GOLDEN WIN: Maranoa Regional Council’s Christina Tincknell, Sharon Frank and Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers with the sought-after award.
GOLDEN WIN: Maranoa Regional Council’s Christina Tincknell, Sharon Frank and Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers with the sought-after award.

Maranoa Regional Council win financial award

MARANOA Regional Council has followed up another successful year of business and financial reporting at the Australasian Reporting Awards, taking out a gold award for the first time.

Representatives from Council accepted the award for their 2014/15 Annual Report, which was judged to have “achieved overall excellence in annual reporting” among other criteria listed by the ARA.

Maranoa Regional Council was one of the many gold award winners for this year, which includes organisations like the Australian Crime Commission, the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, the Sydney Opera House and the ABC.

Last year, they won a bronze award for similar achievements.

Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers, who accepted the award alongside Christina Tincknell and Sharon Frank said the award recognises their commitment to communicating to the community effectively and demonstrating good reporting.

“Council takes our responsibility to communicate effectively to the community very seriously and it is fantastic to be recognised by the ARA at their prestigious awards!” Cr Chambers said.

“One of Council’s strategic priorities for 2014-2019 is finances, and it is encouraging to see clear and concise information about Council’s business and finances continued to be reflected in our Annual Report.”

The ARA is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages a high standard of communication when it comes to financial and business information in the form of an annual report.

Last year, Maranoa Regional Council was one of the organisations found to have “provided high-quality disclosures in several major areas...[and] addressed current legislative and regulatory requirements.”


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