Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Gearing up for the 2017 National Awards for Local Government

Media Release

FN004/2017

23 January 2017

  • National awards recognise innovation in delivering regional community services
  • Categories range from boosting productivity to inspiration through the arts
  • Nominations for awards open 23 January 2017 and close 3 March 2017

The Government's annual awards for innovative local government projects opens today.

Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash saidthese awards recognise innovative projects, which provide new or improved local government services to regional and rural communities.

“Through these awards the Government celebrates the ‘best of the best’ local government projects which range from infrastructure, regional growth and art projects,” Minister Nash said.

“The national winner of the 2016 Awards was Mackay Regional Council in Queensland for their Transforming a Water Business project.

“I encourage all local governments to submit projects that are similarly designed that contribute to building stronger and vibrant communities.”

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 will close on Friday, 3 March 2017.

More information about the awards, and how to submit an entry, is available at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg