Public Sector Leadership Award

This award recognises an outstanding public sector organisation that has successfully integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into planning, operations, product and/or service delivery.

Open to public sector organisations. This includes NSW local councils, educational bodies, health care bodies, police and prison services and state or federal government bodies and their departments whose work was developed and managed from NSW.

Meet your winner

Sydney Metro (TfNSW): Sydney Metro Delivery Office

Winner: Sydney Metro

The Sydney Metro Delivery Office (SMDO), an arm of Transport for NSW, is responsible for delivering the $20-billion Sydney Metro train line. It is leading the drive for environmental and socio-economic sustainability, not only within the public sector, but within the industry in general. SMDO has driven sustainability innovation throughout the supply chain. Its achievements set a new bar for best practice in delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects.

Judges' comment: 'Establishing a high bar for best practice civil engineering projects.'

Meet your finalists

Bathurst Regional Council: Striving For Sustainability

Finalist: Bathurst Regional Council

Covering one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant local government areas in NSW, Bathurst Regional Council is responsible for more than 40,000 residents and over 400 staff. The LGA contains some of the most significant agricultural land in the state, as well as areas of outstanding biodiversity. Environmental sustainability is at the heart of the Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan.

University of Technology, Sydney: UTS Think.Green.Do

Finalist: UTS Think.Green.Do

Over the past ten years the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has emerged as a sustainability leader in the tertiary education sector. It has embedded sustainability into its strategic plans and policies as an organisational value and key research theme. It is one of the few Australian universities to publicly commit to a greenhouse gas emission reduction target. Since 2014, three major buildings have achieved 5-star or 6-star design ratings.

Page last updated: 07 February 2017