Finalists announced in local government awards
01 May 2014
Category finalists have been announced in the National Awards for Local Government, highlighting innovative projects that deliver better outcomes for communities.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Awards finalists should be commended for their hard work that is making a real difference in local Australian communities.
“Two finalists have been announced in each of the six award categories, recognising the important role of local government in both urban and regional communities across Australia,” Mr Truss said.
The 2014 category finalists are:
- Arts Animates—excellence in community engagement and participation
Holroyd City Council, NSW—Hay Holroyd “Make a Choice” Young person's video project
Clarence Valley Council, NSW—PLUNGE: Insider's guide to arts and cultural events
- Disability Access and Inclusion
Hume City Council, VIC—School Holiday Program for Indigenous Children with a Disability
Melton City Council, VIC —Disability Action Plan 2013–2017 and Launch
- Improve Productivity and Regional Development
Townsville City Council, QLD —Townsville Planning and Development Reform Program
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, WA—Bridgetown Public Library Infrastructure Development Project
- Multicultural Australia—Strength in Diversity
Greater Dandenong City Council, VIC—“Racism. Get Up. Speak Out.” Campaign
City of Belmont, WA—New Arrivals Library Support Project
- Promoting Indigenous Recognition
Clarence Valley Council, NSW—The Three Mobs One River Aboriginal Learning Kit
City of Salisbury, SA—‘Together Woven’ Kaurna Heritage Marker
- Youth Employment
Melton City Council, VIC—Building Melton Together Employment Initiative
Latrobe City Council, VIC—Steps to the Future Indigenous Employment Program
Mr Truss will announce the winner of the 2014 National Award for Excellence in Local Government in Canberra on the evening of 17 June.
For more information about the Awards, visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg