Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:06

WSROC councils recognised for excellence

Light Years Ahead Project Manager, Michelle Playford with resident at the Hawkesbury Show. Light Years Ahead Project Manager, Michelle Playford with resident at the Hawkesbury Show. JayLa Photographer

WSROC and its councils have been recognised for some outstanding and innovative programs this month.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali congratulated Western Sydney councils who have collectively received 10 nominations for prestigious awards in a number of sectors.

“Western Sydney councils are deservedly being recognised for their outstanding and innovative work. And it is important to reflect on this as an indication of how strong we are as a region.

“We are batting above our average not just in the environment and sustainability space (as clearly demonstrated below), but in community development, in arts, in community engagement and a whole range of other areas,” said Cr Bali.

Winners and finalists announced in the month of October include:

 

IAP2 Core Values Awards

(Winners announced 18th October, 2016)

-          Cumberland Council: Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood (Winner, Community Development Award)

 

Green Globe Awards

(Winners announced 28 October, 2016)

-          Fairfield City Council: Fairfield Sustainable Resource Centre (Finalist, Resource Efficiency Award)

 

Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards

(Winners announced 29 November, 2016) 

-          WSROC: Western Sydney Asbestos Answers Facebook campaign (Finalist, Asbestos Management)

-          WSROC councils: Light Years Ahead (Finalist, Climate Change Action)

-          Blacktown City Council: Cool Streets (Finalist, Climate Change Action)

-          Penrith City Council: Cooling the City (Finalist, Climate Change Action)

-          Bankstown City Council: Feral rabbit management in urban Bankstown (Finalist, Invasive Species Management)

-          Bankstown City Council: Habitat box program (Finalist, Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On-Ground Works)

-          Blue Mountains City Council: Leura Falls catchment improvement project (Finalist, Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On-Ground Works)

-          Parramatta City Council: The R3 program: resource, rescue and reuse (Finalist, Waste Avoidance and Reuse).

 

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