Clarence Valley Council has been recognised at this year’s NSW Local Government Professionals Awards for the Jacaranda Park redevelopment and its communications during the 2019 bushfires.
General manager Ashley Lindsay said, “These awards recognise the people who delivered those innovative projects for the community.”
“The Jacaranda Park re-development was one of the highlights of last year’s capital works program and won a Highly Commended Award. The new park incorporates accessible and inclusive play elements so everyone can play together, regardless of their abilities.”
The organisation was also recognised for its work with bushfire affected communities with another Highly Commended award for bushfire recovery communications.
“The bushfire season stretched our resources over a long period of time. This award recognises not only our communications but the teamwork that was so critical in assisting our communities through the initial stages of the recovery process.”
“From the roads teams to the finance team, the whole organisation pitched in and got the job done,” said Mr Lindsay.
This year’s NSW Local Government Excellence Awards included 182 nominations from more than half of the councils in the state.