2020 finalists for the Partnerships and Collaboration Award were:
- Somerset Regional Council, QLD for the Lifestyle Improvement for Employees Program.
- Break O’Day Council, TAS for the Emergency Management Portal.
- Eurobodalla Shire Council, NSW for the Employment Revolution Program.
- City of Holdfast Bay, SA for Partnership with the Kaurna Community.
- Banyule City Council, VIC for the Tailored Social Enterprise Partnership Program.
- City of Fremantle, WA for Dance Hall Days.
- Alexandrina Council, Kangaroo Island Council, District Council of Yankalilla, City of Victor Harbor, SA for the Fleurieu Waste Authority.
- Cook Shire Council, QLD for Community Resilience Blitz Days.
- Northern Beaches Council, NSW for Northern Beaches Suicide Response.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Northern Beaches Council
WINNER: City of Holdfast Bay
The project saw the City of Holdfast Bay partnering with the Kaurna Community on two projects. The first of these was the repatriation of ancestral remains on council-owned land, which was a first of its kind in South Australia. The second project was the ‘telling truth together exhibition’ – or Tiati Wangakanthi Kumangka – which displayed the colonisation of South Australia from an indigenous perspective. In order for these projects to be successful, a strong partnership was necessary through building trust, respect and understanding between the City of Holdfast Bay, the first nations people of the City of Holdfast Bay area, and the broader community. This project is reflective of the social change councils can have on state agendas.