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Council subscribers of LGMA Queensland may nominate projects for the Awards for Excellence.  The Awards for Excellence are presented at a celebratory event (typically a Gala Dinner).   In 2020, nominations closed on 27 May and a record number of nominations were received!  Due to social distancing and restrictions for events, the Gala Dinner scheduled for Thursday 28 May was cancelled in lieu of a live streamed Celebration on Thursday 27 August 2020.   

Thank you to the following councils for their nomination/s and support in 2020:

Balonne Shire Council, Bulloo Shire Council, Cairns Regional Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council, Cook Shire Council, Douglas Shire Council, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Gympie Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Isaac Regional Council, Logan City Council, Longreach Regional Council, Mareeba Shire Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council, Redland City Council, Rockhampton Regional Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, South Burnett Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Tablelands Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Torres Shire Council, Torres Strait Islands Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council.

Award Winners

The award categories are designed to be flexible – recognising that local government is at the forefront of innovation and operates in a rapidly changing environment.  Categories are not intended to be limited to, or represent, particular areas of local government activity, and are applicable to activities across the whole of local government. 

To find out more about the winning projects please click on the links:

Doing More with Less – Cook Shire Council – Community Resiliency Blitz – proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs

Above and Beyond – Bernard Dorante – Torres Strait Islands Regional Council – proudly supported by LGIAsuper

Sustainability – Isaac Regional Council – Water and Waste Integrated Management System – proudly supported by Yurika

Innovation – Moreton Bay Regional Council – Artificial Intelligence Asset Scanning System – proudly supported by King and Company Solicitors

Teamwork – Scenic Rim Regional Council – Teamwork Approach to Worldwide Pandemic – proudly supported by LGMS

Community Shaping – Carpentaria Shire Council – Little Fish, Big Impact – Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre – proudly supported by Preston Law

Workplace Wellbeing – Somerset Regional Council – Team Somerset Wellness Program – proudly supported by Preston Law

Collaboration – Logan City Council – Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project – proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs

Thank you to the 2020 Awards for Excellence Corporate Partners:


Thank you to our Collaborative Event Partners:

Event Staging Management and State Library of Queensland

To view the Celebratory Event from 27 August 2020, click here.


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