The Local Government Information Technology SA (LGITSA) Awards have been developed to promote and reward excellence in Information Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM) across the Local Government sector in South Australia. Through this recognition it is envisaged that the overall perceived professionalism of the sector will improve, resulting in increased pride by all Local Government participants whose valuable contribution to IT and IM often goes unnoticed.

The awards, and the associated stories underpinning them, will also be used as a promotional opportunity to the wider South Australian, and potentially Australian, technology, government and corporate sectors. All awards are presented at the annual awards Gala Dinner as part of the LGITSA October Conference.

2021 Award Nominations Open!

Nominations for the 2021 LGITSA Awards are now open. The awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner as part of the LGITSA Conference on Thursday 21 October 2021. The 2021 categories are listed below and all further information is provided in the Nominations Booklet. Nominate by Friday 20 August 2021.

Nominations Booklet – LGITSA Awards 2021
Nomination Form

To assist with the applications process, you may want to use the data collection forms below so that you can populate information ready to transfer over to your nomination form/s when you are ready.

Data Collection Form for 2021 LGITSA Awards
Data Collection Form for 2021 LGITSA Awards – Young Achiever


The overall aims of the LGITSA Awards Program are to:

  • Recognise and reward excellence in IT and IM across the State.
  • Create an aspirational goal leading to the elevation of standards and quality of IT and IM services across Local Government in South Australia.
  • Create awareness across the sector, State and community of the level of expertise and excellence in Local Government in IT and IM.

Benefits of Nominating

There are many benefits of nominating. These include:

  • Recognition of Information Technology and Information Management excellence
  • Promotion of a team, Council and/or sector
  • Reflection on, and celebration of achievements
  • Career enhancement

2021 Award Categories

2020 Award Results

Congratulations to our award winners and highly commended nominations!

LGITSA Award Results 2020

Excellence in Information Management
City of Burnside: New Business Classification Scheme
Excellence in Community Experience
City of Salisbury: Transforming the Community Experience
Excellence in IT Service Delivery
City of Charles Sturt: Cirrus Cloud Project
Excellence in Employee Experience
Cities of Charles Sturt, Marion and Port Adelaide Enfield: Collaborative Service Desk Replacement Project
High Commendation:
City of West Torrens: City Operations & City Property Digitisation
Team of the Year (IT/IM) – COVID 19 Response
City of Burnside: Project Sasquatch – COVID-19 Tactical Response
High Commendation:
The Barossa Council: WFH Response
High Commendation:
City of West Torrens: COVID-19 Response
Young Achiever of the Year
City of Burnside: Jessica Simpson
South Australian Achievement of the Year
Cities of Charles Sturt, Marion and Port Adelaide Enfield: Collaborative Service Desk Replacement Project

2020 Award Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2019 finalists! To view a snapshot of each of the finalist nominations, please download the booklet below.


“The Cities of Charles Sturt, Marion, and Port Adelaide Enfield enjoyed reflecting on their collaborative Service Desk project when submitting a LGITSA Awards nomination for 2020 in the category of Excellence in Employee Experience. The collaborative project team were excited to be shortlisted and have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements together at the gala Awards night. During the team’s first collaborative ICT project, positive and strong relationships had been forged which the LGITSA awards process further strengthened.”

“Adelaide Hills Council was delighted to participate in the LGITSA Awards program in 2017, and even more delighted to have been the recipient of the Information Management Excellence – Rural Award. The opportunity and the process ensured that we appropriately reflected on the project and the outcomes which might otherwise not have been acknowledged in the same way. Simple projects are often assumed to be business as usual however taking the time to reflect on it through the LGITSA Awards program reminded us of the great benefit of even the most simple projects. Completion of projects are often not celebrated so we appreciated the opportunity to participate and celebrate this simple but important project with the team involved.”
Natalie Westover, Manager Property Services, Adelaide Hills Council

“The 2017 Awards clearly identified that there are many people across our sector delivering high quality technology and information innovation to our Councils and communities. It was an honour for everyone in our team to win an award. It was a great way to finish off a tough and challenging year. It also helped to build cultural bonds across the business because the initiatives are based on our workforce embracing technology and change.”
Chris James, Manager Information Services, City of West Torrens