Awards Received by Council
Posted 13th July, 2012 by Corporate Planner
Bluett Award 2002
In 2002 the NSW Shires Conference announced that Tumut Shire Council had won the prestigious Bluett Award as the member of the Shires Association that had made the most relative progress over the 200/01 year. This is the first time that Tumut Shire has won this award and it is a great milestone in the history of the Shire. The Bluett award is the highest accolade that any NSW Council can achieve and its winning is a testament to the harmonious teamwork between the Councillors and their staff, combining well to give outstanding service to their community.
LGMA MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS PROGRAM
There is an expectation for local government to provide quality service to provide quality service and to be accountable without placing additional burden on its ratepayers and residents. As part of its pursuit of excellence and improvement in local government the Local Government Managers Australia (NSW Division) operates its Management Excellence Awards Program to recognise outstanding and innovative managers and their councils.
2010/2011 LGSA Excellence in the Environment Awards
Water Conservation Award - Winner-Division A - Tumut Shire Council Reclaiming Water.
Water Conservation Award - Joint winner-Division C - Water Loss Management Program.
2007 LGMA Excellence in Road Safety
Highly Commended - "Keep you Child Safe Use A Restraint"
2006/2007 Excellence in the Environment Awards
Winner-Division A - Waste Management Award for waste minimisation through Recycling.
2005 LGMA Excellence in Road Safety
‘Sharing the Roads with Log Trucks’ was successful in winning the ‘2005 Local Government in Excellence in Road Safety’ Award. This was a joint project and included the Shires of Tumut, Tumbarumba and Gundagai and was sponsored by the Institute Public Works Engineers of Australia. The project successfully created awareness of sharing the roads with trucks, as well as log haulage drivers’ awareness of safer driving behaviour and presented a clear identification of local road safety issues.
2004 LGMA Management Excellence – Rural - Gold Award
Independent Service Provider (Snowy Works & Services)
Snowy Works and Services (the Works Unit) is the Business Arm of Tumut Council and is widely recognised in the Tumut area as a medium sized Civil Contracting business. The Unit provides services to Council and other customers in a range of areas of construction and maintenance. The project commenced at the beginning of the Financial Year 2002/03 following a lengthy investigation and consultation stage with stakeholders (Councillors, Staff and Community). Snowy Works and Services was given a two year trial period to rate effectiveness in achieving objectives set by Council. The results from the trial period are much better than expected with all objectives being significantly met or exceeded.
The formation of Snowy Works and Services has utilised management methods to develop a business structure that is flexible, transferable and applicable across Council Structures within NSW and Australia wide, and achieved results that would unlikely have otherwise been possible under a traditional Council structure
All relationships between SnowyWS and its clients are by way of contract, and all works are carried out under SnowyWS’ Integrated Management System (IMS). The IMS was totally developed in-house and has achieved widespread appraisal and made it possible for achievements such as R5 Classification with the RTA, the only Council in NSW to achieve this level of accreditation.
Several Councils have also visited Tumut to observe the operation of the IMS and have used it as a basis to implement their own system. Presentations have also been made at several forums within the RTA on “Tumut’s experience”.
Prequalification to R5 serves as an independent vote of confidence in Snowy Works and Services’ capabilities not only in road construction, but more generally in quality assurance, environmental management and occupational health, safety and rehabilitation management (the system is applied across all Snowy Works and Services operations). It also functions as a benchmark to assess our relative competency against other contractors in the road construction industry across the state.
The Snowy Works and Services example is currently Best Practice in Management.
2004 LGMA Aspiring Young Manager of the Year - Gold Award
Jason Gordon, CEO – Snowy Works & Services
This award recognised the CEO of Snowy Works & Services, Mr Jason Gordon, as the LGMA Aspiring Young Manager of the Year, 2004. Jason Gordon has worked with Tumut Shire Council for over 5 years, and 2 as CEO of Snowy Works & Services. Jason Gordon acknowledges that no individual made Snowy Works & Services the success that it is, that managers only steer the ship, leading by example, the exceptional team that does all the work and deserves the accolades.
2002 LGMA Merit Awards in Management Excellence LGMA
LGMA Merit Awards in Management Excellence was received for the Youth Council, the Access Committee and the Aboriginal Liaison Committee.
2011 Landcare Australia - Natural Resources Advisory Council NSW
Leighton Holdings - Indigenous Award - Bila Bunyips
2010 TAFE NSW Riverina Institute - Tumut Campus The enterprise which has made the most signigicant contribution to skills development in the region by supporting their employees with training and qualifications - Snowy Works and Services
2006 Local Government Aboriginal Network Awards Council
Employee of the Year - Scott Frail
2001 Aboriginal Employer of the Year – Local Government
“The Aboriginal Employer of the Year – Local Government” awarded by the Department of Education and Training, Department of State and Regional Development and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. This award was made largely through the career development planning that had been done for some Aboriginal positions within Council.
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (NSW Division)
2008 Engineering Excellence Awards
Highly Commended - Innovation in Water supply & Waste Water
'Brungle Sewerage Scheme'
1998 Engineering Excellence Awards
Highly Commended - Design and/or Construction of a Local Government Project
'Adelong Water Filtration Plant'
National Youth Week
Best Ongoing Commitment to Youth Week Programs - 2006, 2009
Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority
2011 Murrumbidgee Regional Landcare Awards
Landcare Indigenouse community Award
First Place - Bila Bunyips
2006 Regional Landcare Awards
Winner - Rivercare Award - Riverglade Wetlands Restoration Project
NSW Health Department Public Health Award
In August 2005, Council was presented with its seventh Public Health Award – a Silver Award. The Award recognises Council’s contribution to the protection and improvement of public health in the Shire.
Gold Awards - 2006, 2002, 2001
Silver Awards - 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999,1998
Bronze Awards - 2008