Finalists revealed for 2021 MAV Technology Awards


Thursday, 15 April, 2021

Finalists revealed for 2021 MAV Technology Awards

The 2021 MAV Technology Awards for Excellence have unveiled a list of finalists, with 10 Victorian councils making the cut. The annual awards recognise how councils are transforming and serving communities in the digital era.

MAV President Councillor David Clark said the finalists reflect the work across Victorian councils to enable a cultural and technological shift. Among the councils nominated are Hobsons Bay City Council, a finalist in the Customer Service achievement of the year and the Strategy and Planning Categories, and Brimbank City Council, which has two programs announced as finalists in the Collaboration or Partnership Category.

Councillor Clark added that the awards present an opportunity for the finalists to share key learnings and congratulate those involved for their innovative thinking and cross-organisational collaboration to move these projects from conception to implementation.

“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,” Councillor Clark said.

Other Victorian councils in the running include 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.

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

The winners in each category will be announced at the MAV Awards for Excellence Dinner on Thursday, 29 April at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. Winners will then be eligible for the Victorian and Australian Achievements of the Year.

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
     

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Maksim Kabakou

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