LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards

These awards recognise outstanding environmental achievements by Councils and Local Water Utilities. The Water Directorate sponsors the Water Management Category. The awards are announced at the annual LGNSW Excellence in the Environment ceremony in November.


Division B Winner - MidCoast Council: Our Water Our Future 2050
Division C & Overall Winner – Blacktown City Council: Water Sensitive Urban Design Compliance Program


Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation: Illawarra Shoalhaven enabling water sensitive communities


Shoalhaven City Council – reclaimed water management scheme 1B works


City of Sydney – Green Square: enabling urban renewal through effective flood risk management


Waverly Council – Waverly Park recycled water system


Liverpool City Council was first finalist and overall winner for the Amalfi Park Basin/Brickmakers Creek Flood Mitigation Project
Ballina Shire Council was second finalist for their Smart Metering Project, accepted by Ms Christine Pitman, Strategic Waste Management Officer.

2017 Winner

Parkes Shire Council, Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Project

Parkes Shire Council renewed its urban water supply and sewerage schemes through the construction of a new Sewage Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant and ancillary infrastructure projects. The project augments infrastructure to draw on diversified water sources including two dams, the Lachlan River, and groundwater sources. By replacing aged infrastructure and planning for more effective and extensive use of recycled water, the projects will decrease demand on scarce water resources.

Previous winners of this award are:


Ballina Shire Council, Pressure and Leakage Management Plan


City of Canada Bay Council, Water for our Community


Blacktown City Council, Showground Precinct WSUD Redevelopment


Dubbo City Council
Best Practice Environmental Management of Water Supply and Sewerage at Dubbo City Council

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