2011 National Awards for Local Government
Cairns Regional Council won the 2011 National Award for Local Government in the category of Regional Innovations for the Tropical Innovation Awards Project.
This year marks the 25th year of these national awards that showcase the resourcefulness and innovation of Australia's hard working councils in improving services to their communities.
The category winners announced by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, Simon Crean, are now eligible to be considered for the overall 2011 National Award for Excellence in Local Government.
The National Awards for Local Government recognise some of the innovative ways that councils are approaching the issues facing local government and encourage councils to continue to work together and share good practice to improve their capacity to find unique local solutions for common problems.