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Northern Beaches Council has won lots of awards. Here's a list of our achievements since amalgamation in May 2016.

2020 / 2021

August

Local Government NSW  - RH Dougherty Awards

  • Winner Outstanding Individual – Julie Steele
  • Winner Innovation in Special Events – Taste of Manly
  • Finalist Excellence in Communication – Swap for Good
  • Finalist Excellence in Communication – New Waste Service
  • Highly Commended Innovation in Special Events – Artist’s Book Award Project

Local Government NSW  - Planning Awards

  • Finalist Local Strategic Planning Statement

Local Government NSW  - Leo Kelly Arts & Culture Awards

  • Highly Commended Arts & Creativity Strategy

September

LG Professionals NSW - Australasian Management Challenge NSW

  • Winner NSW Team Foamy Triple Shots
  • People's Choice Award Team Foamy Triple Shots

NSW Resilient Australia Awards

  • Highly Commended Northern Beaches Suicide Response

    October

    LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards

    • Highly Commended Behaviour Change in Waste – Waste Reduction Event and Video Series
    • Highly Commended Communication, Education and Empowerment – Swap for Good Business Program

    November

    NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Educator Awards

    • Excellence rating for achieving a rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard in all seven quality areas - Belrose Children’s Centre outstanding commitment to inclusion within the community

    Urban Development Institute of Australia Excellence Awards

    • Finalist Urban Renewal - Dee Why Town Centre

    The Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards

    • Metropolitan Regional Winner Council's Disclosure Management System 

    NSW Youth Work Awards 2020

    • Inducted into the 2020 Youth Work Hall of Fame - Justin Burke
    • Finalist Outstanding Youth Participation - Youth Services Team
    • Finalist Outstanding Partnership - Welbeing Program

    Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards

    • Winner Community Collaboration Award - Local Strategic Planning Statement - Towards 2040
    • Winner Community Collaboration Award - Arts and Creativity Strategy - Connected through Creativity 2029

    International Association for Public Participation Australasia (IAP2)

    • Highly Commended Core Values Awards - Protect.Create.Live - Northern Beaches Environment & Climate Change Strategy 2040

    Sustainable Cities Awards - Keep Australia Beautiful

    • Winner Overall Sustainable City
    • Winner Response to Climate Change - Protect.Create.Live - Northern Beaches Environment & Climate Change Strategy 2040
    • Winner Recycled Organics Award - Closed Loop Organic Recycling Program
    • Winner Environmental Communications - Swap for Good campaign
    • Winner Coastal & Waterways Protection - Reducing Litter in the Dee Why Lagoon Catchment, Solution for the Future
    • Highly Commended Litter Action - Don't be a Tosser / What a load of Rubbish
    • Highly Commended Coastal & Waterways Protection - Operation Straw

    Planning Institute of Australia

    • Commendation Award From Plan to Place - Dee Why Town Centre Urban Renewal

    December

    LG Professionals - Australasian Management Challenge

    • Runner-up National - Team Foamy Triple Shots
    • Winner Risk and Live Challenge sections - Team Foamy Triple Shots

    2020 National Awards for Local Government

    • Highly Commended Progressive Community Leadership - Northern Beaches Suicide Response
    • Finalist Environmental Leadership & Sustainability - Swap for Good Program

    Sustainability Matters - 2020 Smart Cities Awards

    • Winner Future of Place - lead by Lake Macquarie City Council and partnered with UTS

    2019 / 2020

    Cities Power Partnership

    • Finalist Climate Change Champion Award - programs in environmental sustainability
    • Finalist Sustainable Transport Achievement – Move Northern Beaches Transport Strategy

    Government Contact Centre Awards

    • Runner-up Best in Class Contact Centre (under 30 seats)

    NSW Department Communities and Justice

    • Highly Commended  Youth Week Award – Northern Beaches Youth Programs

    National Local Government Customer Service Network

    • Highly Commended Innovation in Customer Experience in Service Delivery

    Australian Street Art Awards

    • Winner Best Utility Art (N) – Sunset Dreaming mural in Manly Corso

    Australian Childcare Alliance NSW

    • Winner Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards - Educational Program Excellence - Narrabeen Children’s Centre

    2020 Local Government Excellence Awards

    • Winner Community Partnerships and Collaboration: population over 200,000 – Northern Beaches Suicide Response
    • Winner Environmental leadership and sustainability: population over 200,000 – Swap for Good Business Program
    • Finalist Asset Management and Infrastructure Initiatives: projects over $1.5 million – Dee Why Town Centre Urban Renewal
    • Finalist Community development and services: population over 200,000 – Big Ideas Forum
    • Finalist Creative communities – Connected through creativity 2029
    • Finalist Environmental leadership and sustainability: population over 200,000 - Protect.Create.Live - Northern Beaches Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2040
    • Finalist Excellence in people and culture: population over 60,000 – Inspire, Connect, Belong and Share
    • Finalist Innovative leadership and management: population over 100,000 – One Recruitment Project
    • Finalist Risk management – Northern Beaches Council Incident and Emergency Management Program
    • Finalist Service delivery initiative: population over 60,000 - Digi-Stronger - Northern Beaches Library Service Digital Literacy Initiatives
    • Finalist Special project initiative: population over 100,000 - Northern Beaches Local Strategic Planning Statement - Towards 2040

