SOLGM GHD Local Government Excellence Awards 2012
The entries for the SOLGM GHD Local Government Excellence Awards are judged by a panel of five individuals with knowledge and experience of local government plus a specialist judge for each category.
Entries will be judged in accordance with the general criteria that apply to all categories which has total possible points of 75, as well as category specific criteria which has total possible points of 20 and 5 points for judges' overall impression of entry. Entry that scored the highest number of points in each category will be named as the winner for that category.
In selecting the GHD Supreme Award, the judges will select a winner from the four category winners based on the Supreme Award judging criteria.
Entries for all four award categories will be judged on how well they demonstrate the following:
|20 points||One or more aspects of innovation and originality|
|15 points||Evidence of successful results|
|10 points||Effective relationship management and communication with stakeholders|
|10 points||Rationale and proposed benefits of the project|
|5 points||Linkage of the project to Council's strategic direction as set out in the LTP or other strategic documents|
|5 points||Effective project planning that has clear scope, timeframes, resources and governance|
|5 points||Effective and appropriate use of project management techniques throughout the execution of the project|
|5 points||Appropriate evaluation framework to measure expected results against actual outcomes|
|75 points||General Criteria (Total Possible Points)|
|5 points||Overall judges' impression/ the 'wow' factor|
|20 points||Category Specific Criteria (Total Possible Points)|
|100 points||TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS|
GHD Supreme Award
The four category award winning entries will be judged for the GHD Supreme Award according to whether they:
- represent a significant example of innovation and excellence
- are time in their focus on a significant issue or challenge facing the local government sector
- can be adapted to and used by other city, district or regional councils, or their CCOs.
Category Specific Criteria
Council- Community Relationship Category
In addition to the 75 for general criteria and 5 points for overall impression, projects entered in the Council-Community Relationship Category will be judged on:
10 points - evidence of ongoing positive impact on council-community relationships
10 points - evidence that perception of positive impacts on relationship is shared by relevant community (not just council's perception)
Building Organisational Capability
In addition to the 75 for general criteria and 5 points for overall impression, projects entered in the Building Organisational Capability Category will be judged on:
20 points - evidence of a significant and ongoing impact on the capability of the council organisation (or relevant area of council).
Joined-Up Local Government
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In addition to the 75 for general criteria and 5 points for overall impression, projects entered in the Joined Up Local Government Category will be judged on:
10 points - evidence of the benefits to the council and its community of taking a joined up approach
10 points - evidence of buy in, benefits and ongoing commitment from the other parties involved.
Better Local Services for Less
In addition to the 75 for general criteria and 5 points for overall impression, projects entered in the Better Local Services for Less Category will be judged on:
5 points - evidence that the project or process was focused on delivering improved value for money for the community
5 points - evidence that the project or process represented or lead to a change from 'business as usual'
10 points - evidence that the project has resulted in improved efficiency of service delivery