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Local Government NSW presents a number of annual awards that recognise significant achievements of both councils and individual local government employees. 



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Local Government NSW presents annual awards that recognise significant achievements of councils, councillors and individual local government employees.

Please select from the below options to learn more about the award categories, including how to enter.

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AR Bluett Memorial Award

The pinnacle of local government achievement, this award recognises the most progressive councils in NSW.

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RH Dougherty Awards

Recognising NSW councils that demonstrate excellence in communicating and reporting to their local communities.

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Environment Awards

Celebrating outstanding achievements in managing and protecting the environment in local government areas.

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LGNSW Planning Awards

Recognising individuals and councils who demonstrate excellence in planning and development services.

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LGNSW Service Awards

Recognising the efforts, achievements and commitment of long-serving elected members in local government.

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Leo Kelly OAM Arts and Culture

These awards recognise councils that are leaders in arts and culture and have excelled in strategic policy, planning, delivery and evaluation.

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Local Government Week Awards

This event is held in Local Government Week to publicly recognise the efforts of councils in forging relationships of excellence with their communities.

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Cr Pat Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander council staff to undertake further study, training or research.

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Workplace Culture Award

A new initiative between LGNSW and StateCover that recognises contributions and initiatives that focus on a positive workplace culture.

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