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Full list of winners: 2018 NSW Premiers Awards for Public Service

Organised around the 12 NSW Premier’s Priorities, the Premier’s Awards for Public Service recognises the teams and individuals who have contributed greatly to those priorities.

The 2018 winners were recognised at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Also recognised was this year’s Anthea Kerr Award recipient Tammy O’Connor (pictured above), from Western NSW Local Health District, who will receive an individually customised professional development program to assist her in accelerating her career. The Anthea Kerr Award is seeks to recognise future public sector leaders.



Improving government services

The Premier’s priority: improve customer satisfaction with key government services every year, this term of government to 2019.

Reducing Energy Bill Stress in Aboriginal Social Housing
Aboriginal Housing Office, Fourth and Centre Pty Ltd
Family and Community Services

Dr Antionette Anazodo
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Health

Improving service levels in hospitals

The Premier’s priority: achieve 81% of patients through emergency departments within four hours by 2019.

Project RED- How Blacktown Hospital redesigned Emergency
Western Sydney Local Health District
Health

Thomas Glanville 
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Health

Delivering infrastructure

The Premier’s priority: deliver 10 key infrastructure projects in metro and regional areas, on time and on budget by the end of 2024.

Pacific Highway- Final Section of Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour 
Roads and Maritime Services
Transport

Wije Ariyaratne
Roads and Maritime Services
Transport

Tackling childhood obesity

The Premier’s priority: reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five percentage points by 2025.

Go4Fun Online
Ministry of Health, Better Health Company
Health

Creating jobs

The Premier’s priority: create 150,000 new jobs by 2019.

Creating jobs for people with a disability through social procurement
Department of Industry, National Disability Services
Industry

Gail Silman
Department of Industry
Industry

Protecting our kids

The Premier’s priority: decrease the percentage of children & young people re-reported at risk of significant harm by 15 per cent by 2020.

See, understand and respond to child sexual abuse- A practical kit
Department of Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services

Driving public sector diversity

The Premier’s priority: increase the number of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in senior leadership roles by 2015.

Creating Aboriginal Employment Pathways, Justice Aboriginal Employment Program
Department of Justice, TAFE NSW
Justice

Samantha Smith
Department of Justice
Justice

Improving education results

The Premier’s priority: increase the proportion of NSW students in the top two NAPLAN bands by 8 per cent by 2019.

Aurora College
Department of Education
Education

Exceeding Learning Expectations
Canley Vale High School
Education

Dr Brad Russell
Department of Education
Education

Making housing more affordable

The Premier’s priority: deliver 61,000 housing completions on average per year.

Transforming residential approval- [email protected]
Liverpool City Council
Nominated by Planning and Environment

Reducing domestic violence reoffending

The Premier’s priority: reduce the proportion of domestic violence perpetrators re-offending by 25 per cent by 2019.

Community Corrections- Practice Guide for Intervention
Department of Corrective Services
Justice

Keeping our environment clean

The Premier’s priority: reduce the volume of litter by 40 per cent, by 2020.

Muli Muli Clean Up Country Project
Environment Protection Authority, Muli Muli Local Aboriginal Land Council, Muli Muli Ladies Club, North East Waste, Woodenbong Central School, Githabul Rangers Incorporated, Remondis, Kyogle Family Support Services, Kyogle Council
Planning and Environment

Reducing youth homelessness

The Premier’s priority: increase the proportion of young people who successfully move from Specialist Homelessness Services to long-term accommodation percent to more than 34 per cent by 2019.

Hunter New England and Central Coast Commissioning and Planning Team 
Department of Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services

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