Entries for the 2022 National Awards for LG closing soon

Entries for the 11 categories of the 2022 National Awards for Local Government, including entry-level employment initiatives, waste management and disaster preparedness, close next month.

Submissions of no more than 350 words can be entered via the online platform. Following the entry period, councils and communities will have the opportunity to recognise the work and achievements of their peers in the local government sector through an open voting system.

Now more than ever, the work of local governments is vital in delivering services and support for local communities across Australia.

To recognise this outstanding work, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is also inviting the public to nominate their local councils.

Click here to submit a nomination on behalf of a council or go to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’s website for more information.

Entries close at 11.59pm AEDT Wednesday 3 August.

In other awards news, nominations for national awards recognising outstanding contributions supporting and promoting Australia’s agricultural industry are now open.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Secretary Andrew Metcalf said the 2022 Australian Biosecurity awards highlight the diverse work being undertaken to improve Australia’s biosecurity system in the face of increasing and evolving threats.

“Biosecurity risks are becoming more complex and harder to manage for many reasons, including the increasing spread of pests and diseases overseas and an increase in cargo and mail volumes,” Mr Metcalfe said.

“Australia’s biosecurity system protects $50 billion in inbound tourism, $64 billion in agricultural exports and 1.6 million Australian jobs,” he said.

Nominations across eight categories close on 22 August 2022 at 5pm AEST. For more information, go to the department’s website.

Winners will be announced in November