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The Jim Hullick Award

State and local government in South Australia have a long history of collaboration. Significant developments included the establishment of the Local Government Finance Authority and the legislative backing for the LGA Workers Compensation Scheme and the LGA Mutual Liability Scheme in the 1980s.

The LGA has a number of policies which support and seek collaborative approaches with other Governments on issues where it will benefit South Australians.

Partnerships involve two parties and the LGA has decided to create this award to acknowledge those public sector employees from State and Commonwealth Government who demonstrate a true partnership approach in working with councils, treat the local government sector with respect and go the extra mile in engaging with councils for the benefit of communities. It is expected that nominees will have worked with a number of councils across the sector or within a region.

The Award is promoted and presented annually. It has been named to recognise the partnership work of Jim Hullick, who served as CEO of the LGA from 1975 to 1996.


Nominations will be accepted from councils, Regional LGAs or from SAROC or GAROC for State or Commonwealth public servants who have worked with councils in the previous 12 months.

Why you should be nominated

The judging panel will be looking for the following qualities and attributes in assessing award applications:

  • Mutual respect and a commitment to
    co-operative and productive work on issues of mutual importance.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve better outcomes for SA Communities.
  • Regular and effective communication, consultation and negotiation on the formulation and implementation of key policies and projects affecting local government.

As such, nominees will be expected to have:

  • influenced positive outcomes on issues of mutual importance to State and local government;
  • benefitted a number of communities across South Australia or within a region;
  • gone ‘above and beyond’ in their approach to engaging or negotiating with local government.

Nominations for the 2019 Jim Hullick Award are now open. For a copy of the criteria and nomination form please click here.

Nominations are to be emailed to by COB 20 September 2019.


Past winners


  • Michelle Brown, Department of State Development


  • Ronnie Faggotter, Director of the State Recovery Office
  • Geoff Strempel, Associate Director Public Library Services


  • Leeanne Redpath, Senior Electoral Officer, ECSA


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