LGNSW Planning Awards 2020

Excellence in Leadership Award

Division B - Outstanding Individual Contribution
Highly Commended: Clarence Valley Council - Des Shroder for Strong Leadership in times of Crises

Judges' comment
Des demonstrated leadership in dealing with the important issue of high youth suicide in the area; he proactively sought solutions to improve the mental health and well-being of the community and his hard work and commitment facilitated delivery of important services to provide for the needs of young people.

Culture Change Innovation and Excellence Award

Division B (Large regional)
Winner: Cessnock City Council - ePlanning Transformation

Judges' comment
Cessnock gave excellent support to internal and external stakeholders and their new electronic system will make a fundamental difference to the way planning is done.

Highly Commended: Byron Shire Council - Talking Future Tourism, Engagement for the Byron Shire Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030

Judges' comment
This entry shows a comprehensive engagement strategy and the project led to council adopting a more collaborative and consultative approach to consultation across the organisation.

Division C (Metropolitan)
Winner: City of Parramatta Council - Planning a 24-hour city: Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024

Judges' comment
This innovative project has built capacity across council to facilitate the night-time economy.  It described a comprehensive internal and external engagement strategy and improved how council engages with the business community and advocates to state government.

Highly Commended: Liverpool City Council - Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan

Judges' comment
The preparation of the Master Plan demonstrated innovation and a strategic approach to public domain improvements. It is an important project leading to change in the planning and funding of infrastructure. The Master Plan will result in cost savings to council and additional infrastructure provided for the community.