The City of Subiaco has taken out third place in an international local government leadership competition recently.
The City’s Australasian Management Challenge team earned the top honour in the state competition in May, winning them a place to contest the international competition held in Darwin on Wednesday 31 July.
The Australasian Management Challenge is a simulation-based, team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes.
During the one-day international competition, the team faced challenging scenarios that a CEO or Director of a local government organisation would be expected to respond to. The simulations required skills in debating, decision making, communication, leadership and performing under pressure.
City of Subiaco Chief Executive Officer, Rochelle Lavery said the challenge was a good team building exercise and a great way for staff to develop their management and leadership skills.
“They are a strong team of future leaders from varied disciplines, who pulled together and really grew.
“They learned so much from the process, and that’s so valuable for the City as the skills and knowledge they’ve gained will help us serve our community better,” Ms Lavery said.
One hundred and seventeen teams from across Australia and New Zealand entered this year’s competition and Onkaparinga from South Australia won the international title, with Cairns Regional Council (Queensland) coming in second and City of Subiaco in third place.
Mayor Penny Taylor said the results showed how well the City was ranked in its abilities.
“Their international bronze award demonstrates how Western Australia is innovative and adaptive, and how Subiaco is leading the way in many areas of local government,” Mayor Taylor said.
The City of Subiaco recently celebrated another achievement by administration staff when its Manager of Planning Services was awarded 2019 Planner of the Year by the Local Government Planners Association.