Victorian councils recognised for technology innovation


Victorian councils have been recognised for their innovation at the recent MAV 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.

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

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”

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