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Randwick Council Wins!

Published Date
26/06/2019
News Topic
Council, Exhibitions, Awards & Competitions

On Thursday 20 June, local government professionals gathered in Sydney for the NSW LG Awards Dinner. These awards recognise significant areas of the industry, including leadership, environment, community, operation performance and more.

We’re proud to announce that Randwick City Council was not left off the winners list! With more than 150 nominations received across the awards, Randwick Council was happy to be acknowledged in five categories. The awards Randwick Council took home are:

Community Partnerships and Collaboration

This award highlights genuine effective partnerships and collaborations that have resulted in better outcomes for Council.

Highly Commended awarded to the work done by Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils for the ‘Solar My School’ program. This free program helps local schools navigate a path to solar success from start to finish. Already over 30 schools in our region are getting involved with the program.

Environmental Leadership and Sustainability

This new category recognises excellence in people and culture as evidenced by a particular project or initiative that demonstrates real benefit to the organisation.

Winner awarded to Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils for Solar My School.

Highly Commended award to Randwick City Council for Randwick Environmental Levy, Getting Sustainability Done in Randwick. The Environmental Levy and Sustaining Our City initiative continues to transform the City’s approach to sustainability by carrying out a wide range of projects and programs to protect and improve the environment.

Sustainability Team and our General Manger with Awards representative

Innovative and Leadership Management

This category recognises innovative projects/initiatives that demonstrate new ways of leading, facilitating of controlling or ensuring a particular outcome is achieved.

Highly Commended was awarded to Randwick City Council for our Datacentre Transformation Project. This project involved shutting down Council’s old servers and setting up new high performance servers at two world-class Australian-based commercial datacentres. This reduces the risk of any disaster affecting Council’s operations, as well as reduces power consumption by more than half, and frees up staff time to deliver more services to the community.

Randwick Council IT staff accept their award

Special Project Initiative

This category recognises leadership where an individual, team or council has developed a concept or practice that improves the business in which they work through the development of processes or practices that have a major impact on the organisation and its customers.

Highly Commended awarded to Randwick City Council for Randwick Council and UNSW’s Household Swimming Pool Efficiency and Rebate Trial. Research conducted by UNSW and Council has revealed that pool pump energy can be reduced by 71% saving an average pool owner $486 annually.

Accepting the Special Project Initiative Award

Congratulations to all of the dedicated and hardworking Council employees who were responsible for implementing these programs.

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