Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hat-trick for Murray River Council


Murray River Council is leading the way in community initiatives, being recognised for innovation and reporting at last week’s NSW Local Government Week Awards ceremony.

One of the big winners on the night, Murray River Council took home three RH Dougherty Awards; Winner of ‘Innovation in Special Events’ (for Moama Lights), Winner of ‘Reporting to Your Community’ (Cemetery digitisation project) and a Highly Commended for ‘Excellence in Communication’ (Advocacy efforts: ‘Turn the border green’ campaign.)

Mayor, Chris Bilkey said was a great achievement for the council to be so well regarded in the industry.

“The awards are about recognising some of the most progressive councils in NSW, so we are absolutely thrilled to take home not one, but three awards!”

“We have been making continual improvements over the last 18-months, to both our services and the initiatives we deliver, so the awards nod is just another acknowledgement that we are not only on the right track, but leading the way.” 

“It takes a team effort, a great culture, and a can-do attitude to achieve these things, so we are very proud of the whole council team on this achievement,” said Mayor Bilkey.

The awards, which were staged at the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney last Thursday, celebrate councils who demonstrate excellence across a range of categories such as arts and culture, events, communications and planning.

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