Council wins prestigious award

19 October 2016

AlburyCity’s commitment to delivering the community’s long term vision for the city has been recognised and rewarded, with Council winning one of the most prestigious Local Government Awards in NSW.

AlburyCity was tonight named the winner of the AR Bluett Memorial Award for excellence in local government at the Local Government NSW conference in Wollongong.

The Bluett Award is awarded to the most progressive council in the state and is one of the most sought after accolades in local government.

Mayor Kevin Mack says the win is an incredible achievement and reinforces the work that Council is undertaking to deliver the community’s vision, Albury 2030.

“This is recognition of our commitment to innovation, strategic planning, continuous improvement and engaging with our community to understand and deliver on its aspirations,” Cr Mack said.

“We presented a very strong submission which demonstrated how we are working with the community to progress the city and ensure that it is vibrant, progressive, modern and sustainable.”

General Manager Frank Zaknich says: "The recent Bluett Award inspection showcased MAMA, the Wagga and Kerr Road redevelopment projects, our commitment to waste management and innovation in recycling, airport expansion, growth in tourism and events, our plans for the Lavington Sports Ground and Murray  River and best of all, we demonstrated that we are fit for the future.”

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor Amanda Cohn, Cr Henk van de Ven and Cr Alice Glachan were in Wollongong with Mr Zaknich to accept the award on behalf of Council.

To see a snapshot of how AlburyCity wowed the judges, click here: