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Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2021 MAV Technology Awards for Excellence

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Ten Victorian councils are finalists in one or more categories in the 2021 MAV Technology Awards for Excellence. The annual awards recognise how councils are transforming and serving communities in the digital era.

Among the councils nominated are Hobsons Bay City Council, a finalist in the Customer Experience achievement of the year and the Strategy and Planning categories, and Brimbank City Council has two programs announced as finalists in the Collaboration or Partnership category.

MAV President, Cr David Clark, said the award finalists reflect the terrific work across Victorian councils to enable a cultural and technology shift.

“Across the sector, especially in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Councils have embraced digital solutions as a way to maintain high levels of community service in difficult circumstances,” Cr Clark said.

“These awards are an excellent opportunity to share key learnings, as well as congratulate those involved for their innovative thinking and cross-organisational collaboration to move these digital projects from conception to implementation.”

Other Victorian councils in the running are: City of Boroondara, City of Casey, City of Greater Geelong, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Melbourne, Melton City Council, Alpine Shire Council and Yarriambiack Shire Council. The finalists will compete with councils from the Northern Territory, NSW and South Australia across five categories: Customer Experience, Collaboration or Partnership, Smart City, Strategy and Planning and Digital Leadership.

Finalists will also make a 15-minute online presentation of their entry in MAVTV sessions, which will be held from 10am on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 -22 April.

The winners in each category will be announced at the MAV’s Awards for Excellence Dinner on Thursday 29 April at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, and winners will then be eligible for the Victorian and Australian Achievements of the Year. The awards dinner is part of the MAV Technology Champions of Change National Conference, which will be held on 27-29 April 2021 at Marvel Stadium.

Tickets for the full conference including the Awards dinner are available here. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Background information:

The 2021 finalists are as follows:

Customer Experience Achievement of the Year finalists:

  • Closing the Loop On Waste – City of Canterbury Bankstown Council and Code for Australia
  • myDarwin Support Local Program – City of Darwin
  • Involve me, Make it Easy, Get out of the Way, Get it Done – City of Greater Geelong
  • Recycling 2.0 – Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Today In Your Village – City of Sydney
  • Early Years Digital Hub - Boroondara Families – City of Boroondara

Collaboration or Partnership Achievement of the Year finalists:

  • Project Pinnacle – Alpine Shire Council
  • Animal Registration Process – Brimbank City Council
  • Innovation at Brimbank Pilot Program – Brimbank City Council
  • Collaborative Service Desk – Cities of Charles Sturt, Marion and Port Adelaide Enfield
  • Corporate Data Catalogue Project – City of Melbourne
  • Procure to pay workflow implementation – Melton City Council
  • Googong Smart Community Project – Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Peet Ltd & others

Smart City Achievement of the Year finalists:

  • Closing the Loop On Waste – City of Canterbury Bankstown Council and Code for Australia
  • Smart Casey Launchpad – City of Casey
  • Googong Smart Community Project – Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Peet Ltd & others
  • Today In Your Village – City of Sydney
  • myDarwin Support Local Program – City of Darwin

Strategy & Planning Achievement of the Year:

  • Technology @ Casey – 2020 Strategic Plan – City of Casey
  • Smart Casey Launchpad – City of Casey
  • Googong Smart Community Project – Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Peet Ltd & others
  • Future Flexibility – City of Greater Geelong
  • Involve me, Make it Easy, Get out of the Way, Get it Done – City of Greater Geelong
  • H2.0 Agility – Hobsons Bay City Council

Digital Leadership Achievement of the Year:

  • Electronic Approvals – City of Burnside Council
  • Cardinia M365 Records Transition – Cardinia Shire Council
  • myDarwin Support Local Program – City of Darwin
  • Corporate Data Catalogue Project – City of Melbourne
  • Procure to pay workflow implementation – Melton City Council
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council ICT Business Transformation – Yarriambiack Shire Council

For further information, contact the MAV Communications Unit on (03) 9667 5590.