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
child safety organization
People, Workplace and Wellbeing
COVID-19 Safety Roadmap
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.