Our Minister

Minister for Local Government

The Hon Shelley Hancock MP

Minister for Local Government
Member for South Coast

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Minister’s Awards for Women in Local Government

The Minister’s Awards for Women in Local Government celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of Award winners, the Awards aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.

In 2019 metropolitan and rural/regional councils are each awarded for each of the following five categories:

  1. Elected Representative.
  2. GM/Senior Staff Member – GM or senior staff positions as defined by councils in the Local Government Directory.
  3. Non-Senior Staff Member – aimed at women who may not have worked in local government for long, or at a senior level, but who have demonstrated significant achievement and leadership.
  4. Women in non-traditional roles – a role that is traditionally held by men where the nominee is the first to enter into that role at their Council or is breaking down gender stereotype barriers and conventions to perform the functions of any given role.
  5. Women in traineeships or apprenticeships – this category will recognise the achievements of outstanding individuals who have undertaken traineeships in the local government sector.