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Awards received

The Launceston City Council is proud of the recognition the Organisation and individual employees receive.
Here are some of our recent honours.

Google eTown Award - August 2013

Internet search giant Google named Launceston as Tasmania's top eTown in its second Australian eTown Awards. The Google eTown Awards are designed to recognise businesses which are leading the way in their use of the internet.

Local Government Association of Tasmania General Excellence Award - July 2013
The Launceston City Council was recognised in the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s Awards for Excellence, taking out the General Excellence category for its state-of-the-art Launceston Visitor Information Centre.
In late 2012, the Council relocated the centre to the iconic Clock Tower building next to Australia Post.
The relocation presented an opportunity to redesign the layout of the facility and to install new touchscreen technologies, including iPads, to offer visitors different ways of finding attractions, activities and accommodation.

City Park named among Australia's top ten parks by TripAdvisor - June 2013

The Launceston City Council-managed City Park was named by travel website TripAdvisor among Australia's top ten parks. City Park came in at number nine on the list, which features parks like Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney's Centennial Park, and Perth's Kings Park and Botanic
Gardens. It was the only Tasmanian park to feature in the list. The well-known travel website TripAdvisor based its awards on millions of reviews and opinions from users across the world.

Australia's most family friendly city - January 2013

Launceston's reputation as a fantastic place to live, work and play was recognised in the inaugural Suncorp Bank Family Friendly City report, with Launceston being named the most family friendly city in Australia.
The study, which examined the family friendliness of Australia's 30 largest cities across 10 key indicators, ranked Launceston ahead of cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Townsville, Bendigo and Adelaide.
The key indicators used to obtain the ranking included crime levels, health care, education, housing, unemployment, income, child care services, connectivity and community.  

Launceston Aquatic AUSTSWIM award - July 2012

Launceston Aquatic was recognised nationally with its Swim School being named the best in Australia by AUSTSWIM.
AUSTSWIM is Australia's peak advocate for the teaching of water safety and swimming, and provides industry standard accreditation for swimming and water safety teachers.
The Launceston Aquatic Swim School took out the state award in May 2012, along with a commendation for the teaching of infants.
Launceston Aquatic employs 16 AUSTSWIM licensed staff, who teach infant and preschool aquatics, through to working with adults and people with disabilities.

Launceston Travel and Information Centre TICT award - November 2011

The Launceston Travel and Information Centre was named as the best in the State by the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania
at the annual TICT awards, held at Hobart's Wrest Point in November, 2011.

The Centre, which has been operated by the Launceston City Council since 2003, is Tasmania's largest regional visitor centre.


Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania 2010 Sustainable Cities Awards - November 2010
Certificate of Excellence for the Heritage and Cultural Category
For the Duck Reach Power Station as a highly valued and much visited historical venue.

Certificate of Excellence for the Community Action and Partnerships Category
For the outstanding redevelopment of the car park and entrance to the Cataract Gorge including opening of the inclinator.

Certificate of Appreciation for the Community Action and Partnerships Category
The FREE Tiger Bus - an excellent initiative as a part of the Council's Parking and Sustainable Transport Strategy.

Certificate of Appreciation for the Community Action and Partnership Category
Launceston City Council Recreation Officer, Bonnie McGee received this honour for her enthusiastic and proactive involvement in planning recreational activities.

Excellence for the Community Action and Partnerships Category
Council's Nursery Operations Coordinator, Brad Robinson and Council's Gardener, Dennis Lee received this certificate for their first class floral display in the John Hart Conservatory

Flood Education Kit recognised on the national stage - November 2010
One of the education measures undertaken by the Launceston City Council and the Launceston Flood Authority to ensure residents are prepared for a flood has been highly commended in the Local Government category of the Australian Safer Communities Awards in Canberra.
The Flood Education Kit project was principally developed by the Council's Emergency Management Officer, Bev Allen. The project involved the development, distribution and promotion of a comprehensive Flood Education Kit to educate people in the flood prone area of Invermay/Inveresk on how to protect themselves, their family, pets and property in the event of a flood.


Employer of Choice
The Launceston City Council is one of 29 Tasmanian workplaces recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Tasmanian Government.

An Employer of Choice is a workplace with a reputation amongst its employees as a great place to work. The Employer of Choice awards recognise and promote Tasmanian organisations that, regardless of their size, successfully attract and retain skilled employees.