Voting is now open for the 2022 National Awards for Local Government.
For 36 years these awards have showcased the achievements of Australian councils, highlighting excellence and innovation across the sector.
The 11 award categories in this year’s Awards are Creativity and Culture, Productivity through Infrastructure, Regional Growth, Cohesive Communities, Road Safety, Addressing Violence against Women and their Children, Women in Local Government, Indigenous Recognition, Career Starter, Waste Management, and Disaster Preparedness.
Voting closes on 14 September and is now open online.
Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories the Hon Kristy McBain MP said this was a unique opportunity for communities to recognise the hard work of local councils.
“I’m delighted by the influx and range of incredible nominations we have had for this year’s awards, and I look forward to finding out who the winners will be when they’re announced in October,” Minister McBain said.
“The awards will have special significance this year as many local councils have had to grapple with recovery from floods and other natural disasters in their community, as well as special measures to deal with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/national-awards-local-government.