Member for Tweed Geoff Provest is encouraging the local community to celebrate the contributions of inspirational women by making a nomination for the 2021 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.

Mr Provest said the 14th annual awards are a chance to recognise female councillors and staff at Tweed Shire Council who make invaluable contributions to improve our daily lives.

“There are many women playing a vital role in making our local council and community stronger through their hard work and bold ideas,” he said.

“This has been particularly evident during the challenges we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic during which we have seen our local council working hard to help our local community respond and recover.

“I urge local residents and businesses to nominate an outstanding woman working hard for our local council and community.”

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the awards were a valuable part of the NSW Government’s efforts to encourage more women to consider a rewarding career in local government.

“Women make up less than a third of all NSW councillors and that’s why we are committed to increasing female representation so local councils across the State are more reflective of the communities they serve,” Mrs Hancock said. For information on the award categories and to make a nomination, visit  Nominations close next week on April 30