NGSC nominated at state level

Published on 06 February 2018


Northern Grampians Shire Council’s excellence has been recognised at state level, with two nominations in the LGPro Victoria Awards.

Council’s digital transformation program, which has seen staff move to a largely paperless environment and instead making use of digital technology, particularly cloud-based software, to complete the majority of tasks, as well as utilising a range of other technology to deliver improved outcomes, has been nominated as a finalist in the Innovative Management Initiative category.

Northern Grampians Shire Council CEO, Michael Bailey, said the shift to the digital sphere has improved staff workflow and productivity, as well as delivering savings and lessening Council’s impact on the environment.

“Our shift towards utilising technology to complete work means that staff can complete a huge range of tasks from almost anywhere, simply because they can now log in and access their work via the cloud,” Mr Bailey said.

“This means that our staff can complete tasks far quicker and more effectively, as well as collaborating and communicating with their colleagues.

“On top of that, it delivers us savings on office supplies, such as paper, which lessens the impact our operations have upon the environment.”

Former Council parks and gardens apprentice Tom Hamilton, whose work has already earned him a number of accolades, was named as a finalist in the Young Achiever category.

The St Arnaud-based team member took out the 2017 Apprentice of the Year title at the SkillInvest Regional Awards last year, and Mr Bailey said Tom’s continued success was testament to his dedication and passion for his work.


“Being a St Arnaud local Tom has shown there is a clear pathway for other locals to achieve some fantastic career outcomes,” Mr Bailey said.


“Tom’s dedication and commitment to his role is indicative of what all of our employees strive to achieve.”