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Awards for Excellence 2023 

The LGMA Awards for Excellence recognise the best of local government initiatives in the state, noting the differing environments and communities that local government serves. LGMA is delighted to present a programme which acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding work undertaken by local governments across Queensland. 

The categories are designed to be flexible – recognising that local government is at the forefront of innovation and operates in a rapidly changing environment. Categories are not intended to be limited to particular areas of local government activity. Instead, they are applicable to activities across the whole of local government.

The Award Categories include:

Above and Beyond, Community Shaping, Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, Teamwork and Workplace Wellbeing. View the Awards Brochure Here

Nominations opened on Thursday 3 November 2022 and closed at 3.00pm on Wednesday 19 April 2023.  Nomination Guidelines here.

To read about the fabulous nominations, please see the Awards for Excellence Magazine

Sustainability: Cairns - Australia's Green Capital, Cairns Regional Council

Supported by King and Company Solicitors 

Collaboration: Economic Transition Map, Gladstone Regional Council

Supported by DSDILGP

Community Shaping: Kids in Action Program, Sunshine Coast Council

Supported by Preston Law

Teamwork: Delegations Review, City of Logan

Supported by Gadens

Innovation: TEMPO - An Innovative Recruitment Campaign, Fraser Coast Regional Council

Supported by King and Company Solicitors

Workplace Wellbeing: Wellbeing through Adventure, Redland City Council

Supported by NB Employment Law

Above and Beyond: Hannah Maloney, Sunshine Coast Council

Supported by Brighter Super

Finalists for the 2023 Awards for Excellence included:


Carpentaria Shire Council - AI Flood Detection

Moreton Bay Regional Council - Ask Morty – Data Concierge

Rockhampton Regional Council – Landholder Support Program

Sunshine Coast Council – Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project

Workplace Wellbeing

Ipswich City Council - Inspiring Leaders

Quilpie Shire Council - Workplace Wellbeing

Community Shaping

Balonne Shire Council – Business Improvement Scheme

Western Downs Regional Council – Health Services Transaction

City of Logan – Logan Eco Forum


Hinchinbrook Shire Council – Coconut Reduction Strategy

Isaac Regional Council – Smart Water Metering Program, Strategic Plan and Community Engagement

Sunshine Coast Council – Tuan Reserve Cultural Burn Program


Moreton Bay Regional Council – Habitat Logs Project

Tablelands Regional Council – Mental Health Localised Initiative 

Moreton Bay Regional Council – My Future in Moreton Bay

City of Logan – The Swim Logan Project


Ipswich City Council – 2022 Flood Response and Recovery

Sunshine Coast Council – Buderim Village Park

Whitsunday Regional Council – Whitsunday Disaster Coordination Centre Team  

Thank you to the Corporate Partners supporting the 2023 Awards for Excellence


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