NSW Premier recognises the cream of public service

By The Mandarin

November 6, 2017

Glory usually only goes to those at the top of the pecking order, but once a year individuals and teams are recognised by none other than the state premier herself.

The 13 categories of this year’s New South Wales Premier’s Awards for Public Service were based around the 12 Premier’s Priorities and a youth award named after Anthea Kerr to recognise future public sector leaders who are under 35 years of age.

The 2017 award winners were officially announced at the awards ceremony last week, and reflecting the Premier’s priorities they are delivery-centric. Among those recognised include a burns specialist at a public hospital (Dr. Andrea Issler-Fisher, pictured above), a public school principal (Lorraine Bradwell), and a train station duty manager (Andrew Dinger).

1. Creating Jobs

  • Easy to do business
    Service NSW, DFSI Better Regulation, The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, Department of Premier and Cabinet
    Finance, Services and Innovation, Industry, Premier and Cabinet

2. Delivering Infrastructure

  • Wynyard Station Upgrade
    Transport for NSW, Novo Rail Program Alliance

3. Making Housing More Affordable

  • More Homes in Hornsby Shire 
    Hornsby Shire Council
    Nominated by Planning and Environment
  • Reducing red tape to facilitate investment in our community 
    Port Stephens Council
    Nominated by Planning and Environment

4. Tackling Childhood Obesity

  • Aboriginal Go4Fun
    NSW Office of Preventative Health and partners

5. Improving Education Results

  • Curiosity and Powerful Learning 
    St Johns Park Public School
  • Lorraine Bradwell
    Woonona Public School

6. Protecting Our Kids

  • Child Abuse Squad
    NSW Police Force

7. Improving Service Levels in Hospitals

  • Bridging Vast Distances with Value Critical Care Model 
    Western NSW Local Health District
  • Dr Andrea Issler-Fisher
    Advanced Trainee Burns and Reconstructive Surgery
    Concord Hospital, Sydney Local Health District

8. Reducing Youth Homelessness

  • Youth Housing Options Program (YHOP)
    Hume Community Housing Association, CORE Community Services, Yfoundations
    Nominated by Family and Community Services

9. Reducing Domestic Violence Reoffending

  • Safer Pathway
    Legal Aid NSW, NSW Police, Women NSW, Victims Services at the Department of Justice
    Justice, Family and Community Services

10. Driving Public Sector Diversity

  • Employ-my-ability
    Sydney Local Health District, Jobsupport
  • Glenn Primmer
    Head of Strategic Change and Workplace Culture
    Create NSW
    Planning and Environment

11. Keeping our Environment Clean

  • Cessnock Reserves Litter Reduction Strategy
    National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage
    Planning and Environment

12. Improving Government Services

  • Ability Links NSW
    Ability Links providers, Family and Community Services
    Family and Community Services
  • Andrew Dinger
    Station Duty Manager, Kingsgrove Station
    Sydney Trains

Anthea Kerr Award

  • Dr. Andrea Issler-Fisher
    Advanced Trainee Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, Concord Hospital
    Sydney Local Health District
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