Annual report success at Lonnie Awards

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Our 2022–23 annual report had double success at the IPAA Lonnie Awards with a Silver Award in our category and Margaret McAleer Special Commendation.
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DWER staff at Lonnie Awards

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s (IPAA WA) W.S. Lonnie Awards are held each year for excellence and accountability in annual reporting.

Our 2022–23 annual report claimed the Silver Award in the General Government Sector – Agencies with 101–1,000 FTEs.

In the Major Awards section, it won the Margaret McAleer Special Commendation, shared with WA Police Force. The judges said: “This award is presented at the discretion of the judging panel for an outstanding report that, in some respect, establishes a benchmark to which others should aspire.”

The judges also described our publication as: “A well-presented report, with good use of graphics, illustrations, and readily accessible information. The report is well structured and presented and provides a comprehensive report on performance. There is good use of technology, and links via QR codes to external resources such as videos, to support the report and provide access to information on the agency’s achievements.”

The annual report is a huge team effort involving all areas of the department. The recognition follows a Bronze Award for our 2021–22 report and a Gold Award for our 2020–21 report.

Read more about the W.S. Lonnie Awards.