    LG National Federation Awards 2020

    • Highly Commended Community Partnerships and Collaboration: population over 200,000 – Northern Beaches Suicide Response

    Genesys 2020 Customer Innovation Awards

    • Finalist CX Accelerator: Best implementation — Time to achieve value Small Contact Centre

    Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

    • Best Practice Response - Northern Beaches Suicide Response

    2018 / 2019

    Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards

    • Special commendation Community Collaboration Award - Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct Structure Plan, Frenchs Forest

    NSW Local Government Excellence Awards, LG Professionals

    • Winner Community Partnerships and Collaboration - PCYC Project, Dee Why

    Local Government NSW - RH Dougherty Awards

    • Joint Winner Division C Excellence in Communication – Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct Structure Plan
    • Special Commendation Division C Excellence in Communication – Northern Beaches Brand Roll Out

    Local Government NSW - Excellence in the Environment Awards

    • Winner Division C - Innovation in Planning, Policies and Decision Making - Protecting public assets at Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach
    • Winner Overall Category - Innovation in Planning, Policies and Decision Making - Protecting public assets at Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach
    • Highly Commended Division C - Climate Change Action - Building resilience into infrastructure assets project

    Master Painters Australia

    • Winner - Excellence in Heritage and Restoration over $20,000 - Tram Restoration, Narrabeen

    National Local Government Customer Service Network Awards

    • Winner Customer Service Strategy
    • Highly Commended Customer Experience Excellence
    • Finalist Customer Service Team of the Year Award

    Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (International)

    • Winner Silver Communicator Award - Cause Marketing for Integrated Campaign - Swap This For That video
    • Winner Gold Communicator Award - Public service - Swap This For That video
    • Winner Silver Communicator Award - Education - Northern Beaches News: Live at Nippers Carnival videos (Nippers take on SUP)

    REBRAND 100 Global awards

    • Winner for Council’s new identity developed with the community

    Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts - International Communicator Awards

    • 2018 Gold award of excellence - Social Media video category
    • 2018 Silver award of distinction - Branded content category

    Keep Australia Beautiful - Sustainable Cities Awards

    • Joint winner with co-author Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia - Response to Climate Change Award - Industry Guide on Climate Change Impacts on the Useful Life of Infrastructure Assets
    • Winner Environmental Communications Award - Swap This For That campaign to reduce plastics use
    • Finalist Overall Sustainable Cities Award

    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia

    • Joint winner with partner councils of northern Sydney - Local Government Excellence in Road Safety - Road Safety calendar

    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW)

    • Winner Special Transport Integration Hub Award - Church Point car park and seawall project
    • Winner Special Heritage Award - Refurbishment of Heritage Sydney Tram (Narrabeen Tramshed) - restoration done by The Forest Men's Shed

    Local Government Professionals Australia NSW

    • Winner NSW - Australasian Management Challenge - Team 'Smells Like Team Spirit'

    Local Government Professionals Australia NSW - Excellence Awards

    • Finalist Asset Management and Infrastructure initiatives - Church Point Precinct Upgrades
    • Finalist Community Development and Services - Innovation in Structure - Community Librarian
    • Finalist Community Development and Services - Nourishing Little Scientists and Engineers
    • Finalist Community Development and Services - Supporting Reconciliation Across our Education and Care Services
    • Finalist Community Partnerships and Collaboration - Tiny Doors
    • Finalist Creative Communities - Creative Made
    • Winner Creative Communities - Tiny Doors
    • Highly Commended Excellence in People and Culture - Innovation in Structure - Community Librarian
    • Highly Commended Service Delivery Initiative - Three into one does go: Migrating from three to one Library Management Systems
    • Finalist Environmental Leadership and Sustainability - Swap This For That - say no to single use plastics

    2017 / 2018

    Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts - International Communicator Awards

    • Gold Award of Excellence - Government category 
    • Silver Award of Distinction - Community category

    Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards

    • Winner Sporting Facility category - Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre 

    Resilient Australia Awards

    • Winner NSW Government category – Climate Wise Communities Extension Project (joint project with 5 other councils) 

    National Local Government Customer Service Network - October

    • Winner Customer Service Strategy Award
    • Highly Commended Customer Experience Excellence Award
    • Finalist Customer Service Team of the Year Award

    LG Professionals Australia - NSW Local Government Excellence awards

    • Winner Col Mills Scholarship for promising young professionals – Russell Peake, Project Manager

    The Australian Early Education and Care Awards

    • Finalists Early Childhood Educator of the Year, NSW - Celia Ralph (Narrabeen) and Stephanie Davison (Manly)

    Aquatic and Recreation Institute

    • Winner ARI Orimatech “Award of Excellence” for commitment to the Aquatic Industry - Les Watt