An easy-to-access web portal which is helping councils be more environmentally sustainable has won the City of Whittlesea an award at the 2020 LGPro Awards for Excellence.
Known as the Supply Chain Sustainability School Local Government Portal, it is a joint pilot program in partnership with the cities of Port Phillip and Wyndham, the Support Chain Sustainability School and EY ECO-Buy.
The free portal helps councils and their suppliers to reduce their environmental impacts, achieve sustainability targets and be more efficient.
The City of Whittlesea also won the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Leading Employer award for its four-year People Plan at the Leadership in the Public Sector Awards last week.
The plan set the direction for how the organisation needed to grow, change and improve across five key areas (culture, leadership, capability, enabling organisation and wellbeing) to ensure it could meet the challenges ahead and deliver on the community's Whittlesea 2040 vision.
Council's building and planning team were also named finalists in the Service Delivery Initiative category at the LGPro Awards for Excellence. The team was recognised for its Priority Development Assessment Process and Fast Lane Planning Assessment Process which aims to streamline the planning process.
Acting CEO Kelvin Spiller congratulated the teams involved in the awards.
"It is terrific to receive public recognition for the excellent work that is being done at the City of Whittlesea," he said.
"I’d like to recognise and thank the many individuals and teams who have not received awards but are continuing to strive for excellence each and every day."