Federal Recognition for Kempsey Shire Council
Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has presented a Federal Member’s Award to Kempsey Shire Council to recognise their successful Macleay Valley Food Bowl initiative.
Mayor Liz Campbell joined Mr Hartsuyker for the presentation to the council to mark its Excellence in Communication Award in the 2016 NSW Local Government Week Awards for its Macleay Valley Food Bowl Agribusiness initiative.
“Kempsey Shire Council is driving the renaissance of the town, with the rest of the state taking notice of the initiatives council is employing to drive business development – in this case agribusiness,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“The Macleay Valley Food Bowl Initiative provides agribusiness with news, information and contacts to help drive development, investment and collaboration between the Valley’s producers.
“I join Mayor Liz Campbell in congratulating Economic Sustainability Manager Susannah Smith and her team for their continuing success in developing effective ways to grow business and communicating it to the business community and consumers,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
The Local Government NSW Awards are highly competitive and judged by leading experts in the communications field, the awards aim to recognise and encourage greater understanding and communication by councils in their local communities.
The Macleay Valley Food Bowl project is managed by Council’s Economic Sustainability Unit, which won the same local government award for its Discover Something New Destination Marketing Campaign in 2014.
Federal Members’ Awards recognise excellence and community service in electorates across Australia.