24 January 2017

Corangamite councils can now nominate for 2017 National Awards for Local Government

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

The Turnbull Government’s annual awards for innovative local government projects is now open for entries.

Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash invites local governments to nominate for the 2017 National Awards for Local Government (NALG).

“These awards recognise innovative projects which provide new or improved local government services,” Minister Nash said.

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

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

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

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, said councils interested in nominating their projects have until Friday 3 March 2017 to do so.

“That gives all Corangamite electorate councils just six weeks to nominate any projects which they believe align with the NALG’s judging criteria,” Ms Henderson said.

“Councils have the opportunity to nominate under a wide range of categories including boosting productivity through Infrastructure or contributing to regional growth.”

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

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 are now open and close on Friday, 3 March 2017.

24 January 2017