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Industry awards

Port Stephens Council has been recognised for its innovation, excellence and best practice across a range of areas.

As an industry leader, Council has been able to implement award-winning systems and develop  employee initiatives to provide an efficient and skilled workforce.

Council has recently been awarded for work in the areas of Risk Management, Workplace Safety and Leadership Excellence  as well as being identified as an Employer of Choice.

Council's achievements

  • Winner — Local Government NSW Excellence Awards Community Development Services for our expansion and rebrand of Thrive Kids
  • Finalist — Local Government NSW Excellence Awards Community Partnerships & Collaboration for Anna Bay 7 Day Makeover
  • Winner 2019 Employer of Choice at Local Government Engineer’s Association’s (LGEA) Awards
  • Winner Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards for our innovative model for prioritising and managing weeds.
  • Winner — TAFE NSW Overall Trainee of the Year and Business Administration Trainee of the Year — Kaitlin Smith
  • Winner — Nintex Solution Innovation Award for Promapp
  • Silver award — 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards for the 2018 to 2019 Annual Report
  • Finalist — Local Government NSW Excellence Awards for Capability Framework and extension to Human Resource Information System
  • Finalist — Local Government NSW Excellence Awards for Environmental Management System
  • Winner — Rural Management Challenge
  • Finalist - 2015 Australian HR Awards – Best Workplace Flexibility Program
  • Finalist - 2014 Australian HR Awards Best Employee Value Proposition
  • Winner - 2014 Leadership and Management Excellence – Local Government Professionals Australian NSW
  • Finalist - 2014 Local Government NSW Award for Excellence in Human Resources
  • Winner - 2014 Government Australian Communications Awards for  Best Digital Communication Campaign
  • Winner - 2014 Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award Corporate Risk Management Team
  • Honourable Mention - 2014 StateCover’s WHS Excellence Awards for development of competency-based training for working near overhead and underground utilities
  • Finalist - 2011 HR Leader Awards – HR Leader of the Year
  • Winner - 2011 Fairfax Employment Marketing Awards 2011
  • Winner - 2009 LGMA (NSW) - Leadership & Management Excellence – Rural Councils
  • Finalist - 2009 Fairfax Employment Marketing Awards
  • Winner - 2009 Diversity and Inclusion Champion - Employment and Inclusion of Mature Age Workers
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Hunter Safety Awards 2018
Safe work 2017 photo
SafeWork NSW Awards 2017
Community Partnerships and Collaboration 2017
NSW Local Government Excellence Awards in the Community Partnerships and Collaboration 2017
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NSW Local Government Excellence Awards 2016
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NSW Local Government Excellence Awards 2015
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NSW Local Government Excellence Awards 2015
AFM Scholarship 2015
Risk Management Excellence Awards 2015
Risk Management Excellence Awards 2015
SafeWork NSW Awards 2015
SafeWork NSW Awards 2015
Hunter Safety Awards 2018 image
Safe work 2017 photo
Community Partnerships and Collaboration 2017
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Risk Management Excellence Awards 2015
SafeWork NSW Awards 2015