Lismore City Council has won the Excellence in Road Safety Category in the 2012 National Awards for Local Government for its road safety project ‘Drive to Conditions’.
Council’s Road Safety Officer, Lisa Marshall, said a team of staff had worked hard to develop and implement the project and she was delighted to receive the acknowledgement.
‘The project was developed in response to the high number of crashes occurring locally as well as the consistent feedback being provided by both community members and local police that many motorists were not driving to conditions,’ Ms Marshall said.
Council’s General Manager, Gary Murphy, said he was delighted such a fantastic local project had received national recognition.
‘This is a great result and I congratulate Lisa and the rest of the staff involved,’ Mr Murphy said.
In the Energy Smart division of the awards, Byron Shire Council received a commendation for its Sustainability Services Program. Byron Council supports a number of sustainability initiatives including its Sustainable Streets Program, commuity gardens, renewable energy installs and Northern Rivers Carpool program.
A presentation for award recipients will be held in Canberra in late June. The National Awards for Local Government are run by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.