Georges River Council wins top prize for Penshurt Park Sports and Community Center | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

Georges River Council | Penshurst Park Sporting and Community Hub won the highest award at the Local Government Professionals Awards.

Awards were presented in a number of main categories, several of which were presented as part of the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards.

Georges River won in the Assets and Infrastructure category for a project worth over $1.5 million: Georges River Council for the Penshurst Sports Centre.

Local Government Minister Wendy Tuckerman congratulated the winners at this year’s Local Government Professionals Awards dinner in Sydney last night.

The $14.3 million Stage 2 of the Penshurst Park Sporting Hub includes a new synthetic sports pitch with hydraulic cricket wicket, a 275-seat grandstand, a youth center with multi-sport pitches, a drill station outdoors and the extension of the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Ms Tuckerman said the awards, presented by NSW local government professionals, celebrate excellence among council staff across the state.

“The achievements showcased at last night’s awards demonstrate how hard council staff work every day for local communities, and I thank Vicki Mayo, CEO of LG Professionals NSW, for the work she does to recognize their contribution,” Ms. Tuckerman said.

“During a difficult year in the face of lockdowns and natural disasters, they stepped up when their communities needed it, to support NSW residents, families and local businesses.

“Across the state, our 128 councils collectively employ 48,000 people who provide the infrastructure, facilities and services local residents need to create thriving, vibrant and connected communities,” Ms. Tuckerman said.

“I would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees for their achievements in areas such as leadership, environment, community and operational performance.”

The winners of the NSW Local Government Excellence Award are:

Asset and infrastructure –

o Project over $1.5M: Georges River Council

o Project under $1.5 million: Wollondilly Shire Council

Community Development – Cumberland City Council

Community Partnerships – Bland Shire Council

Customer Experience – Northern Beaches Council

Environmental Leadership – Randwick City Council

o Population under 200,000: Wollondilly Shire Council

o Population over 200,000: Central Coast Council

Risk Management – Campbelltown City Council

Special Project Initiative –

o Population under 200,000: City of Newcastle

o Population over 200,000: Northern Beaches Council

Organizational Diversity and Inclusion – Bellingen Shire Council

People, Workplace, Wellbeing – Ryde Town Council

Partnerships and Collaboration – Shellharbour City Council

Supporting local businesses – Burwood Council

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