A list of Lismore City Council's awards and industry recognition...


MyRoadInfo

2014: MyRoadInfo beat entrants such as Brisbane City Council to take out the Government Communications Australia award for Best Crisis Communications. The GCA Awards for Excellence recognise the exceptional work of government communicators. The awards are presented to those organisations and communicators who have achieved outstanding success from innovative and effective communication practices.

2013: MyRoadInfo received the RH Dougherty Award for Reporting to your Community. The RH Dougherty Awards recognise and encourage greater understanding and communication by councils to their local communities. The Reporting to your Community category encompasses all forms of community reporting.

2012: MyRoadInfo was awarded Highly Commended in the Local Government category at the Resilient Australia Awards. The Resilient Australia Awards recognise and promote activities which support communities to be better prepared and more disaster resilient.

Lismore City Council was happy to accept the above awards on behalf of NOROC.
 

Imagine Lismore Projects – Lismore Health Precinct

2014: Our innovative Lismore Health Precinct project won a NSW Local Government Excellence Award in the ‘Partnerships for Growth’ category. The project is designed to help develop our city's health precincts in partnership with the Northern NSW Local Health District, St Vincents Private Hospital, the University Centre for Rural Health and others to achieve greater opportunities for local business, employment, housing choice and better urban design.


Waste Management:

2016: The Biocycle Compost Facility won an AORA NSW 2016 Leadership Award in the ‘Outstanding local government initiative in organics collection/processing or marketing’ category.

2016: The Lismore Revolve Shop was awarded a Local Government Excellence Award in Waste Avoidance and Reuse.

2016: Organic certification of compost made from kerbside food and garden waste (a first for a council in Australia) was awarded a Local Government Excellence Award in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.

2015: The licensed phytocap at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, a first in NSW, received two commendations at the Australian Property Institute Awards in the environmental excellence and local government categories.

2014: The ‘Dirty Dozen’ recycling education campaign won a Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Award.

2013: Local Government Management Excellence Awards ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability for several projects including the MRF, phytocapping, our solar initiatives and our new electric car.

2012: Bronze award at the Local Government Innovation in Waste Awards for Resource Recovery Collection Stations.

2011: Winner of the Local Government Awards ‘Working with Schools Award’ for the Mobile Muster Program.

2001-2002: Join winner of the NSW Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards for the ‘Do the Right Bin’ campaign.

2008: ‘Highly Commended’ in the IPWEA Engineering Excellence Awards for the Three Rs – Recovering Recycling and Reusing.

2008: National Excellence Award at the Local Government Awards for the Mobile Muster Program.

2008: Winner of the ‘Community Engagement’ category in the NSW Sustainable Water Challenge for the ‘Let’s Make Every Drop Count’ Education Program.

1999: Winner of the Waste Management Award at the Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards for ‘Working towards a low waste future’.
 

Training
2016: The Frontline Leaders Program received highly commended in the Local Government Excellence Awards in the category of Operational Management and Effectiveness. The Frontline Leaders Program was rolled out to all supervisors in 2015, empowering them to be better leaders in order to improve internal culture and enhance productivity.
 

Community Services

2014: The Move2Change program was awarded the a national Heart Foundation Local Government Award in the category ‘Councils with populations greater than 15,000’. The Move2Change program delivers low-cost exercise programs at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre and in our villages.
 

Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre

2015: GSAC was named winner of the Personal Services category at the Lismore Business Excellence Awards for its holistic approach to fitness and aquatic services, its wide range of programs and a personalised approach to relationships with members.

2014: GSAC was awarded a GOLD Quality Award at Fitness Australia’s Health and Fitness Industry Quality Awards for its proven ability to provide quality service across the business.

2013: GSAC was awarded a GOLD Quality Award at Fitness Australia’s Health and Fitness Industry Quality Awards for its proven ability to provide quality service across the business.

2009: The GSAC complex received a ‘Highly Commended’ at the IPEWA Engineering Excellence Awards in the category Design and/or Construction of a Local Government Public Works Project.
 

