Awards and Recognition

City of Darwin has been recognised by the following nominations and awards:

Awards & Recognition 2014 

Australasian Reporting Awards
City of Darwin Annual Report 2012/2013 - Gold Award

Awards & Recognition 2013

    

United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Awards
City of Darwin was a finalist for the Local Government Award for Best Specific Environmental Initiative with the Sustainability@TheTop Portal. An interactive website for the community to keep track of savings and initiatives.

50:50 Vision, Councils for Gender Equity
City of Darwin won the Silver Award in Gender Equity for its ongoing committment to gender equity in local government.

2013 Australasian Reporting Awards
City of Darwin won the Silver Award for Annual Report of the Year for the 2011/2012 Annual Report.

Australian Business Quality Awards
City of Darwin won the Gold Award for Excellence in Customer Service for the Karama Library.

National Awards for Local Government
Youth Engagement and Participation Award - Annual Youth Arts Exhibition (commendation)

Heart Foundation Healthy Communities Awards 2013
Three initiatives were described:
1. Healthy Darwin (funded through the Federal Government's Healthy Communities Initiative)
2. Malak Basketball Court
3. Community Orchard

Australian Marketing Institute Award - Social Marketing category
Recycling@TheTop - City of Darwin's Recycling Education Campaign

Australian Marketing Institute Award - Social Marketing category
1. COMPOSITE Project: A Sister Cities Photographic Exhibition

2013 Sister Cities Australia Inc: National Awards
Overall Program: Darwin's Sister Cities Program

Awards & Recognition 2012

Royal Darwin Show

City of Darwin won the Best Community Exhibit Award at the 2012 Royal Darwin Show for our community focused marquee - Congratulations to all involved. Feedback from the Royal Agricultural Society judges was that the facility provided a great community respite area for families, that it was a clean, breezy and a healthy environment and that the friendliness and helpfulness of City of Darwin staff was to be commended. 

Heart Foundation Healthy Communities Awards 2012

City of Darwin is the NT State Winner of the 2012 Heart Foundation Healthy Communities Awards for councils with populations over 15,000.

The Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards provide an opportunity for Local Governments to celebrate their achievements and receive recognition for their commitment to creating healthier communities.

 Australiasian Reporting Awards

ARA is a not-for-profit organisation that was established 60 years ago to encourage effective communication of financial and business information. City of Darwin won the Silver Award for the 2010/11 Annual Report. Well done to all involved.

Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Excellence Leadership Awards

  • Tony Simons - Excellence in Risk Management (Winner)
  • Anne Hammond - Emerging Leader of the Year (Finalist)
  • Kelly Stidworthy - Leadership in Financial Management (Finalist)

LGMA Management Challenge - State/Territory Challenge

Winners of the NT Division - City of Darwin - Congratulations to Lisa Ban, Edan Fisher, Shelley Franklyn, Abbey Grigg, Hilary Reed, Joy Welshman and Mentor Liam Carroll.

 

Awards & Recognition 2011

Local Government Managers Australia: Leadership Excellence Awards 2011 (SA Division)

CoD nominated three people for the Leadership Excellence Awards and all three were shortlisted for the finals. 

  • Katie Hearn - Local Hero Award for Leadership in Community Services (Winner)
  • Anne Hammond - Emerging Leader of the Year Award (Finalist)
  • Kelly Stidworthy - Leadership in Financial Management (Finalist)

Tropical Gardens Spectacular and Sustainable Living Festival

The CoD Parks team won the award for the Landscape Olympics - Congratulations to Edan Fisher, Amanda Swain, Leah Outred, Tim Stevens and Peter Gingall.

Royal Darwin Show

CoD won the Best Community Exhibit Award at the 2011 Royal Darwin Show for our community focused marquee - Congratulations to Maxine Dowley, Lucy Buhr, Nichole Jung, Sally Vasey and Susie Bee, Lizzie Szegedi and Barbara Heales

Parks and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence

Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) is the leading professional association that represents parks and leisure professionals in Australia. It promotes and supports its members, their vocations and the parks and leisure industry through its leadership in advocacy, training, communication, professional development opportunities and product innovation. CoD won the Design, Development and Management Award for Open Space Development for the NT/SA Region.

This was in recognition of the Nightcliff Foreshore Development for the Outdoor Exercise Stations, Historical Signage and upgraded cycle paths - Congratulations to Simone Drury, Claire Dandie, Drosso, Dave Cash and their team, and Dino, John Brown(JB) and the City Works team.

Heart Foundation Healthy Communities Awards

CoD was the State Winner for our strong focus on healthy communities principles.

Our application focused on Activate NT, the Workforce Wellbeing Committee and the Connecting Darwin – Building New Cycle Linkages project - Congratulations to Simone Drury, Claire Dandie, Katie Hearn and the Workforce Wellbeing Committee, also to Drosso, Dave Cash and their team and Dino, John Brown (JB) and the City Works Team.

Australian Library and Information Association Award

Congratulations to Karen Cocks from the Libraries for receiving the achievement award.