Vision, values & achievements

Vision

Randwick City Council's vision is to build 'a sense of community'. We are achieving this through our mission statement of 'working together to enhance our environment, celebrate our heritage, and to value and serve our diverse community'. 


Values 

Our values are a clear statement of how we work to achieve our vision of a sense of community. The behaviours that form the base of our ICARE values include:

Integrity: ensuring transparency and honesty in all our activities

Customer focus: delivering prompt, courteous and helpful service and being responsive to people's changing needs

Accountability: accepting our responsibility for the provision of quality services and information which meet agreed standards

Respect: treating everyone with courtesy, dignity and fairness regardless of our own feelings about the person or the issue

Excellence: being recognised for providing services, programs and information which consistently meet and exceed standards through the use of best known practices and innovation.

Achievements and Awards

Randwick City Council has won many awards, here's a list of recent achievements. 

2016

  • Randwick City Council K2K Urban Design Competition - Winner
    Greater Sydney Planning Awards - Great Plan Award
  • Randwick City Council Special Schedule 7 Audit - Highly Commended
    IPWEA NSW Engineering Excellence Awards - New or Improved Techniques Award
  • Mitchel Woods, Randwick City Council Manager Corporate and Financial Planning - Finalist
    2016 Australian Accounting Awards - Rising Star of the Year Award 
  • Randwick City Council 'Love This Scene, Keep It' Coogee Beach - Highly Commended
    Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Hey Tosser! Litter Action Award 
  • Randwick City Council Honey and Native Bee Apiary Trail - Winner
    Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Habitat and Wildlife Guardianship Award  
  • Randwick City Council Marine and Coastal Discovery Program - Winner
    Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Going Green Education Award
  • Randwick - Winner
    Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Waste Less, Recycle More Award
  • Randwick City Council - Winner
    Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Overall Metropolitan Sustainability Award
  • Randwick City Council Asbestos Awareness Month Campaign - Highly Commended
    The Betty Awards 2015 - Best Council Asbestos Awareness Month Campaigner (NSW Metropolitan Council)

2015 

  • Randwick City Council Multi Unit Dwelling Organics Collection Trial - Highly Commended
    Australian Organic Recyclers Association - Outstanding local government initiative in organics collection/processing or marketing
  • Randwick City Council A Migrant’s Story: Mementos – Winner
    NSW Public Libraries Association -  Marketing Awards for Public Libraries 2015 – programs category
  • Randwick City Council Coogee Beach Library – Winner
    NSW Public Libraries Association -  Marketing Awards for Public Libraries 2015 – Events category
  • Randwick City Library Facebook page - Winner
    NSW Public Libraries Association -  Marketing Awards for Public Libraries 2015 – Social Media category
  • Randwick City Council, A Migrant's Story: Mementos - Finalist
    Multicultural NSW 2015 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards - Public Sector category
  • George Bounassif, Randwick City Council Manager Infrastructure Services - Winner
    IPWEA Engineering Excellence Award - Public Works Leader of the Year
  • Randwick Community Centre Outdoor Classroom and Reed Bed Toilet - Highly Commended
    IPWEA Engineering Excellence Award - Three R’s: Recovering, Recycling and Reusing
  • Randwick City Council Environmental Health Team - Winner
    NSW Food Authority - (City) Food Surveillance Champion Award 
  • Randwick Community Centre sustainability education hub - Winner
    Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Going Green Education Award 
  • Randwick City Council - Highly Commended
    Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Overall Metropolitan Sustainability Award 
  • Peter Maganov, Randwick City Council - Highly Commended
    Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Environmental Achievement Award 
  • Randwick City Council Energy Savings initiatives - Highly Commended
    Blue Star Sustainability Awards - Sustainable Energy Systems Award 
  • Randwick City Council Integrated Management of Works System (IMOWS) - Commended
    Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards 
  • Randwick City Council Website - Winner
    RH Dougherty Award for Excellence in Communication - Reporting to your community (population more than 100,000)
  • Coogee Beach Library - Highly commended
    RH Dougherty Innovation in Special Events Award
  • Randwick City Council / Father Chris Riley’s Youth–Off-The-Streets Outreach Program  - Winner
    2015 Local Government Aboriginal Network - Council Partnership
  • Chifley playing fields stormwater harvesting and re-use project - Finalist
    United Nations Association of Australia: World Environment Day (national) Awards - Excellence in Sustainable Water Management Award
  • Randwick City Council Food Waste trial - Finalist
    World Environment Day (national) Awards - Best Specific Local Government initiative
  • Coogee Beach Library - Winner
    Government Communications Australia 2015 Awards for Excellence - Best Marketing and Public Relations Campaign
  • Turfwar - Finalist
    Government Communications Australia 2015 Awards for Excellence - Best Social Marketing Campaign 
  • Randwick Council Website - Finalist
    Government Communications Australia 2015 Awards for Excellence - Best Digital Media
  • Ray Brownlee, Randwick City Council
    Public Service Medal for Outstanding Public Service 

