Winners revealed for MAV Technology Awards for Excellence
The recipients of the MAV Technology Awards for Excellence have been announced at an online event. The awards recognise outstanding team and individual efforts in the use of technology to improve service delivery and efficiency to local government organisations or communities.
This year, the independent judging panel named the City of Whittlesea, Banyule City Council, Moreland City Council, Mitchell Shire Council and Nillumbik Shire Council the winners of the Smart City Achievement of the Year for ‘Northern Melbourne Smart Cities Network’.
The City of Greater Geelong received the Collaboration or Partnership Achievement of the Year for the Geelong Data Exchange.
Frankston City Council’s ‘Digital Ways of Working’ received the Customer Experience Achievement of the Year award, while Alpine Shire Council’s ‘Project Pinnacle’ received the Strategy and Planning Achievement of the Year award and the Victorian Achievement of the Year award.
The Sunshine Coast Council’s ‘Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network (SCIBN)’ and Alpine Shire Council’s ‘Project Pinnacle’ were also joint winners of the Australian Achievement of the Year award.
MAV President Cr Coral Ross congratulated all the finalists and winners for their efforts and achievements, commending the finalists for their innovation, leadership and groundbreaking approaches.
“Technology improves service delivery by speeding up communications and increasing convenience, enabling councils to function more efficiently and effectively. All finalists demonstrated that they had made advancements in technology that would provide better outcomes for councils and their communities,” Ross said.
A full list of nominees and the projects and councils that were highly commended are available on the MAV Technology Awards for Excellence 2020 website.
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