Locals for Locals

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The annual Locals for Locals Awards provide an opportunity for Council and the community to recognise the outstanding contribution of hard working Hills locals and their commitment to making the Hills a safer, more inclusive and more vibrant place to live. The awards will recognise individuals, community groups and organisations for their contributions to education, arts and culture, sports and recreation, environment and sustainability, community service and local business.

Locals For Locals Awards winners announced


About the Awards


  1. Nominees must live, work or play in the Hills Shire.
  2. Nominees who have received a Hills Shire Council award between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 are ineligible for nomination in the 2018 Locals for Local Awards.
  3. Projects and achievements which occurred between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 are eligible for entry.
  4. An independent panel will select award winners. The panel’s decision will be final.
  5. Nominations must be received by 6pm Tuesday 31 July 2018.
  6. Presentation of the awards will occur on Wednesday 29 August 2018.
  7. For more information please contact The Hills Shire Council on 9843 0112 or events@thehills.nsw.gov.au




Recognising businesses that make a significant contribution to their community over and above their normal business operations. Businesses will be judged on their community focus, credibility, impact, leadership and longevity of their contribution.


Community Service

The Community Service Award recognises the outstanding dedication of an individual, community group or organisation working in the Sydney Hills to make it a stronger and more vibrant community. These community groups share a strong sense of community spirit, whether it is working together to deliver an event, project, service, or program.

Sports & Recreation

The Sports & Recreation Award recognises an individual, community group or organisation that has contributed to the betterment of sport in the community; this could be through the provision of facilities, coaching clinics, training programs and other support.


The Education Award recognises the dedication and passion of an individual, community group or organisation that has enhanced the lives of those living in the Sydney Hills through programs such as; computer literacy, teaching, mentoring and coaching.  These people are committed to providing the best possible education to children and young people across The Hills Shire.

Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Award recognises an individual, community group or organisation that delivers programs or initiatives that strengthen cultural life in the Sydney Hills and provide creative opportunities for new experiences, learning and enjoyment. Recognition is given to those individuals, groups or organisations that strive for excellence, creativity and success.

Environment & Sustainability

The Environment & Sustainability Award acknowledges an individual, community group or organisation that demonstrates their passion and dedication to improving environmental initiatives and outcomes. These groups, individuals or organisations consistently work to make the Sydney Hills an environmentally friendly and sustainable community.