Economic Development Awards for Excellence 2018 – Winners & Finalists

The EDA Economic Development Awards for Excellence 2018 were presented at the NEDC2018 Awards Gala Dinner in Rockhampton on Thursday, 18 October 2018.

Economic Development Australia (EDA) congratulates all winners and finalists.

Community Collaboration in Economic Development

Winner: City of Onkaparinga

Finalists: Warrnambool City Council & Sunshine Coast Council

 

Economic Development Marketing & Promotion

Winner: Sunshine Coast Council

Finalist: City of Adelaide & Parkes Shire Council

 

Economic Development Single Event or Activity

Winner:  Sunshine Coast Council

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Finalists: Mackay Regional Council & Regional Development Australia (Brisbane)

 

 

Economic Development Strategic Thinking

Winner: Cessnock City Council

Finalists: City of Ipswich & Sunshine Coast Council

 

Economic Development Through Partnerships

Winner: City of Adelaide

Finalists: Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct & Wollongong City Council

 

Economic Development Initiatives – over 15,000 residents

Winner: Dubbo Regional Council

Finalists: Cessnock City Council & Warrnambool City Council

 

Economic Development Initiatives – Rural & Remote

Winner: Dubbo Regional Council

FinalistWinton Shire Council & City of Karratha

 

Economic Development Initiatives – Under 15,000 Residents

Winner: Murweh Shire Council

 

Digital Entrepreneurs

Winner: Geografia

Finalists: City of Ballarat & VendorPanel

 

Economic Development Leadership Award (Elected Member)

Winner: Councillor Stephen Robinson (Sunshine Coast Council)

Collected by Anne Lawrence

 

FinalistsThe Honourable Lord Mayor Martin Haese (City of Adelaide)

 

Peter Chaffey Award

Winner: Daryl Wilson

FinalistsPaul Martins

 

Rising Star Award

Winner: Ben Mason