Winners at the Local Government Week 2022 Awards
Published 8 August 2022
We’re excited to share, Woollahra Council has taken out three awards at the 2022 Local Government Week Awards!
Hosted by Local Government NSW on Thursday 4 August, the awards recognised some of the best community projects, events and initiatives from councils across NSW.
Woollahra Council was nominated for three awards and awarded all three:
- The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf was awarded the Leo Kelly OAM Arts & Culture Award - Delivery of an Arts & Culture Project award.
- The Woollahra Aboriginal Heritage Study was awarded the Leo Kelly OAM Arts & Culture Award - Strategic Cultural Plan or Strategy award
- The Woollahra Aboriginal Heritage Study won the LGNSW Planning Award for Culture Change Innovation & Excellence.
The Woollahra Aboriginal Heritage Study was recognised as an outstanding collaboration between Council, archaeologists from Coast Heritage and History and the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council to promote greater community awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal heritage. The Gamay Rangers (pictured above) worked closely on study.
The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, which opened in 2021, was recognised as a unique project which transformed the much-loved St Brigids building into a fully accessible, dynamic and contemporary art space we can all be proud of.
"We are delighted to have won awards in all of the three Local Government Week categories we entered. The Awards represent a great team effort and our strong commitment to cultural development and preserving our local Aboriginal heritage," said the General Manager of Woollahra Municipal Council, Craig Swift-McNair.
“Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf and in developing the Woollahra Aboriginal Heritage Study. Their dedication to the work they do and to our community really does see our Woollahra Council vision of being a thriving, sustainable and resilient community that will benefit future generations, come to life.”
NSW Local Government Minister, Wendy Tuckerman said she is proud of the work being done every day in the state’s local government sector, as some of the best community projects, events and initiatives from councils across NSW were recognised at the awards.
“I’m so proud of the work being done every day in the local government sector and it’s wonderful to see so many outstanding and innovative projects highlighted at the 2022 Local Government Week awards,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“Councils are central to the everyday lives of communities across NSW and the Local Government Week awards are an opportunity to showcase the important work they do.
“I’d like to congratulate all the award winners who have gone above and beyond for their communities.”
The full list of awards and recipients is available here.
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