Premier’s Awards 2014 ceremony

11 November 2014

On Wednesday 5 November, the 2014 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were presented in a twilight ceremony in the Premier’s Cabinet Rooms at Hale House.

The Premier’s Awards were established in 1996, and recognise exceptional performance and outstanding service delivery to the community.

Fifty entries were received this year from state and local government agencies across metropolitan and regional areas.

The Department of Housing was awarded the overall 2014 Premier’s Award for its Shared Equity EOI Program. This program provides people living in WA on low incomes with the opportunity to purchase a home. This is achieved by sharing up to 30 per cent of a property’s purchase price with the Department of Housing and borrowing the rest through the SharedStart loan from Keystart Home Loans, on a two per cent deposit. The loan scheme was directly linked to a major construction project to maximise and capitalise on partnerships with industry. This initiative is self-funded with no cash cost to government.

Seven category winners were also presented with their certificates along with 10 other finalists. The categories seek to reflect the goals and aims of the Government.

Developing the economy
  • Department of Housing

    Shared Equity EOI program
  • Department of Fisheries

    From crisis to abundance—transforming the management of the western rock lobster fishery
  • Department of Mines and Petroleum

    The mining rehabilitation fund
Improving Aboriginal outcomes
  • City of Stirling in partnership with the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group

    Aboriginal cultural tours—cultural orientation tours and Mooro Country tours
  • Department of Health in partnership with Health Workforce Australia, Department of Training and Workforce Development, University of Notre Dame Broome, Marr Mooditj, Aboriginal Health Council of WA, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc and Bega Garnbirringu Health Service

    The Aboriginal health worker up-skilling project
  • Department of Housing

    Kalgoorlie Indigenous visitors accommodation project
Improving government
  • WA Country Health Service

    The emergency telehealth service
  • City of Karratha

    City of Karratha and Rio Tinto community wellbeing partnership
  • Department of Transport

    Strategic expansion of alternative service delivery channels to provide customer convenience and choice
Managing the environment
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife in partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Kimberley Land Council

    Protecting the nature of the Kimberley
  • Department of Fisheries

    Send us your (fish) skeletons
  • Main Roads Western Australia in partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife

    Fitzgerald River National Park improvement project
Revitalising the regions
  • Landgate in partnership with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the University of Western Australia

  • City of Karratha

    Karratha Leisureplex
Strengthening families and communities
Joint winners
  • Shire of Kulin

    Camp Kulin
  • Department of Sport and Recreation

    KidSport—making it possible for WA children to participate in sport and recreation
  • Central Institute of Technology in partnership with the Department of Health and Curtin University

    Roaming education and community health

Details of the winning projects and finalists are available on the Public Sector Commission’s website.

Page last updated 11 November 2014