Award bonanza for City of Canada Bay

09 November 2017 | Council

In a successful run, the City of Canada Bay has won a swag of accolades at various awards ceremonies over the past month. 

“I am immensely proud of our industrious and talented staff members who achieved outstanding wins in both state and national awards across various Council divisions,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“The City of Canada Bay has continued to punch above its weight, producing excellent results and delivering high quality services during a turbulent and challenging past 12 months for local government.

“Congratulations to winning teams and best of luck to those who are now shortlisted for national awards categories,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

City of Canada Bay, in partnership with Urbis and Crone Architects, won a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW award for The Connection, Rhodes – a new $21 million community facility.

The ‘From Plan to Place’ project was the culmination of 10 years of integrated planning and placemaking to create a multi-purpose precinct to service the needs of a rapidly growing Rhodes population.

Council’s customer service team took home the National Customer Service Excellence and Customer Experience Excellence awards at the 2017 National Local Government Customer Service Awards gala dinner, held in Newcastle in October.

The team also received Highly Commended in the Customer Service Strategy category. The awards attracted over 40 submissions across seven categories and are an initiative of the National Local Government Service Network, developed in 1995 to improve customer service in local government.

City of Canada Bay and Inner West Council jointly won an annual CILTA (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) award in the ‘Moving People’ category. The award acknowledged the excellent work the neighbouring councils carried out for the ‘Guided Electric Vehicle Project’, which included a submission of a solution to Parramatta Road’s transport issues.

Council also received highly commended for issues management for how staff handled the Pokemon Go issue in Rhodes last year at the recent Public Relations Institute of Australia industry awards.

City of Canada Bay was the only local government entity to be shortlisted in the PR industry association’s National Awards, held in November.

As part of regional efforts to clean up the Parramatta River, City of Canada Bay joined forces with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Planning and Environment and 10 other councils for the ‘Get the Site Right’ blitz.

The project, (an initiative of the Parramatta River Catchment Group), won Highly Commended at the recent Local Government NSW 2017 Natural Environment Awards in the category of ‘Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On-Ground Works’.

More than 500 inspections of construction sites around the Parramatta River were conducted across two targeted campaigns, aimed at preventing soil and erosion run-off from polluting waterways.

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