City of Melville wins Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation’s top award

City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox, Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey and WA
Governor Kerry Sanderson.
City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox, Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey and WA Governor Kerry Sanderson.

THE City of Melville has become just the third organisation ever to secure the Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation’s top gong.

The local council picked up the Excellence Prize Award at a ceremony at Government House, joining Kodak and Honeywell as the only winners of the award in its 30-year history.

The City was judged against the Australian Business Excellence Framework, which considers markers including leadership and innovation, strategy and planning process, business results, and customer and market focus.

Melville acting chief executive Christine Young said the win was the result of a rigorous external assessment undertaken over six months by an international evaluation team.

“This prize is ultimately a reflection of outstanding work undertaken by individuals across all areas of the organisation and I extend my congratulations to everyone on this exceptional achievement,” she said.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said all City staff should be proud.

“The City of Melville has been recognised as the nation’s leading organisation for business excellence in 2017, which is an incredible achievement and a reflection of the sum of many great people working together to ensure our City is great for our community,” he said.

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