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Awards and Recognition

Highly Commended - Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia

The City of Ryde was awarded Highly Commended at the 2019 IPWEA Australasia Awards for Excellence for Multi-Disciplinary Project Management for the Meadowbank Skate Park.

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Finalist - National Climate Award

The City of Ryde’s work to tackle climate change was recognised with Council’s Solar PV project at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (RALC) selected as a finalist in the 2019 Cities Power Partnership Awards. 

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Finalist -  Parks and Leisure Australia NSW/ACT Awards of Excellence

The City of Ryde's Meadowbank Skate Park was a finalist at the 2019 Parks and Leisure Australia NSW/ACT Awards of Excellence. The award recognises playspaces that involve a range of stakeholders, create a ‘sense of place’ for their local communities and aid childhood development.

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Gold Award - Australasian Reporting Awards 2020

The City of Ryde won its tenth consecutive Gold Award for its Annual Report at the 2020 Australasian Reporting Awards. Council was also recognised with the Chairman's Commendation for this achievement. The awards are the leading benchmark in government and corporate reporting, with judging determined by each entrant’s ability to achieve overall excellence in annual reporting, provide full disclosure of key aspects of its core business, address legislative and regulatory requirements and be a model for other peer reports.

Winner - NSW Public Libraries Association Marketing Award for Public Libraries 2017

Ryde Library Services won the prestigious Marketing Award for Public Libraries for its March to a Million promotion. 

The Award recognises marketing excellence by a Council-operated public library servicing a community of over 100,000 residents and was announced at the annual conference of the NSW Public Libraries Association.  

March to a Million was a three-month community awareness campaign promoting the services, collections and programs of the five City of Ryde libraries to achieve one million visitors in the 16/17 financial year. 

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Highly Commended - Australian Service Excellence Awards 2017

The Australian Service Excellence Awards recognise excellence across Australia's most outstanding customer service-driven organisations and individuals.

Part of Council's service to the community is to maintain a high response rate to customer requests. The Customer Service Centre takes more than 80,000 calls a year and resolves 79% of calls at first point of contact. The call centre also has a 4.85/5 courtesy rating. 

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Employer of Choice - The Australian Business Awards 2017

The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employment recruitment, engagement and retention. 

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Employer of Choice - Local Government Engineers' Association Awards 2016 

The Local Government Engineers' Association Awards recognise outstanding employment practices within NSW local government. City of Ryde was awarded LGEA Employer of Choice in 2016. 

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50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program

Bronze Award 2010

The Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) national accreditation and awards program encourages councils across Australia to address gender equity issues within the organisation and among their elected representatives.

City of Ryde was one of 22 Councils to achieve the Bronze Award in 2010 - the first level of accreditation.

Silver Accreditation

Silver accreditation involves self assessment on progress in one or more of four categories of achievement.  Councils need to achieve accreditation in three of the four categories of achievement to qualify for the Silver Award. City of Ryde has now achieved accreditation in:

City of Ryde was one of three Councils to achieve the Silver Award in 2012.

For more information see the 50:50 Vision website.

National Awards for Local Government

Category Winner 2011 - Women in Local Government

This award recognises local governments which demonstrate a commitment to providing opportunities to women in decision making and management. 

City of Ryde was recognised for our 'innovative, holistic approach to facilitating access to decision making and management opportunities' through a range of programs and initiatives that have resulted in increases in the number of women in management positions as well as an increasing number of women applying for, and being successful in, new internal positions.

For more information see the 2011 Winners booklet(PDF, 3MB) .

Last updated on 14 July 2020