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IPAA Victoria’s Leadership in the Public Sector Awards winners interviews

9 Oct 2023

IPAA Victoria’s Leadership in the Public Sector Awards celebrates exceptional projects and initiatives across Victoria. To celebrate this year’s winners, a series of short interviews were filmed at the awards ceremony putting the spotlight on the unsung work that drives innovation, inspiration and impact in the sector and in the community.  

IPAA Victoria’s Leadership in the Public Sector Awards honour the excellence and innovation of teams and organisations of all three levels of government in Victoria – Commonwealth, State and Local. This year’s winners represent a broad cross-section of work delivered by teams and organisations who put innovation, inspiration and impact at the forefront of their projects and initiatives.

At this year’s ceremony on 22 June 2023, IPAA Victoria spoke to representatives of each of the award winners. Each short video celebrates the exemplary project or initiative, how it benefits the public sector and the Victorian community, and what it means to be a recipient of the award. The videos close with a personal thank you to the many, many people who contributed to make the project or initiative a reality.   

Communications and Engagement Excellence Award

Aboriginal and CALD Engagement Team, Small Business Victoria, Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Evidence-based Policy Award

Goulburn to Murray Rivers Trade and Operating Review, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Citizen-Centred Service Design Award

MCV Service Centre, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Better Outcomes Through Regulation Award

Combating Scams Teams, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Leading Employer Award

Cenitex Employee Experience uplift, Cenitex

Governance and Integrity Award

Independent probity assurance of government agency land transactions, Land Use Victoria

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Award

Geelong regional climate adaptation partnership, Barwon Water, Barwon Health, G21 Councils, Port of Geelong

Emergency Management Award

Caring for Customers in Extreme Events: Coliban Water’s 2022 Flood Response, Coliban Water

Implementing Aboriginal Self-Determination Award

Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan 2020–23, Department of Transport and Planning

People’s Choice Award

Transforming inclusion for Victorian Public Sector, Victorian Public Sector (VPS) Women of Colour Network (WoCN)