Top honours for City of Darwin Innovation team

City of Darwin won this year’s Australian Achievement of the Year and the Smart City Achievement of the Year for the ‘myDarwin Support Local Program’ at the 2021 Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Technology National Awards for Excellence.

The ‘myDarwin’ initiative was developed by Council’s Innovation team to assist economic recovery following the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said: “Winning these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Council Officers who wanted to do something to help local businesses recover from the COVID-19 lockdown.

“The ‘myDarwin’ scheme was extremely successful and had a positive impact on local businesses, customers and the economy. There were seven rounds of funding that provided in excess of $6 million of economic stimulus for our small businesses.

“Congratulations to the Innovation team. The award is well-deserved.”

The team also received a ‘highly commended’ in the Digital Leadership of the Year category.

The MAV Technology National Awards for Excellence recognise councils from across Australia for their outstanding performance in delivering innovative information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.

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