2014

  • Coogee Beach Foreshore Water Management - Winner
    Sydney Water Sustainable Water Award (Clean Beaches Award 2014)
  • Clovelly Beach for 'Clovelly Ocean Pool Operation Safety' - Highly Commended
    Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NSW) Clean Beaches Award - Safety and Services Award
  • Peter Maganov, Randwick City Council - Highly Commended
    2014 Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards - The Louise Petchell Award for Individual Sustainability
  • Des Renford Leisure Centre - Winner 
    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Awards
    The Complete Multi Disciplinary Project Management Award 
  • Clovelly Pool Pump Automation - Winner
    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Awards 
    Workplace Health and Safety Award
  • Coogee Foreshore Stormwater Harvesting System - Highly Commended
    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Awards
    Three Rs - Recovering, Recycling and Reuse Award
  • Randwick City Library Pinterest web site - Winner
    2014 NSW Public Libraries Association Marketing Awards - Social Media
  • Randwick City Library Exhibitions program - Highly Commended
    2014 NSW Public Libraries Association Marketing Awards Programs
  •  Des Renford Leisure Centre upgrade - Finalist
    2014 Australian Property Institute NSW Excellence in Property Awards  - Preston Rowe Paterson Local Government Award
  •  Spark! Science Clubs Program - Highly Commended
    ALIA Children's and Youth Services Group - Bess Thomas Award 2014
  • Randwick City Council Recycling Centre, Perry Street Matraville, drop off and recycling service - Finalist
    Australian Waste and Recycling Expo Awards - Council Innovation
  • Randwick City Council - Finalist
    2014 Australian HR Awards -  Employer of Choice (Public Sector and NFP)
  • Josh Keech, Randwick City Council - Finalist
    2014 Australian HR Awards - Australian HR Manager of the Year
  • Randwick City Council - Winner
    Australian Business Award 2014: Employer of Choice
  • Roman Wereszczynski, Randwick City Council - Winner
    Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) - Professional Service Award 

2013

  • Renee Saville, Randwick City Council - Finalist
    2013 LGMA NSW Management Excellence Awards - Next Gen -
    Emerging Leader of the Year
  • Sima Truuvert, Randwick City Council - Highly Commended
    2014 The Minister for Local Government Award for Women in Local Government - Metropolitan Council Senior Staff Member
  • The Heffron Pedal Park - Finalist
    2014 Government Communications Australia Awards for Excellence - Best Communications/Engagement 
  • Battle of the Beaches - Finalist
    2014 Government Communications Australia Awards for Excellence - Best Social Marketing Campaign 
  • Sydney Water Sustainable Award - Highly Commended
    Water conservation awarded by Keep Australia Beautiful (NSW) - Yarra Bay Stormwater Harvesting System
  • Building Inclusive Communities Awards - Highly Commended
    A Migrant's Story
  • Local Government NSW Environmental Excellence Award - Winner
    Overall Sustainable Councils award for NSW
  • NSW Sustainable Cities Awards (Keep Australia Beautiful NSW) - Runner Up
    Overall Sustainable Council Award
  • 3-Council Ecological Footprint: Randwick with Waverley and Woollahra Councils - Finalist
    2013 Banksia Foundation Sustainability Awards
  • Green Money Recycling Rewards partnership - Finalist
    2013 Banksia Foundation Sustainability Awards: Business and Not-for-Profits - In Collaboration Award 
  • Banksia Foundation Sustainability Awards - Finalist
  • Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards - Winner
    Sustaining Our City initiative
  • Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards (Resource Recovery) - Winner 
    Enhance Resource Recovery in Housing NSW
  • Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards (Organics Recovery) - Winner The Compost Revolution
  • National Awards for Local Government - Commended
    Buildings for our Community Program
  • RH Dougherty Award Excellence in Communication - Winner
    Light Rail to Randwick
  • RH Dougherty Award Excellence in Communication - Highly Commended
    Earth Hour Dine by Candlelight
  • Australian Human Resources Institute  Rob Goffee Award for Talent Management
    Winner

