Regional, state and national awards received by Central Highlands Regional Council.

ProjectName of awardsPresented byAward wonCommentsAwarded / Link to release
Emerald Airport Runway & RehabilitationIPWEA Qld Award for ExcellenceIPWEAAward for Excellence - InnovationFirst time stone mastic asphalt used on an airport runway. Outstanding collaboration.2020 IPWEA
Central Highlands Regional CouncilLGMS Risk Excellence AwardLocal Government Mutual ServicesLGMS Risk Excellence AwardFor risk management associated with council's game plan initiativeOctober 2020
VariousKeep Queensland Beautiful – Tidy Town competitionKeep Queensland BeautifulEnergy Innovation Award (Emerald), Destination Award (Springsure) and highly commended in the Heritage and Culture Award (Capella)According to the assessors, Springsure could have received so many awards, it inspired the creation of the inaugural Destination Award.January 2019
The town of BlackwaterKeep Queensland Beautiful accreditation programKeep Queensland BeautifulThe first ever 5-star Tidy Towns rating for QueenslandBlackwater scored highly across all nine focus areas of environmental innovation and protection, heritage and culture, community spirit, litter action, resource recovery, waste management, water conservation and energy efficiency.August 2018
Traineeship program - Ms Michelle DoughtyQueensland Training AwardsQueensland Training AwardsBob Marshman Trainee of the Year for Central QueenslandI’d like to sincerely congratulate Michelle for her achievement and thank her for her passionate contribution and hard work.July 2018
Blackwater Aquatic Centre2018 Queensland Architecture AwardsAustralian Institute of ArchitectsF. D. G. Stanley Award ( top honour in the Public Architecture category)Providing a small mining community with a cool place of respite and aquatic activities for all ages, the bulwark-like outer layer of rammed earth walls wrap themselves around three elevations affording refuge from the harsh environment.June 2018
Blackwater Aquatic CentreRoyal Australian Institute of Architects 2018 Awards for the Central Queensland RegionRoyal Australian Institute of ArchitectsJ.W. Wilson Award for Building of the YearThis is yet another credit to council’s vision of building and providing quality facilities.May 2018
Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness initiativeQueensland Awards for ExcellenceLocal Government Managers AustraliaWinner - Collaboration categoryTo put the Central Highlands front and centre of agriculture as it continues to expand and grow in Australia, we need to progress collaboration along the supply chain and across agricultural sectors, rather than relying on individual businesses or individual tiers of government.April 2018
Queensland Disaster Management NetworkPremier's Awards for Excellence 2017Queensland Premier Annastacia PalaszczukPremier's Award for ExcellenceThe Premier’s Awards for Excellence acknowledge exemplary work by individuals and teams across Queensland and recognises outstanding initiatives being developed and delivered for the benefit of all Queenslanders.November 2017
New Blackwater Aquatic CentreQueensland Excellence AwardsPublic Works Engineering AustralasiaDesign and construction of public works projects over $10MThis isn’t just a pool, it’s a local meeting hub, a social oasis and of course a top-grade sporting facility. I commend everyone involved in this project on their dedication, vision and professionalism, from the contractors and subcontractors to the designers and SEEC Pty Ltd for their project management.November 2017
Australia Japan Friendship ParkQueensland Awards for ExcellenceLocal Government Managers AustraliaFinalist - Teamwork categoryOvercoming language barriers, cultural differences and thousands of kilometres, staff from both councils consulted, communicated and collaborated for more than six months to bring the innovative playground to life.April 2016

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