2012 National Awards for Local Government in Innovation in Natural Resource Management

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The category winners of the 2012 National Awards for Local Government have been announced by Federal Minister for Local Government Simon Crean.

The National Awards for Local Government recognise, reward and promote the innovative work of local governments across Australia. This year's awards consisted of 16 categories which include the Innovation in Natural Resource Management Award, which is sponsored by Caring for our Country. This category recognises best practice in sustainable natural resource management planning and implementation. There are four recipients of this year's award:

2012 Innovation in Natural Resource Management – Winner
Great Lakes Water Quality Improvement Plan
Great Lakes Council, New South Wales

2012 Innovation in Natural Resource Management – Small Council Winner (under 15,000 rateable properties)
Healthy Habits Program
Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Western Australia

2012 Innovation in Natural Resource Management – Commended
2 Million Trees Project
Brisbane City Council, Queensland

2012 Innovation in Natural Resource Management – Commended
Building Innovative NRM Partnerships
Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales

The Great Lakes Council will now be considered by an independent panel for the overall 2012 National Award for Excellence in Local Government. The winner of the overall award will be announced in June.

For more information, including a full list of the winners, visit the National Awards for Local Government  website.