    Leadership Development
  • Australian Human Resources Institute Award for Workplace Relations - Finalist Workforce Plan
  • Light Rail to Randwick - Winner
    2013 RH Dougherty Award Excellence in Communication
  • Earth Hour Dine by Candlelight - Highly Commended
    2013 RH Dougherty Award for Excellence in communication – more than 100,000 residents
  • Randwick City Council - Highly Commended
    2013 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Award :Overall Sustainable Council Award
  • Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Award - Highly Commended
    Overall Sustainable Council Award
  • Building Inclusive Community Awards - Shortlisted
    Library Services - Migrant Story Project
  • Engineering Excellence Award in 'New or Improved Techniques' - Winner
    Integrated Management of Works System (IMoWS)
  • Local Government Managers Association Management Challenge - Winner
    New South Wales State Final
  • IPWEA NSW Engineering Excellence Award -  the Three R's (Recovering, Recycling and Reusing) - Highly Commended
    Yarra Bay Storm Water Harvesting

2012

  • Marketing Awards for Public Libraries - Special Mention
    Randwick City Library Service received special mentions for our Little Bang Discovery program and Literacy Book Club
  • Minister's Award for Women in Local Government (metropolitan, non-senior staff representative) - Winner
    Internal Auditor Vanessa Creighton won an Award for her work in the area of corruption and fraud prevention, training and educational work which included the Council's ICARE Values film competition

2011

  • Public Libraries Association Metropolitan and Library Council of NSW Multicultural Excellence Award - Winner
  • Randwick City Library Service - Tales of Many Cities project - Highly Commended Randwick City Library Service - Big Bang Science Club
  • Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2011 - Winner
    Water Conservation Award, State and Sydney Region - Coogee Beach 
  • Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2011 - Winner
    Overall Clean Beach Award Sydney Region - Coogee Beach 

2010

  • The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government and the Australian Local Government Women's Association 50:50 Vision - Councils for Gender Equity Program - Bronze Award
    promotion and encouragement of gender equity
  • Planning Institute of Australia's NSW Planning Excellence Awards, Social and Community Based Planning - Commended
    An Integrated Planning Framework - Suite of community Plans
  • Local Government Managers Association Management Challenge - Runner up
    for NSW Region 
  • Stormwater Irrigation of Clovelly Bay - Winner
    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (NSW Division) 2010 Excellence Awards Environmental Enhancement Project or Initiative
  • Clovelly Beach - State & Sydney Region Winner
    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2010 - Water Conservation Award
  • Maroubra Beach - Sydney Region Winner
    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2010 - Overall Clean Beach Award
  • Malabar Beach - Sydney Region Highly Commended
    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2010 - Water Conservation Award
  • Yarra Bay - Sydney Region Winner
    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2010 - Litter Prevention
  • Maroubra Beach - Sydney Region Highly Commended
    Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beach Challenge 2010 - Young Legends Awad
  • Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards - Finalist
    Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards.
  • Local Government and Shires Association
    Excellence in the Environment Awards, Energy Saving & Climate Protection
    Commended - Sustainable Home Makeover Program and Best Gift in the World Campaign
  • The International Association for Public Participation - Winner
    Core Values Award for Public participation Enhanced Decision-making - Buildings for our Community
  • NSW Premier's History Award (NSW Community and Regional History Prize) -  Winner Randwick by Pauline Curby
  • RH Dougherty Awards - Winner
    Reporting to your community (population over 100,000) - Randwick by Pauline Curby
  • The Cancer Council – Local Government Partnership Award 2010 – Local Government Association - Winner
    Outstanding efforts to reduce the impact of cancer in the community.
  • Randwick City Yourtutor - Highly commended
    Tutoring Australasia - Innovative Library Marketing 
  • Keeping Australia Beautiful Environmental Education Award - Highly commended Randwick City Council for The Eco Heroes Club
  • The International Association for Public participation (IAP2) 2010 - Highly commended - Core Values Award for Robust public participation Process - Buildings for our Community
  • The Local Government Managers Association (Australia) 2010 – excellence in Engaging and Serving communities Award - Highly commended
    Buildings for our Community
  • Planning Institute of Australia's NSW Planning Excellence Awards: Social and Community Based Planning category - Commended
    An Integrated Planning Framework suite of Community Plans
  • Local Government Managers Association Management Challenge - Runner up
    NSW Region

