Georges River Council Crowned Winners at 2022 Local Government Excellence Awards

Georges River Council

Georges River Council has been crowned winners of the Asset and Infrastructure Award at the 2022 Local Government Excellence Awards by Local Government Professionals Australia. The award was presented to Council for the Lower Poulton Park Naturalisation and Carpark Construction project.

The Park which now features a new passive recreation area and a natural vegetation zone that runs down to the Georges River, showcases existing site objects that have been repurposed to provide a natural habitat refuge that supports the native fauna population in the area and include bat caves, bee hotels, rock platforms and bird stands. In addition to this, a new car park was built to service the synthetic playing fields at the location.

Council also received the Highly Commended award within the Community Development category for the project, Community and Culture on Wheels – COVID-19 Safe Events Program.

The event program which included the Frightful 80’s Drive In, We Are Georges River Travelling Exhibition, Summer Streets and In Good Taste Programs, aimed to support the delivery of COVID-19 safe, small community events that helped to connect our community to local town centres across the Georges River area, and reduce community isolation while supporting the local economy.

Council received a total of 8 nominations in several categories. Other nominations included:

Assets and Infrastructure

Penshurst Park Sporting and Community Hub

Georges River Public Amenity Maintenance Review

Innovative Leadership

Child Safe Organisation

People, Workplace, and Wellbeing

COVID-19 Safety Roadmap

Risk Management

Georges River Council COVID-19 Safety Roadmap

Special Project Initiative

Off Road Biking – A new way of working

The awards are a celebration of outstanding achievement in local government.

Georges River Council is honoured of our achievements and in delivering outstanding results for our community and city.

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