15th Annual Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists

Please click here to download the finalist brochure. 

LG Professionals SA 15th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner


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Leadership in Financial Management

City of Burnside Finance Team- WINNER

City of Victor Harbor Finance Team

Excellence in Local Economic Development

Port MacDonnell Marine Development Project Team

City of Holdfast Bay City Activation Team

Coorong District Council SA Motorsport Park Development- WINNER

City of Salisbury Economic Development & Urban Policy Division

Emerging Leader of the Year

Scott McLuskey, City of Prospect

Ella Winnall, Berri Barmera Council- WINNER

Tricia Bohnsack, City of Victor Harbor

Jayne Preece, City of Mitcham

Excellence in Age Friendly Communities

City of Unley Active Ageing Strategy Project Team- WINNER

City of Holdfast Bay Community Wellbeing Team

Adelaide City Council The Ageing in the City Team- WINNER

Leadership in Community Services

City of Prospect Digital Hub Team

Grant Geared2Drive Team- WINNER

City of Marion Cove Civic Centre Project Team

Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability

City of Prospect Events Team- WINNER

City of West Torrens Wheeling around the West

City of Unley Artificial Nesting Box Program

Excellence in Risk Management

Adelaide City Council MySafety Team

City of Charles Sturt Good Governance and Innovation Project Team

City of Mitcham Community Shed- WINNER

Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure and Asset Management

Port Pirie Regional Council Asset Management Team- WINNER

City of Charles Sturt Arboriculture Business Unit

Community Partnerships and Collaboration

Project Ice Riverland

The Cultural Indicators Pilot Project Team- HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Team- WINNER

City of Playford Social Inclusion Workgroup

Innovative Management Initiatives- Rural Councils

Flinders Shared Services Group- Travel Efficiencies

Alexandrina Council IT Services and Community Safety Teams- WINNER

City of Victor Harbor Fibre Optic Project Team

Innovative Management Initiatives- Metropolitan Councils

Town of Gawler Youth Recreational and Open Space Precinct- HIGHLY COMMENDED

City of Salisbury Strategic Development Projects Team- WINNER

City of Onkaparinga Business Performance Improvement Team

Management Challenge Teams

Adelaide Hills Council

Adelaide City Council

Alexandrina Council

City of Burnside

City of Charles Sturt

City of Holdfast Bay

City of Marion

City of Mitcham

City of Onkaparinga

City of Playford

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

City of Salisbury- WINNER

City of Unley

City of West Torrens

The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville

About the Awards

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards Program recognises outstanding achievement and innovation in local government.  The association is pleased to present a program that not only recognises excellence, but contributes to the advancement and improvement of local government as a sector.

The Awards will be presented at the 2016 Gala Awards Dinner to be held on 15 April 2016 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.  Last year the event sold out with 450 attending this formal affair.  The winning team of the 2016 South Australian Management Challenge will also be announced at the dinner.


The overall aim of the LG Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards is to:

  • Raise the standard and quality of local government leadership and management across local government in South Australia.
  • Create public awareness of the level of expertise and excellence in local government.
  • Recognise excellence demonstrated by LG Professionals SA members and individuals employed by local government thereby rewarding their efforts.

Benefits of nominating

The many benefits of being an Award nominee include:

  • Recognition of leadership, innovation, excellence and effort.
  • Finalists will be publicly recognised.
  • All nominees will receive acknowledgement of their nomination.
This year, the winners from select categories will be shortlisted as finalists in the Local Government Professionals Australia Federation Awards Awards founded by our national office.  These National Awards will be presented at the National Congress to be held 4-6 May 2016 on the Gold Coast. State winners of these awards will be offered heavily discounted rates to attend the national event. 

Media Kits

To download media kits, click on the files below.

Media Release - general

Fast facts - general

Media Release - for councils

Media release - for sponsors

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