2009

  • Sydney Water - Every Drop Counts Water Efficiency Awards - Winner
    Highest Percentage KPI Reduction, Pioneers Park Stormwater Harvesting
  • Australian Library and Information Association - NSW Marketing Awards for Public Libraries - Highly commended
    Library and Community Services
  • Local Government Managers Association NSW - Management Excellence Awards - Winner
    Excellence in Sustainable Environment, Creating sustainable behavioural change through community education initiatives
  • Local Government Managers Association - Management Innovation - September
    Winner

    All Stops to Randwick
  • Caroline Foley, Randwick City Council - Finalist Young Manager of the Year
    Local Government Managers Association Management Excellence Awards  - Management Innovation 
  • Cultural Plan "A Cultural Randwick City" - Winner
    Planning Institute of Australia NSW Award - Social and Community Based Planning
  • Des Renford Aquatic Centre - Winner
    National Austswim - School of the Year
  • Local Government Cultural Awards - Winner
    Library and Information Services, Division C for A Migrant's Story
  • Coalface Award - Highly Commended
    NSW Annual Financial Statements
  • ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection
    Milestone 5 to complete the CCP program.
  • OverDrive - Winner
    international OverDrive marketing awards

2008

  • Keep Australia Beautiful
     NSW Sustainable Cities Awards
  • Journey to Excellence Strategy - Winner
    Local Government Managers Association 2008 Management Excellence Awards  - Management Innovation  
  • Using Technology to Build Sustainable Communities - Merit
    Local Government Managers Association 2008 Management Excellence Awards  - Corporate Sustainability 
    Keep Australia Beautiful - NSW Sustainable Cities Awards - Winner
    Grundfos Water Conservation Award - for saving 100 million litres of waste in Randwick City
    Biodiversity Conservation Award - Highly Commended
    Randwick City Council 
  • Local Government and Shires Associations – Excellence in Environment Awards - Winner
    Energy and water Savings Award – Retrofitting Des Renford Aquatic Centre for energy and water savings
  • Biodiversity Management Award – Winner
    Randwick's Biodiversity Conservation Program
  • Climate Change Adoption / Mitigation Award – Highly Commended
    NSW Local Government Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Institute Public Works Engineers Australia – NSW Engineering Excellence Awards - Winner
    Environmental Enhancement Project or Initiative – Remediation and stormwater irrigation of Pioneers Park, Malabar
  • United Nations Association (Australia) – World Environment Day Awards - Winner
    Excellence in Overall Environmental Management
  • Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge – Winner
    NSW Local Government Emissions Trading Scheme
  • NSW Sustainable Water Challenge - Winner
    Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
  • Planning Institute of Australia – NSW Excellence in Planning Awards - High Commendation in Urban Planning
    Affordable Housing Strategy and Program - High Commendation
    in Urban Design: Design Ideas for Rejuvenating Residential Flat Buildings Guide
  • Australian Property Industry – Innovation and Excellence Awards - High Commendation Design Ideas for Rejuvenating Residential Flat Buildings Guide
  • Clean Beach Challenge CBC Sydney Region - Winner
    Clovelly Beach, Coogee Beach
    Highly Commended - Maroubra Beach, Yarra Bay
  • NSW Sustainable Water Challenge - Winner
    Commercial and Industrial category for Water Conservation Management in Council's Community Nursery
    Financial Incentives category for Sustainable Makeover Rebate Program Highly Commended -
  • LGSA Dougherty Awards - Winner
    Excellence in Communication for 'Come and Have a Sticky Beak' Open Days

