A prestigious award for sustainability open to local councils throughout Queensland has been won by Isaac Regional Council.
This is one of 10 awards presented by Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) in a “virtual” ceremony live-streamed across the State.
Mayor Anne Baker said she was very proud Isaac Regional Council had won the award.
“The LGMA awards are very prestigious in local government circles and generate strong competition between councils, so I am very pleased Isaac Regional Council and, particularly, Council’s wonderful, hard-working staff have received this recognition.”
Isaac Regional Council won the LGMA sustainability award for implementation of an Integrated Management System for its water and waste services.
“This Integrated Management System has been implemented to drive business performance, deliver continual improvement and maximise efficiency across our water, wastewater and waste services,” Mayor Baker said. “It provides a roadmap for improvement and efficiency.
“Implementation began in 2017 and within two years it attained Integrated Management System certification to the global standards of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and AS 4801:2001 OH&S Management System.
“This initiative has led to enhanced long-term sustainability in delivering essential services, and enabled the thinking of doing more with the same, while maintaining the highest safety, quality and environment standards.
“It has also led to a committed focus to environmental sustainability, a move which has resulted in the adoption of Isaac Regional Council’s first Environmental Policy and Guidelines to minimise the impact delivery of essential services has on the environment.”
Isaac Regional Council was also a finalist in the “Community Shaping” category for its Paws-itive Blueprint for Responsible Dog Ownership.
Pictured: Isaac Regional Council’s Water and Waste Integrated Management System team wins the Sustainability Category at the LGMA Awards for Excellence 2020 event. Pictured from left: Gopi Palayam, Norm Caldwell, Karl Murdoch, Lisa Tonkin, Gary Murphy, Alexis Coutts and Sandi Hutchinson.