Local Government Award

The Local Government Award is an annual award that recognises the Queensland Local Government that demonstrates outstanding community service through delivery of an individual program or service.

The winner is determined by the QPLA Executive Board based on how well the applicant’s submission addresses the criteria.  The winner is announced annually at either the QPLA Conference or Professional Development Intensive.

Award winners will receive the following prizes for their Library service. 

             Gold Award             $1000

             Silver Award            $  750

           Bronze Award         $  500

2022 LG Awards

To apply and for further information, download the LGA Award Submission Form 2022.

2021 LG Award Winners

To recognise the high calibre of submissions for the LG Award, in 2021 the QPLA Board elected to allocate three prizes. Congratulations to this years’ recipients

We congratulate all nominees for the high calibre of submissions.

Local GovernmentProject Name
GOLD : Western Downs Regional LibrariesWords Out West Readers & Writers Festival
SILVER: Ipswich LibrariesIpswich Children’s Library
BRONZE: Noosa Shire LibrariesNoosa Seed Library

2021 LG Award Nominees

Local GovernmentProject Name
Paroo Shire CouncilBringing Cunnamulla Library into the future
Whitsunday Regional CouncilEarly Literacy is Everybody’s Business program
Western Downs Regional LibrariesWords Out West Readers & Writers Festival
Scenic Rim Regional CouncilYugambeh Indigenous Story Book Project
Bundaberg Regional LibraryThe Reading Hunt Gin Gin
Noosa Shire LibrariesNoosa Seed Library
Central Highlands Regional LibrariesPrint and Collect
Ipswich LibrariesIpswich Children’s Library Catalogue & Interface
Ipswich LibrariesIpswich Children’s Library

2020 LG Award Winner:  Moreton Bay Region Libraries

Congratulations to this year’s recipient :  Pop Up Space in the Library celebrating PLAY in Moreton Bay Region Libraries.

Well done to all nominees for the high calibre of submissions in 2020 – keep up the great work!

2020 LG Award Nominees:

Local Government Awards submissions 2020

Local GovernmentProject Name
Paroo Shire CouncilStorytime at Cunnamulla Library
Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Pop-Up Library
Moreton Bay Region LibrariesPUPS in the Library
Flinders Regional CouncilStage 1 – FSPL Outreach
Bundaberg Regional LibraryLibrary Digitisation Project
Lockyer Valley LibrariesLockyer Valley Story Path
Rockhampton LibrariesRockhampton Staff Capacity
Ipswich LibrariesDive into Books: Kids Alive
Ipswich LibrariesKaralee Pod
Ipswich LibrariesBuilding Better Libraries