The Australian Regional Development Conference proudly announces the winners of the Regional Development Australia: The Innovation Awards 2014. The awards aim to recognise and showcase outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the following categories Economic Development, Planning and Building, Environment and Sustainability Award & Community.
Congratulations to the winners and category runners up.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Proudly sponsored by The Regional Development Company
Mr Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle
Project: Renew Newcastle
Highly Commended – Mr Will Gerhard, Whitehorse City Council & Ms Julia Fenech, Wodonga Council
PLANNING AND BUILDING AWARD
Mr Robert Hunt, Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Project: Quipolly Dam Upgrade
Highly Commended – Mr Stephen Smith, Deicke Richards
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Ms Samantha Smith, Future Proofing Geelong
Project: Future Proofing Geelong Program
Highly Commended – Mr Adam Gray, Local Government Association of SA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Proudly sponsored by Charles Sturt University
Ms Alana Johnson, Voices for Indi Inc
Project: Voices for Indi
Highly Commended – Mrs Cherelle Brooke, Coffs Harbour City Council
Award categories were judged by the following panel members:
- Cameron Little, Lecturer, University of New South Wales
- Susan Benedyka, Founder and Managing Director of The Regional Development Company Pty Ltd (RDC)
- Tony McBurney, Director, Integrated Design Group
There were an overwhelming number of submissions received and we would like to thank all of those that submitted a nomination.
The Award Presentation Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Regional Development Australia Conference Dinner on Wednesday, 15 October from 7:00pm at the Commercial Club Albury, tickets are available from the conference website.