Workforce Planning & Development Award

In partnership with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, LG Professionals Australia recognises an emerging local government talent.

The Workforce Planning and Development Award aims to recognise and celebrate local governments that have implemented innovative and effective workforce development and planning initiatives to attract, retain and skill up workers in the face of changing workforce demographics and needs, and the impact of technology and artificial intelligence.

This yearly Award rewards projects and initiatives that:

  • identify needs and skills gap and create opportunities to reskill or skill up employees
  • identify innovative ways to attract young talent to join local government, especially in regional areas
  • implement training and development approaches that are unique or innovative
  • identify, support or implement creative working arrangements for mature age workers or newly retired workers