Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today congratulated Wollongong City Council on winning a major award category at the Local Government Awards Dinner in Sydney.

Mr Ward said he was extremely pleased to see Wollongong City Council recognised for its Excellence in Risk Management.

“Wollongong City Council was recognised for its efforts to capture the community and Council benefits (strategic, operational or financial) delivered through the identification, control and mitigation of risks within a unique risk profile,” he said.

“I am very pleased that our region has been recognised at these prestigious annual Local Government Awards.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank the Lord Mayor of Wollongong Gordon Bradbery OAM and General Manager David Farmer for their steadfast leadership of Wollongong City Council,” Mr Ward concluded.