Ku-ring-gai a finalist for government award

Second year in a row as finalist for A R Bluett Memorial Award

For a second successive year, Ku-ring-gai Council is a finalist for the A R Bluett Memorial Award.

The A R Bluett Memorial Award is widely considered to be the pinnacle of awards for NSW councils, with winners acknowledged as the best and most progressive in the state.

It is awarded each year by LGNSW, the peak body for local government in NSW in two categories – city & regional and rural.

Ku-ring-gai Council was a finalist in 2013 and has again been announced as a finalist in 2014. The winners of each category will be announced at the end of October.

Award judges will visit Ku-ring-gai next week to hear a presentation from the Council on its achievements during 2013-2014.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that making the finals for a second successive year was recognition of the Council’s performance across the board. “It is an honour to be one of the few finalists in the state”, she said.

“We are in a major phase of building substantial new community assets to cater for the needs of our growing population”, she said.

“The new emergency services headquarters, the new Council depot at Pymble, the refit of Gordon Library and construction of the Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre are just a few of the Council’s major projects in the past two years”.

“Added to that is our strong financial performance and ability to plan for the long term”.

To find out more about the A R Bluett Memorial Award visit www.lgnsw.org.au

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