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lgnz17 creating pathways to 2050: Liveable spaces & loveable places

23-25 July, SkyCity, Auckland

EXCELLENCE Awards

Councils are invited to submit entries to the 2017 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards.

The EXCELLENCE Awards are open to all of New Zealand's 78 local authorities and applications must be submitted by a council that has led or had a significant involvement in the project or programme. Applications should be written and submitted using the relevant template.

Please note that entries for the Award nominations open on Tuesday 21 February. Registration of interest is to be submitted by Friday 31 March. Entries close Friday 21 April.

 

Award Categories

The LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils with regard to community engagement, environmental impact, infrastructure management, economic development, cultural vibrancy, and overall value and service delivery.  Awards will be judged on a combination of general and specific criteria.

 

Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement

The winner of this award has undertaken a project or programme that has made a positive impact on the community in their town, city, district or region and encouraged effective engagement and participation.

Specific criteria:  

The project or programme has demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Made a significant improvement in the way the council engages with its community.
  • Made a positive contribution to the quality of life of a community or communities within a council's jurisdiction.
  • Involved multiple sectors or groups within the community.

 

EXCELLENCE Award for Best Practice Contribution to Local Economic Development

The winner of this award will have led, or is leading, a strategy, project or programme, delivering measureable actions and outcomes contributing to the economic advancement of their town, city, district or region.

Specific criteria:

The strategy, project or programme has contributed to one or more of the following:

  • Businesses and talent choosing to base or relocate themselves to the town, city, district or region.
  • Increased investment in the town, city, district or region.
  • Reduced compliance and regulatory costs for business and investors, making it easier for businesses to operate. 
  • Resulted in increased employment.
  • Resulted in the creation of one or more strong partnerships.

 

Chorus EXCELLENCE Award for Best Practice in Infrastructure Management

This title will be awarded to the council that has managed its core infrastructure in a manner that meets best practice and resulted in better economic and/or environmental outcomes for their town, city, district or region.

Specific criteria:

The project or programme has contributed to one or more of the following:

  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of local and/or regional infrastructure.
  • Investment aligned with council's strategic priorities. 
  • Improved the stewardship of local and/or regional infrastructure through collaborative approaches.
  • Contributed to strengthening infrastructure resilience to address challenges such as changing demographics, climate change and adverse events.

 

Air New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Impact

The winning council will have developed a significant strategy, project or programme that has made a positive and measureable contribution to the quality of the environment in their city, town, district or region.

Specific criteria:

The strategy, project or programme has demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Measureable environmental improvement or significant improving trends.
  • Iwi/hapu involvement as partners or contributors.
  • A collaborative approach with stakeholders and significant buy-in from relevant communities.

 

Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place

The winner of this award will have contributed to, or is contributing to, a more prosperous and vibrant town, city, district or region by incorporating arts and culture in infrastructure, amenities and local services.

 

Specific criteria:

The project or programme has demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • A collaborative approach with the arts and cultural sector in planning and implementation.
  • Involved one or a combination of art and cultural forms.
  • Strong engagement and support from the community.

 

Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government

This award will be presented to one or more individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to local government.  

This Award will be chosen by the National Council of LGNZ. Both National Council and LGNZ will be able to put forward nominations. This award will not be open for nominations to councils like the project awards above.

 

MartinJenkins Judges' Choice Award for Outstanding Value and Service Delivery

Drawn from all finalists, one council will be presented with the Judges' Choice Award in recognition of their outstanding delivery of best practice value and services to their community. This award will recognise the increased value, benefit or improvements to the overall well-being of the people within their town, city, district or region, delivered through outstanding community engagement, environment, infrastructure, creative or economic development strategies, projects and initiatives.

 

 

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