Councils awarded for business excellence

By Staff Writer

Mildura Rural City Council in Victoria has received a bronze award at the 2009 Australian Business Excellence Awards, held in Brisbane.

Presented and managed by applied information services company SAI Global, the awards program recognises the achievements of competitive and progressive organisations that are innovative, sustainable and successful.

Global head of assurance services at SAI Global, Duncan Lilley, said Mildura Rural City Council had demonstrated “continuous improvements to planning, and performance benchmarking against leading Australian councils”.

“Managers demonstrate role-model behaviour that is closely aligned to values and the business excellence principles,” Lilley said.

“Leadership competencies are measured and assessed and access to the high performance leadership program further develops Mildura Rural City Council’s capabilities.”

The City of Melville in Western Australia received the People Category Award for its achievements in staff development and for safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of council staff.

“The City of Melville has created a great place to work characterised by pride, achievement and sense of belonging and attractive staff benefits,” Lilley said.

Rockdale City Council in New South Wales picked up two awards from the Systems category: the Integrated Management Systems award and Environmental Management Systems award.

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