Premier’s Awards 2015 ceremony

Public Sector Commission

On Wednesday 28 October 2015, the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were presented in a twilight ceremony in the Premier’s Cabinet Rooms.

The Housing Authority in partnership with Foundation Housing, Central Institute of Technology and Anglicare WA received the overall 2015 Premier’s Award for its ‘Foyer Oxford’ program.

‘Foyer Oxford’ brings together a range of stakeholders to deliver a holistic response to youth homelessness. The 98 unit complex in Leederville was completed in 2014, and provides secure accommodation and services designed to transition young people into fully independent and productive lives.

The Premier’s Awards were established in 1996 to formally recognise and reward the achievement of excellence in management practice by Western Australian public sector agencies. They aim to stimulate highly innovative projects and displays of creative leadership leading to better service to the community.

This year, 61 entries were received from across public sector and private agencies, including public sector departments, statutory authorities, local governments and regional offices.

Eight category winners were also presented with their certificates along with twelve other finalists. The categories seek to reflect the goals and aims of the Government:

DEVELOPING THE ECONOMY

Joint winners

  • Department of Mines and Petroleum
    Mining rehabilitation fund
  • Pilbara Ports Authority
    Ground breaking tidal study optimises export capacity at the world's largest bulk export port

Finalist

  • Western Australian Police Service
    Frontline 2020 SDRM

IMPROVING ABORIGINAL OUTCOMES

Winner

  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services
    Aboriginal firefighter cadet program

Finalists               

  • Shire of Gingin
    Gingin cultural management plan
  • Pilbara Development Commission in partnership with Shire of East Pilbara, BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Lotterywest
    East Pilbara Arts Centre

IMPROVING GOVERNMENT

Winner

 

  • Department of Health
    WA Health Strategic Procurement Program

Finalists               

  • Housing Authority
    Affordable housing strategy 2010-2020: opening doors to affordable housing
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife in partnership with the Department of Fisheries
    Making waves in marine management

MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT

Winner

 

  • Department of Parks and Wildlife in partnership with Department of Education, Rio Tinto and Conservation Volunteers Australia
    Small hands making a big difference: cross-sector collaboration in conservation

 

Finalists               

  • Department of Water in partnership with the City of Wanneroo
    North west corridor water supply strategy
  • Keep Australia Beautiful WA
    Tidy towns sustainable communities awards

REVITALISING THE REGIONS

Winner

 

  • City of Albany
    Anzac Albany

Finalists               

  • Department of Water
    Rural water plan
  • Main Roads Western Australia in partnership with Fulton Hogan Services
    Integrated services arrangement – south west and great southern regions

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

Winner and overall winner         

 

 

  • Housing Authority in partnership with Foundation Housing, Central Institute of Technology and Anglicare WA
    Foyer Oxford

Finalists               

  • City of Cockburn in partnership with Department of Sport and recreation and Department of Transport
    Your move Cockburn – get active your way
  • Mental Health Commission in partnership with the Housing Authority
    Transitional housing and support program

WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN ASIA

Winner

  • Screenwest in partnership with the Department of State Development 
    Western Australia: An extraordinary filmmaking location for China

Finalist  

  • Department of State Development 
    Australia China natural gas technology partnership fund

Details of the finalist and winning projects can be found on the website: http://www.publicsector.wa.gov.au/news-events/premiers-awards