More than 300 local government professionals attended the LG Awards Dinner at the Ivy Ballroom, in Sydney, on Thursday, 6 April, where Warrumbungle Shire Council scooped a highly-coveted award for excellence.
Warrumbungle Shire Council general manager, Steve Loane, attended the awards’ ceremony, where he accepted the NSW Local Government Excellence Award for Community Partnerships and Collaboration (under 15,000 population category).
This award reflects the success of council’s Community Development Coordinator Program, which operates in six towns across the shire - Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Baradine, Mendooran, Coolah and Dunedoo - and is auscpiced by various development groups and progress associations.
The Community Develoment Coordinator Program illustrates how effective partnerships and collaborations have resulted in better outcomes for council and the local community.
Organised by Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW, the annual awards celebrate the achievements and innovations of councils from across the state.
The awards are designed to recognise both project-based initiatives and continuous improvement programs, undertaken by individuals or teams.
This year, both Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, and Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton, presented awards to nominees from the sector.
“Local government works hard for the communities in NSW, and we were thrilled that the Deputy Premier and Local Government Minister joined us in acknowledging the sector’s professionalism and dedication,” said Local Government Professionals Australia NSW president, Barry Smith.
Warrumbungle Shire Council general manager, Steve Loane, was delighted to accept the NSW Local Government Excellence Award for Community Partnerships and Collaboration in Sydney last Thursday evening.