Economic Developemnt Community Recognises Excellence In Best Practice

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25th October 2010

Economic Development Community recognises excellence

in best practice

NSW Small Business Minister Frank Terenzini tonight launched the National Awards for

excellence in economic development at a reception at the Novotel Hotel, Brighton Le Sands,

Sydney.  A high number of quality applications were received ensuring that the judging panel

had a difficult job in determining the ultimate winners.

EDA congratulates all award entrants for their innovative approaches to economic development

and recognises the considerable work involved in preparing applications.

The Award recipients demonstrate innovative projects and practice in economic development in

urban, rural and regional communities.  More than 130 practitioners from across Australia

attended event.

The Awards:

Economic Development Strategic Planning Award – National

Winner: Prospect City Council Digital Economy Strategy

Highly commended: Latrobe City Council Coal Councils of Australia

Economic Development Strategic Planning Award – Regional

Winner: Greater Taree City Council: Taree Regional Airport  

Highly commended: Maranoa Regional Council : The Maranoa ED Strategy

Highly commended: Ipswich City Council: Western Corridor ‘NBN Ready’ Region  

Economic Development Marketing Strategy Award

Winner : Ashfield City Council Ashfield’s Feast of Flavours

Highly commended: Manningham City Council: Doncaster Hill Developer Expo

Highly commended: City of Greater Geelong ICT Cluster

Economic Development Partnerships Award

Winner  Christmas Island Tourism Association: CI Cruising Project

Highly commended: Greater Lakes Council: Aged services shared labour pool

Highly commended: Regional Development Victoria: Victoria’s Food Bowl Initiative

Environmental Economic Innovation Award

Winner: Business Treading Lightly Sustainability makes business sense

Highly commended: Whittlesea Green Industry Strategy

Highly commended: Greater Geelong City Council: Geelong Biological Fertiliser Project

Community Economic Development Award

Winner:: Christmas Island Phosphate: Helping the Community to Grow Program

Highly Commended: Ipswich City Council Steps to success Program

Highly Commended: Strathfield City Council: Business Mentoring Program

Business/Industry Development Project Award

Winner: City of Bunbury: Bunbury smart building project

Highly commended:  Sutherland Shire Council: SSHEDNet

Highly commended:  Gold Coast City Council: Business GC Swim

Indigenous Economic Development Award

Winner: Murdi Paaki Aboriginal Young Leaders Program

Development Leadership Award - Economic Development Practitioner

Winner Glen Hickling, Onkaparinga City Council

Economic Development Leadership Award – Elected/Committee/Community member

Winner: Jan Pope, Cranbrook Business & Tourism Association

These National Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors

Essential Economics, Regional Development Victoria, the AEC Group, RMIT University, Telstra

Country Wide, Bendigo Bank, NSW Business Chamber, Australian Made Campaign, ANSTO

and NSW Department of Industry and Investment.

The event has been sponsored by Rockdale, Kogarah, Hurstville and Sutherland Councils.

A booklet summarising all entries has been produced and is attached.

For further information please contact

Richard Walker, EDA Executive Director, 0419 617 510  


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