners’ Book.

A full list of Category Winners and Highly Commended projects can also be found below.

About the Awards

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

The Awards celebrate local government projects that demonstrate leading practice, deliver improved outcomes, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and make a meaningful difference for communities.

The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments and Woodside Energy Ltd. The Awards also partnered with Local Government Professionals Australia and the Australian Local Government Women’s Association.

Category Winners and Highly Commended Projects

Winner: City of Belmont, WA — The Adventures of the Belmonsters

Highly Commended: Manningham City Council, VIC — Powerful Stories
Highly Commended: Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD — Cultivate the Arts Program

Winner: Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW — Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility

Highly Commended: Lismore City Council, NSWOptimised IDEA – South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

Winner: George Town Council, TAS — Bell Bay Initiative

Highly Commended: Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD — The Mill
Highly Commended: Murweh Shire Council, QLD — Managing Economic Diversity in the Remote Shire of Murweh

Winner: Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD — Backstage Pass

Highly Commended: Wangaratta Rural City Council, VIC — Same Same, But Different

Winner: City of Stirling, WA — Moorland Street Bicycle Boulevard

Highly Commended: City of Ryde, NSW — Safety Around Schools
Highly Commended: North Sydney Council, NSW — Take a Look Around – Ballad Rap Pedestrian Campaign

Winner: City of Stirling, WA — Kaleidoscope Initiative

Highly Commended: Willoughby City Council, NSW — MOSAIC Multicultural Centre

Winner: Wollongong City Council, NSW — I Belong in the Gong

Highly Commended: Gannawarra Shire Council, VIC — ReSpark the Park

Winner: City of Fremantle, WA — One Day

Highly Commended: Shire of Northam, WA — Bilya Koort Boddja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge

Winner: Holly Cowdery, Willoughby City Council, NSW — Project Manager, Gore Hill Park Redevelopment

Winner: Wollongong City Council, NSW — Eyes on the Future

Highly Commended: City of Canterbury Bankstown, NSW — Sophea’s Story
Highly Commended: City of Swan, WA — Resource Sharing in the Resources Capital

Further Information

Monitor this website for information about the 2020 National Awards for Local Government and key dates.

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

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Last Updated: 28 June, 2019