QUEENSLAND

Queensland Community Achievement Awards

Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award
The Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award acknowledges those individuals making a significant contribution at a local level in Queensland. There are many selfless people who, through their actions, have positively impacted the lives of others and their community.
The Community Hero Award acknowledges those everyday people doing extraordinary things within their local communities. Community heroes may be involved in (but not restricted to) art, health, business, sports, volunteering, the environment, aged care, or education. They may have displayed courage in overcoming a personal adversity or demonstrated leadership in trying times. 
  • Describe who is being nominated, and indicate if it is a group or individual.
  • Describe your contribution, event, project or activity 
  • What is the impact of your contribution? Who is impacted?
  • Is your contribution paid or voluntary? How many hours per week is involved?
  • Discuss any barriers you faced and how they have been overcome; if relevant
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award
The Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award recognises groups that make a significant contribution to their community.
These community groups share a strong sense of team spirit, and play a vital role in enhancing the social, economic, commercial and environmental prosperity of their region. Whether it be working together on an event, restoration project, providing a service or program, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups, as their efforts help to make our communities stronger and more vibrant.
Open to any community group or not-for-profit organisation.
  • Describe the project, group, program, community event or initiative
  • How long has the group, project or program been running, and who benefits? - demonstrate benefits to the community
  • How many people involved in the group
  • What is the source of funding (if applicable) 
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.

Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award
Australian agricultural production and supply chain management has a long history of innovation to maximise efficiency, develop new products, and open new market opportunities, despite the challenges of climate, soil types and location. Nominees for the Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award will showcase this spirit of innovation through their application of technology or process improvement to demonstrably enhance production and increase efficiency, maximising returns along the value chain, particularly where that value flows back to the primary producer.
  • Describe the achievements/contribution to your community (farming, agricultural or wider community). Outline your impact and who benefits.
  • Outline key innovations, creativity and resourcefulness in your activities.
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • Provide examples of innovations – detail any planning, management or training that was undertaken to achieve these.
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made.
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
With an ageing population, aged care facilities and the services they provide are an important part of the lives of an ever increasing number of people. The Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award recognises and acknowledges businesses, organisations and not for profits who have a strong focus on staff engagement, safety and well being, training and providing staff with higher education learning opportunities and development. The Award will also recognise the provision of quality services for clients, patients and residents. 
The Award acknowledges aged care facilities, organisations, not for profits and businesses making a positive difference in the industry in Queensland.
  • Provide background on the aged care facility, organisation, not for profit or business and its purpose. Include details how the business/organisation is structured and number of employees.
  • Describe what makes you an excellent employer: e.g. flexible working conditions, staff training, etc.
  • Outline how you have contributed to the overall wellbeing of your employees/staff—financial, mental and physical.
  • Is the business/organisation involved in the wider community?
  • Outline barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome within the aged care sector
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement Award
Located in Brisbane’s West the Pullenvale Ward is one quarter of the geographical size of Brisbane covering an area totalling 318km2. The Ward is a diverse and unique blend of rural, residential, bushland areas with wide spread countryside’s and much more. The Pullenvale Ward is looking to recognise high achievers, innovative thinkers and leaders living and working in the Pullenvale Ward; which comprises the suburbs of Anstead, Banks Creek, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, England Creek, Karana Downs, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Kholo, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Mt Coot-tha, Mt Crosby, Pinjarra Hills, Pullenvale, Upper Brookfield and parts of Chuwar and Chapel Hill areas. The Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement Award will pay tribute to the nominee’s achievements and contribution to the community, welcoming nominations for individual residents, business owners or community and not-for-profit organisations based in the Pullenvale Ward. The Award will also acknowledge excellence and leadership in their chosen profession or field of endeavour. 
  • Nominees must be individual residents, business owners or community and not-for-profit organisations based in Pullenvale Ward. Please state which suburb of Pullenvale Ward you are from. 
  • Nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by another party. 
  • Describe the nominee’s achievements and/or initiatives contributed to the Pullenvale Ward community. 
  • Who and how many have benefited from the nominee’s contribution. 
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome (if any). 
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Queensland Government Small Business Achievement Award
Small businesses make an essential contribution to Queensland, creating jobs and sustainable communities that contribute to regional prosperity and a stronger economy. Small business demands passion, dedication and lots of hard work behind the scenes — it is a dynamic sector where those with an entrepreneurial spirit can pursue their dreams. The Queensland Government Small Business Achievement Award acknowledges and highlights the success and achievements of these businesses and their leaders.
  • Brief background and history of the business
  • Description of products and/or services provided
  • Number of employees (note: must have fewer than 20 employees to be eligible for this award category)
  • Involvement with wider industry groups, networks or associations
  • Examples of recent business achievements or performance success
  • Community involvement and contribution
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
Businesses and organisations spend a great deal of time and money trying to win and retain customers. The highly demanding discipline of customer service is arguably the critical success factor for many organisations and businesses. 
The Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award will recognise individuals that provide customer service excellence, best practice and innovative thinking in customer service. It may also be someone who is implementing customer service strategies which are integral to business success. The individuals will have a positive impact on their organisation and demonstrate dedication to product knowledge and commitment to the customer.
  • Brief background of the business/organisation and individual’s position. Is the position full time, part-time or voluntary?
  • Examples of customer service excellence, initiatives and strategies implemented. Any metrics that could be used to demonstrate customer service excellence, eg. increase in customer satisfaction or customer retention, decrease in customer complaints etc.
  • Training and development undertaken
  • How has the individual made an impact on the business or organisation?
  • Individual’s involvement with wider community or industry groups, if applicable
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Synaco Safety Award
Synaco is a global workforce solutions team, inspiring people to live a passionate, purposeful working life and matching outstanding talent with great employers. Synaco recognises their mutual responsibilities with employees and clients, forming partnerships to ensure the safety of all parties.

Living and breathing a commitment to safety, Synaco acknowledges and celebrates outstanding safety initiatives through the Synaco Safety Award.

The Synaco Safety Award is open to any organisation or project in Queensland, demonstrating a clear focus on safety and will recognise innovative and tailored approaches to the safety and wellbeing of employees, clients, participants and members of the community. Whether it’s addressing training, culture, process or a wholistic approach, Synaco aims to encourage and recognise those committed to safety in their workplace and throughout the community.
  • Provide a brief background of the organisation or project, outlining the commitment to safety and details of safety initiatives.
  • Outline who is benefitting from the initiative.
  • What are the short and long term goals of the safety initiative/s and has there been any measurable outcomes?
  • Provide details of any challenges and/or obstacles that you have had to overcome and how this has been achieved.
  • What methods or approach has the nominee taken to engage their own workforce in the promotion of safety in the workplace?
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made.
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.