• National awards recognise innovation in regional community services
• Categories range from boosting productivity to inspiration through the arts
• Nominations for awards close 3 March 2017.
The Government’s annual awards for innovative local government projects is now open for entries.
Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash invites local governments to nominate for the 2017 National Awards for Local Government (NALG).
“These awards recognise innovative projects which provide new or improved local government services,” Minister Nash said.
“Through these awards the Government celebrates the ‘best of the best’ local government projects which range from infrastructure and regional growth to art.
“I encourage all local governments to submit projects that contribute to building a stronger and vibrant communities.”
The national winner of the 2016 Awards was Mackay Regional Council in Queensland for their Transforming a Water Business project.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said councils interested in nominating their projects have until Friday, 3 March 2017, to do so.
“That gives all local councils just five weeks to nominate any projects which they believe align with the NALG’s judging criteria,” Mr Entsch said.
“Councils have the opportunity to nominate under a wide range of categories including boosting productivity through Infrastructure or contributing to regional growth.
“I know we have some very active local councils in Leichhardt which have driven projects that are innovative, engaging and effective so I’d urge them to get involved.”
More information about the awards, and how to submit an entry, is available at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg
Category winners will be announced in mid-April 2017 and the national winner will be announced at the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly dinner in June 2017.
Nominations for the National Awards for Local Government 2017 opened on 23 January 2017 and close on Friday, 3 March 2017.