Eight innovative and inspiring public programs, initiatives and services were yesterday recognised as the best at the 10th IPAA Victoria Leadership in the Public Sector Awards.
IPAA Victoria CEO David Ali congratulated the winners for “pushing the boundaries”.
A record 85 nominations were received from a diverse range of Commonwealth, state, local government and community sector organisations that deliver government services in Victoria.
The award winners were:
- Communications – Victoria Police for “Million-Dollar Cold Case Series”.
- Environmental Sustainability – Port Phillip Council for “Organic Waste Management Project”.
- Indigenous Employment – Department of Health and Human Services for “Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2016-21”.
- Leading the Way in Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Ambulance Victoria for “Occupational Violence Prevention Education Program”.
- People Development – Department of Health and Human Services for “People Strategy 2020”.
- Policy Development G21 – Geelong Regional Alliance for “GROW – G21 Region Opportunities for Work”.
- Risk Management – Victoria Police for “Enhancing Police Responses to Family Violence Project”.
- Service Delivery – Service Victoria for “Service Victoria”.
Ali said that awards celebrated exemplary innovation and leadership in the Victoria public sector.
“We created the IPAA Victoria Leadership in the Public Sector Awards 10 years ago to recognise the inspirational leaders and teams that improve the capacity, integrity and reputation of our public sector,” he said.
“I would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists for their excellent project that pushed the boundaries and demonstrated what success in public administration looks like.
“These awards are one of the few opportunities we have as a sector to acknowledge the ‘wins’ and the people who strive for excellence across our state.
“In celebrating these ‘wins’, IPAA Victoria’s mission to connect public sector people, knowledge and ideas to better serve the Victorian community, comes to life.”