Georges River Council crowned winner of 2022 Local Government Awards of Excellence

The Georges River Council has been crowned the winner of the Asset and Infrastructure Award at the Local Government Excellence Awards 2022 by Local Government Professionals Australia. The award was presented to the Council for the Lower Poulton Park Naturalization and Car Park Building Project.

The park, which now includes a new passive recreation area and natural vegetation area that slopes down to the Georges River, features existing site features that have been redeveloped to provide a natural habitat refuge that supports the population of wildlife native to the area and includes bat caves. , bee hotels, rock platforms and watchtowers. In addition to this, a new parking lot has been constructed to service the on-site synthetic playgrounds.

The council also received the Highly Commended award in the Community Development category for the Community and Culture on Wheels – COVID-19 Safe Events Program project.

The program of events, which included the traveling exhibit Frightful 80’s Drive In, We Are Georges River, Summer Streets and In Good Taste, was intended to support the delivery of COVID-19 safe community events that helped connect our community to local town centers. in the Georges River region and reduce the isolation of the community while supporting the local economy.

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

Assets and infrastructure

Penshurst Park Sports and Community Center

Review of maintenance of public equipment on the Georges River

Innovative leadership

child safety organization

People, Workplace and Wellbeing

COVID-19 Safety Roadmap

Risk management

Georges River Board COVID-19 Safety Roadmap

Special Project Initiative

Mountain Bike – A new way of working

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

The Georges River Board is honored by our accomplishments and the achievement of outstanding results for our community and our city.

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