Premier’s Awards 2013 ceremony

7 November 2013

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were presented in a twilight ceremony on Wednesday 6 November 2013 in the Premier’s Cabinet Rooms.

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

This year’s field was extremely competitive with 71 applications being received.  All finalists demonstrated the qualities of good leadership – inspiration, creativity, innovation, collaboration and commitment to delivering quality services to the Western Australian community.

Congratulations to the Department of Education for winning this year’s overall 2013 Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management for its Independent Public Schools, leading education reform and innovation in Western Australia.

The seven category winners were also presented with their certificates along with the thirteen other finalists. 

The categories seek to reflect the goals and aims of the Government:

Developing the economy
Winner ScreenWest, Reliance Consulting and Pozible for 3 to 1 Crowdfunding initiative
Main Roads Western Australia, Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia, Western Australia Police, and Horizon Power for The OSOM Unit, Establishing a one stop shop for the over size over mass transport industry
Department of Housing for The opening doors shared home ownership scheme
Improving government
Winner Department of Education for Independent Public Schools, leading education reform and innovation in Western Australia
Department of Finance for Government office accommodation, master planning phase one
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for City Square ideas, online engagement tool
Improving Aboriginal outcomes
Winner Department of Housing for The East Kimberley development package transitional housing program
C. Y. O'Connor Institute for Aboriginal leadership
Department of Transport for Remote Licensing, outreach service delivery
Managing the environment
Winner Department of Transport, Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Health, Shire of Esperance, Chemistry Centre, and Esperance Community for Esperance clean up and recovery project
Department of Health and Department of Treasury for Fiona Stanley Hospital, setting new standards in conservation and environmental management
Department of Water for The Denmark River, from salty to drinkable
Revitalising the regions
Winner LandCorp, Pilbara Development Commission, and Department of Regional Development and Lands for Pilbara cities
Department of Health for WA Country Health Service, Goldfields regional renal service
Strengthening families and communities
Winner State Library of Western Australia, RIO Tinto, WA Local Government Association, and Public Libraries WA Inc for Better Beginnings family literacy program, an initiative of the State Library of Western Australia
Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA, Anglicare WA, Centrecare, Community Legal Centres Association of WA, Family Court, Family Law Practioners Association of WA, Relationships Australia (WA), and WA Family Pathways Network for When Separating, family law and roads to resolution
Western Australia Police and Department of Corrective Services for Juvenile clean-up program
Western Australia in Asia
Winner Department of Training and Workforce Development, Central Institute of Technology, Challenger Institute of Technology, Polytechnic Western Australia, and West Coast Institute for Five star quality: Western Australian training and Asia
Western Australian Tourism Commission for Chasing the Dragon - Tourism Western Australia’s Direction in China
Department of Agriculture and Food for DAFWA in Asia

Details of the finalist and winner projects are available at on the Premier's Awards section on the website

Page last updated 7 November 2013