2007

  • Sustaining our City Program
    Local Government Managers Association 2007 Management Excellence Awards  -  Sustainability within Local Government
  • Achieving Equity Project
    Local Government Managers Association 2007 Management Excellence Awards  - Service to Community Within Local Government
  • Councillor Online Training Program
    Local Government Managers Association 2007 Management Excellence Awards  - Governance Excellence 
  • United Nations Association of Australia - world Environment Day Awards
    Winner

    Sustainable Water Management Award, All Water Recycling Initiatives
  • Banksia Environmental Award for Local Government 
  • Randwick City Council - Winner
    Keep Australia Beautiful - Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2007 - Community Partnership
  • Randwick City Council - Winner
    Keep Australia Beautiful - Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2007 -Young Legends
  • Randwick City Council Library Services - Winner
    2008 NSW Seniors Week Achievement Award - Eductaion/Lifelong Learning 
  • Randwick City Council's RU Up $ Fitness - Highly Commended
    Heart Foundation Kellogg Local Government Awards 2007 - Programs that Promote Healthy Weight
  • Randwick City Council - 2005-06 Annual Report - Winner
    Local Government and Shires Association True Local RH Dougherty Award
  • Sustaining our City - retrofitting Randwick for Energy Savings - Winner
    2007 National Awards for Local Government - Community Water Grants Saving

2006

  • AR Bluett Memorial Award for Local Government  Local Government and Shires Association NSW to the leading Council in NSW- Winner
  • International Liveable Communities (LivCom) Awards in China - Winner
    Environmentally Sensitive Project division and awarded a Silver Merit for the City– Wide division
  • Sustaining Our City - Gold Award
    The 2006 International Liveable Communities (LivCom) Awards (China)  - Environmentally Sensitive Practices
  • Public Place Management at Randwick Council - Commendation
    Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services - National Awards for Local Government 2006 - Efficiency Improvement
  • Randwick City Council Home Energy Makeover - Winner
    Local Government and Shires Association NSW - 2006/07 - Excellence in the Environment Awards - Climate Change Adaption/Mitigation Award
  • Institute for Public Works Engineers Australia (NSW) - Winner
    3 R's, Reduce, Re-use Recycle award for waste avoidance at the Randwick City Council Recycling Centre
  • National Aquatic Recreation Institute AH Pierce - Winner
    Facility of the Year award for the Des Renford Aquatic Centre
  • Metropolitan Library Association of NSW 'Multicultural Excellence Award' - Winner
    Migrant Story project
  • NSW Green Globes Award for Energy and Water Research, Education and Awareness - Winner
  • Annual Clean Beach Challenge Awards - seven awards received

2005

  • Local Government and Shires Association – Winner
    Overall Sustainability Winner: Excellence in the Environment Awards for the Randwick City Plan and 'Sustaining Our City' Environmental Levy program
  • Keep Australia Beautiful –Clean Beaches Award Challeng - Winner
    Maroubra Beach – Regional Winner and Statewide Highly Commended in the Natural Heritage Award
    Maroubra Beach – Regional Winner
    Community Action Award
    Clovelly Beach – Regional Winner
    Friendly Beach Award
  • Local Government Management Association Awards - Finalist and Runner-up
    Excellence in Sustainability within Local Government, and a Silver Merit for the Aspiring Young Manager of the Year 2005, Senior Sustainability Officer, Anne Warner
  • NSW Green Globes - Finalist and Runner-up
    Water Conservation Re-use and Recycling, and Water Smart Champion Finalist, Zaman Shamsuz
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