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2015 Core Values Awards

Congratulations to all the 2015 Core Values Awards winners!

On 14th October 2015 IAP2 Australasia presented 18 Awards at a Gala Dinner in Perth. Presented also were the International IAP2 Awards which saw international delegates attending and celebrating with us.

Special congratulations to the People with Disability Australia, winning both Australasia Project of the Year Award and the International Project of the Year Award. It is encouraging to see that Australasia is leading the way in embedding engagement practice.

To all our entrants a special thank you and a full listing of entrants and winners is available in the 2015 Showcase of Core Values Awards.


Organisation of the Year

IAP2 Australasia Winner: North East Water
IAP2 International Organisation of the Year Winner: St. Vrain Valley Schools, Longmont, CO USA

Research Award

IAP2 Australasia Winner: Auckland University
Project: The Ministry of Public Input

Project of the Year

IAP2 Australasia and International Winner: People with Disability Australia
Project: Alchemy: NDIS Citizens’ Jury

IAP2 Australasia Highly Commended: Logan City Council
Project: Logan Planning Scheme

Australasian Project Category


Winner: Logan City Council
Project: Logan Planning Scheme

Highly Commended: Department of Education & Communities, Public Schools NSW Division in Partnership with Straight Talk
Project: Strengthening the Future provisions of Public Secondary Education in the inner Sydney area


Winner: Sydney Water & GHD
Project: South west Growth Centre Wastewater Servicing Project

Highly Commended: Straight Talk
Project: Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Citizens’ Jury


Winner: Lake Macquarie City Council
Project: Turning opposition into collaboration

Highly Commended: Ecosystem Science Council
Project: Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan


Winner: People with Disability Australia
Project: NDIS Citizens’ Jury

Highly Commended: Hope Community Services & 361 Degrees Stakeholder Engagement Services
Project: Hope Springs Community Farm

Capacity Building

Winner: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin
Project: Creating Young Environmental Leaders
NRM’s River Murray Youth Council recognised with International Association for Public Participation Australasia award – Murray Valley Standard

Highly Commended: Healthy Together Geelong
Project: Healthy Together Geelong – Healthy Workplace Network

Smart Budget

Winner: City of Greater Geraldton
Project: Moving Forward

Emergency services

Winner: Tasmania Fire Service
Project: Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods

Encouragement Award

Recipient: Kapiti Coast District Council
Project: Kapiti Town Centres and Connectors Transformation Project

Recipient: Campbelltown City Council SA
Project: Thorndon Park Master Plan