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Annual Awards for Excellence

The annual Local Government Awards for Excellence, coordinated by the Local Government Association of Tasmania and sponsored by MAV Insurance, aim to promote outstanding achievement and to inspire leading management practice and continuous improvement among Tasmanian councils.  The awards are presented for initiatives that have, or are delivering positive benefits for Tasmanian communities.

The winners of the 2017 Local Government Awards for Excellence were announced on 28 July, at the LGAT Annual Conference held at Wrest Point in Hobart.  This year, 20 nominations were received from 13 councils throughout the State showcasing a diversity of high quality council projects.

The winners of the 2017 Local Government Awards for Excellence are:

Delivering Excellence - Smaller Councils (population up to 15,000)
Dorset Council

Aged Care in the North East

Dorset CouncilIn May 2015, the Dorset community was told one of Scottsdale’s two aged care facilities would close and the other, a government-run facility was losing more than $1 million a year, placing the future of aged care in the North East in doubt.  Dorset Council led the revival with an innovative plan that saw a new operator take over the two facilities, with assistance from the State Government.  This has led to aged care in the North East being not only secured but allows for future expansion on the site. 

Dorset Council was able to develop and foster this plan because of its excellent financial position – giving it the ability to underwrite the operations while the new deal was negotiated.  Securing and expanding the aged care facilities will add to the local economy, creating jobs and wealth, as well as making it a region of choice to live, work and retire.

Judges praised the work of Dorset Council saying the project has national implications – an innovative model taking aged care in rural and regional areas from decline into growth, and providing a framework for communities to partner through Local Government with aged care providers and Government, to deliver a better future for local communities.

Delivering Excellence - Larger Councils (population more than 15,000)
Read Devonport
Devonport City Council

Devonport City CouncilRead Devonport is a collaboration between Local and State Government, community service organisations, service clubs and the Devonport community, aimed at improving literacy.  The program’s objective is recognition that by improving literacy, it will lead to greater social and economic prosperity in the region, with many of the program elements designed to support parents with low literacy levels. 

A total of 56 partner organisations have come together to develop, invest in and deliver a program featuring 45 unique and interconnected projects.  This has included delivering more than 525 free or low-cost literacy activities, workshops and events, connecting around 3,000 participants and involving 150 staff and volunteers from partner organisations.  $150,000 was leveraged from an initial $30,000 investment.  The result is improved literacy, family connections, community participation and social inclusion.

The winners each received a trophy and $1,000 prize money.

For enquiries about the Local Government Awards for Excellence, email reception@lgat.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6233 5966.


The Local Government Awards for Excellence are proudly sponsored by

MAV

For details of the 2017 winners, click here

For details of the 2016 winners, click here

For details of the 2015 winners, click here

For details of the 2014 winners, click here

For details of the 2013 winners, click here
2013 Local Government Awards for Excellence Winners Project Summaries(310 kb)

For details of the 2012 winners, click here

2011 Awards for Excellence Media Release 2011%20Awards%20for%20Excellence%20Media%20Release (92 kb)
2011 Awards for Excellence Winners Project Summaries 2011%20Awards%20for%20Excellence%20Winners%20Project%20Summaries (32 kb)

2010 Awards for Excellence Media Release 2010%20Awards%20for%20Excellence%20Media%20Release (84 kb)
2010 Awards for Excellence Winners Project Summaries 2010%20Awards%20for%20Excellence%20Winners%20Project%20Summaries (113 kb)

For details of the 2009 winners, click here

For details of the 2008 winners, click here.

For details of the 2007 winners, click here

For details of the 2006 winners, click here.

For details of the 2005 winners, click here.

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