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The LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements in Queensland local government.  Congratulations to all the nominees and a special mention to the category winners and finalists - well done and well deserved.  The various projects presented in the nominations are testament to the diversity, dedication, innovation and collaboration that is Queensland local government.  Congratulations to all the council teams and staff working hard across the sector - we thank you for supporting your communities. Please view the Awards Magazine below that outlines all 2021 nominations - some amazing projects and initiatives.

AWARD WINNERS for 2021 included:

Teamwork – Ipswich City Council – Food Truck Friendly Council – proudly supported by King and Company Solicitors.

Workplace Wellbeing – Cook Shire Council – Health and Safety Leadership and Culture Initiative – proudly supported by Preston Law.

Community Shaping – Western Downs Regional Council – Shaping Stronger, More Resilient and Productive Communities - proudly supported by Preston Law.

Collaboration – Logan City Council – Safety Camera and District Tasking Partnership – proudly supported by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Doing More with Less – Burdekin Shire Council – Virtual Festival – proudly supported by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Innovation – Ipswich City Council – Karalee Library Pod – proudly supported by King and Company Solicitors.

Sustainability – Bulloo Shire Council – Water Cooling Project – proudly supported by Yurika.

Above and Beyond – Garry Mason – Douglas Shire Council – proudly supported by LGIAsuper.

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Award Finalists for 2021 included:


Scenic Rim Regional Council – Planning Scheme – Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement

South Burnett Regional Council – Drone Operations

Sunshine Coast Council – Stay Connect Create

Community Shaping

Ipswich city Council – Open Ipswich – Transparency and Integrity Hub

Isaac Regional Council – Regional Planning Scheme and Coastal Planning Provisions

Scenic Rim Regional Council – Be Healthy and Active

Western Downs Regional Council – Groovin’ in the Garden


City of Gold Coast – Griffith Centre for Coastal Management Collaboration

City of Gold Coast – Queensland Border Closure

Mackay Regional Council – Water Industry Worker Program

Redland City Council – Hear Here Council eLearning Training Package


Cairns Regional Council – Smart Catchments Saltwater Creek

Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Water Quality Management Program

Ipswich City Council – Ipswich Trekker 2.0

Moreton Bay Regional Council – The Automated and Integrated Defect Hunter


Logan City Council – Cedar Grove Environmental Centre

Rockhampton Regional Council – Sustainable Futures Rockhampton

Western Downs Regional Council – COVID-19 Recovery Package


Thank you to the 2021 Awards for Excellence Corporate Partners

LGMA Awards for Excellence nominations 2021

About the Awards

As an association of managers and aspiring managers in local government, LGMA is committed to the development and improvement of local government management in Queensland.  We are also committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the profession, ensuring that our members are at the forefront of innovation and change.   One of the ways we support councils and individual officers in achieving excellence is through the Local Government Awards for Excellence programme offered annually across Queensland councils.


Awards Brochure - View the 2021 Brochure

Nomination Guidelines - Download nomination guidelines 

Nomination Form/Registration - Closed on 21 April at 3.00pm.

The Award Categories include  - 

      • Above and Beyond
      • Collaboration
      • Community Shaping
      • 'Doing more with Less' (Category 1 Councils only)
      • Innovation
      • Sustainability
      • Teamwork
      • Workplace Wellbeing


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