ALBURY Council has been proclaimed the top council of its type in NSW.
The municipality has won the AR Bluett Memorial Award for excellence in local government.
Mayor Kevin Mack, his deputy Amanda Cohn and former mayors Henk van de Ven and Alice Glachan and council general manager Frank Zaknich accepted the prize at a ceremony at the Local Government NSW conference in Wollongong on Tuesday night.
Mr Zaknich said an array of developments in Albury had contributed to the city’s success.
"The recent Bluett Award inspection showcased MAMA, the Wagga and Kerr Road redevelopment projects, our commitment to waste management and innovation in recycling, airport expansion, growth in tourism and events, our plans for the Lavington Sports Ground and Murray River and best of all, we demonstrated that we are fit for the future,” Mr Zaknich said.
Cr Mack said the award was reward for long-term thinking.
“This is recognition of our commitment to innovation, strategic planning, continuous improvement and engaging with our community to understand and deliver on its aspirations,” Cr Mack said.
“We presented a very strong submission which demonstrated how we are working with the community to progress the city and ensure that it is vibrant, progressive, modern and sustainable.”