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MAV Technology awards councils for innovation

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As part of the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) ‘Transformers’ Technology Conference in Geelong, councils were recognised for their innovation at the Technology Awards for Excellence.

The awards celebrate the efforts and achievements of local government teams in making council services more efficient, cost effective and useful for members of the community.

Cr Mary Lalios, President of the MAV said that Victorian councils were demonstrating innovative solutions for transforming both their business operations and community service delivery.

“The judges considered the size of the council and their available budget and resources when comparing entries. The awards recognise best value and practice, rather than just scale of outcomes and entries were assessed based on outstanding innovation, effort and outcomes; the ability to positively impact council business objectives; and the potential to influence or assist other councils.

“We congratulate our finalists and winners for these impressive outcomes and look forward to improving the design, delivery and provision of council services with further digitisation of the sector,” she said.

Smart City Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: Southern Grampians Shire Council for “Greater Hamilton Community IoT Network”

Strategy and Planning Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: Hobsons Bay City Council for “Creative Technology Hub”

Customer Experience Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: Manningham City Council for “Online View, Payments and Lodgement”

Collaboration of Partnership of the Year

  • Winner: Wellington Shire Council for “EduCloud – Education Cloud Project”

Victorian Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: Wellington Shire Council for “EduCloud – Education Cloud Project”

Australian Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: Sunshine Coast Council (Queensland) for planning, design and visualisation of Australia’s first Smart City using 3D geo-spatial modelling

LOLA International Achievement of the Year

  • Winner: V-ICT-OR (Belgium) for “Integrated Smart City Operating System for Flanders”

The MAV Technology Conference took place from 18 to 21 March at Kardinia Park in Geelong. Photos are available by request. To view all the finalists, visit our website.

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Contact: Cr Mary Lalios on 0447 189 409 or MAV Communications on 9667 5547.