Gearing up for the 2017 National Awards for Local Government

Media Release


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: