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Councils play the key role in delivering faster housing approvals. The 2017 Premier’s Awards for Public Service is an opportunity to recognise councils’ work and improvements in development assessment processes.


The awards showcase achievements and progress towards the Premier’s priorities, including the Faster Housing Approvals priority.


As part of the judging criteria, consideration will be given to how nominated projects and initiatives align with the principles in the Department’s Development Assessment Best Practice Guide.


Councils were encouraged to nominate in the Faster Housing Approvals category.


Next steps

  • Awards nominations are being assessed by expert judging panel
  • Finalists announced
  • Awards Ceremony on 1 November 2017


Details on a Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) award, and Department of Planning and Environment sponsored Local Government NSW award will follow shortly.


More information

The Department’s Awards Ambassador Mark Schofield on (02) 9274 6362 or


Page last updated: 16/05/2017