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

Wyndham City Council wins 2017 National Award for Excellence in Local Government

Media Release

FN092/2017

20 June 2017

  • WynLens interactive modelling system enables residents to view planning and development proposals
  • Project selected from a field of 10 major category award winners
  • An example of the high quality services local councils provide across Australia

Victoria’s Wyndham City Council was presented with the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Local Government, at a gala event in Canberra tonight.

Minster for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash said the National Awards for Local Government celebrate exceptional local government projects that are making a significant difference to the lives of residents across Australia.

“I am very impressed with the quality and diversity of this year’s entries,” Minister Nash said.

“These annual awards clearly show that the local government sector continues to deliver improved services and better outcomes to help build the kinds of communities that our children and grandchildren will want to either stay in or come back to.

“I understand that due to the high calibre of this year’s entries deciding the national winner from the 10 category winners announced in May was a challenge for the national judging panel.

“Congratulations to all of the 2017 category winners, especially Wyndham City Council for its innovative approach in developing and delivering the WynLens—Visualization, Analysis and Modelling of a Holographic City project.”

Minister Nash said the Wyndham City Council project would be a game changer for residents in the Wyndham City region with the potential to be rolled out across the country.

“The WynLens project enhances community engagement and improves planning outcomes by allowing residents to visualise local surroundings using interactive 3D and immersive landscapes,” she said.

“In developing WynLens in partnership with the tertiary and private sectors, Wyndham City has succeeded in employing cutting-edge technology to improve its local community’s understanding of planning and development proposals.

“This is an extraordinary project and is just another example of the high quality services our local councils provide rolling out across Australia.”

To qualify for consideration as the national award winner, the WynLens project won the Innovation to Create More Liveable Australian Cities category, sponsored by Optus Business.

A full list of the 2017 category and highly commended winners is available on the National Awards for Local Government website: infrastructure.gov.au/nalg.