Economic Development

2014: The Buy Local Project Northern Rivers was a regional winner at the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards. Buy Local Project Northern Rivers offer an online portal where local businesses can tender for government projects.
 

Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres

2014: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres won a Countrylink North Coast Tourism Award in the category of Visitor Information and Services.

2014: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres received the silver NSW Tourism Award for Visitor Information and Services – the Rod Murdoch Memorial Award.

2013: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres received the bronze NSW Tourism Award for Visitor Information and Services – the Rod Murdoch Memorial Award.

2011: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres received the silver NSW Tourism Award for Visitor Information and Services – The Rod Murdoch Memorial Award.

2011: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres won a Countrylink North Coast Tourism Award in the category of Visitor Information and Services.

2010: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres received the gold NSW Tourism Award for Visitor Information and Services – the Rod Murdoch Memorial Award.

2009: Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres received the bronze NSW Tourism Award for Visitor Information and Services – the Rod Murdoch Memorial Award.


Lismore City Hall

2013: The refurbishment of Lismore City Hall received a ‘Highly Commended’ at the Australian Property Institute NSW Excellence in Property Awards, in the Local Government category.
 

Southern Trunk Main

2013: The Southern Trunk Main won an IPEWA Engineering Excellence Award in the category of Design and/or Construction of a Local Government Public Works Project.

2013: The Southern Trunk Main was recognised in the Engineers Australia Sydney Division Engineering Excellence Award. Lismore City Council and Public Works NSW Water Solutions received a joint ‘Highly Commended’ for the trunk main project.
 

Lismore Regional Gallery

2013: Lismore Regional Gallery’s project Not Quite Square: the story of Northern Rivers architecture was named Highly Commended in the 2013 IMAGinE Awards, run by Museum & Galleries NSW. Lismore Regional Gallery was commended in the ‘Exhibition’ category for organisations between 3-20 staff.

2010: Lismore Regional Gallery was named ‘Best in Show’ in the ‘Website and Multimedia’ category of the Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards. The award was for the Splendid website: ‘… best production values, well-crafted site supporting a lot of content with the social networking presence well placed up front’.
 

Environment and Sustainability

2015: Council received two Green Globe Awards, the Local Government Sustainability Award and the Regional Sustainability Award, for a series of environmental, waste and sustainability initiatives including the Renewable Energy Master Plan, Lismore Community Solar, Biodiversity Management Strategy, the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and more.

2012: The Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for south-east Lismore won a Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Award.
 

Sport

2012: The 2012-2020 Sport and Recreation Plan received a Parks & Leisure Australia Award.
 

Road safety awards

2012: The Drive to Conditions education campaign won the IPWEA  Local Government Excellence in Roads Safety Award.

2012: The Drive to Conditions education campaign won the National Awards for Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Award.

2011: The Lismore Late Nighter bus and education campaign Driving Stories received a ‘Highly Commended’ at the IPWEA Local Government Excellence in Roads Safety Awards.

2010: The RRISK education seminars for young drivers won the IPWEA Local Government Excellence in Road Safety Award.
 

Regional Road Timber Bridge Replacement Program

2011: The Regional Road Timber Bridge Replacement Program was recognised with a ‘Highly Commended’ at the IPEWA Engineering Excellence Awards in the category of Design and/or Construction of a Local Government Public Works Project.
 

Sustainable Procurement

2011: Lismore City Council’s tendering practices won the NSW Local Government & Shires Association’s Excellence in the Environment Award for Sustainable Procurement.
 

Northern Rivers Carpool

2010: Lismore City Council received a Public Sector Sustainability Achievement Award at the Green Globe Awards for Northern Rivers Carpool.
 

Individual staff awards

2014: Rodney Haydon was awarded the Works Officer of the Year Award at the IPEWA Works Officers Excellence Awards.

2012: Harry Wilson was awarded the Works Officer of the Year Award at the IPEWA Works Officers Excellence Awards.