Victoria’s Public Sector leaders recognised for extraordinary efforts in 2020

20 Apr 2021

The tremendous efforts of the state’s public sector teams and organisations during 2020 have been recognised at IPAA Victoria’s annual Leadership in the Public Sector Awards Ceremony in Melbourne.

The awards, held in-person at ZINC at Federation Square and streamed online, took on extra significance as they rewarded the work undertaken by all levels of government, and their related service organisations, during the immense challenges of 2020 including the devastating bushfires at the start of the year and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.Finalists came from 16 different departments and organisations with award winners covering a wide range of public sector projects, including family violence reform, bushfire recovery, a clean-energy focused pilot program and new technology aimed at improving patient mental health support for Ambulance Victoria paramedics.IPAA Victoria Acting Chief Executive Officer, Karina Posanzini congratulated the eight category winners and praised the level of leadership displayed in often very difficult circumstances.“It has been fantastic to be able to come together in person to recognise the incredible achievements across the Victorian public sector during 2020, and the fact we are able to be together is an achievement that can be attributed to a lot of the work undertaken by the people here tonight,” Ms Posanzini said.“The Leadership in the Public Sector Awards honours the energy, expertise, and dedication of teams and organisations working in, and with, the Victorian public purpose sector.“This year’s theme is The Everyday. The Extraordinary, as we believe that what the public purpose sector does every day is extraordinary and never more so than throughout 2020.“I congratulate all the award winners and finalists and hope the work they have been recognised for benefits Victorians for years to come.”2021 Leadership in the Public Sector Award Winners:Category: Advancing Aboriginal Self-Determination Award Winner: Bushfire Recovery Victoria Project: Aboriginal Culture and Healing Recovery ProgramCategory: Communication Excellence Award Winner: Department of Premier and Cabinet Project: Family Violence Reform Rolling Action Plan 2020-2023 Category: Emergency Management Award Winner: Department of Health and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Project: Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2Category: Evidence-Based Policy Award Winner: Department of Education and Training Project: Supporting Student Cohorts Affected by Family Violence InitiativeCategory: Human-Centred Service Delivery Award Winner: Ambulance Victoria Project: TelePROMPT: a Telehealth Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic TeamCategory: Innovative Regulation Award Winner: Solar Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Project: Solar Homes Assurance FrameworkCategory: Leading Employer Award Winner: State Revenue Office Victoria Project: State Revenue Office Victoria Leading EmployerCategory: Sustainable Communities and Environments Award Winner: Sustainability Victoria Project: Community Power Hubs Pilot Program

Full details of the submissions from award winners and finalists can be found here.

You can view all the photos from the night here.

IPAA Victoria would like to thank its event partner, the Victorian Public Sector Commission along with its other partners for their support of this year’s awards.

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