Thuringowa City Council has been awarded many types of awards, and below is a small list of some.

EPA Sustainable Industries Awards – QNI Eco Active Centre 2007

RAIA award – Thuringowa Riverway 2007

Queensland Local Government Managers Australia Management Challenge, 1st in 2005,2006 and 3rd 2007

Australasian Reporting Awards 2007 – Silver recognition for excellence in


North Queensland Tidy Towns Heritage Award 2006/2007

Public Service Medal 2006

Cities for Climate Protection – achievement of 5 in 2006

Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards 2006

Queensland Library Achiever of the Year Award 2006

Gold award for excellence in Heritage Conservation 2006

NQ Tidy Town 2005/2006

Best Queensland Local Government Award for Customer Service 2005/2006

Finalist Australian Service Excellence Awards 2005/2006

Queensland Customer Service Professional of the Year 2005

Public Library of the Year 2005

Commendation Award National Awards for Local Government 2005

North Queensland Community Sun Safety Awards 2005

Cities for Climate Protection – Milestone Four Award 2005

Rotary “Pride in Workmanship” award 2004

National Trust Heritage High Commendation Award 2004

National Planning Institute of Australia Award for Town Planning Scheme


Australasian Reporting Award – Bronze award 2003/2004

Institute of internal Auditors – Award of Commendation for Annual Report


Centenary Medal 2003

Silver Award in Heritage Conservation works 2003

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects commendation award 2003.


After the passing of the ex mayor of Thurtingowa, Dan Gleeson, currant Mayor Les Tyrell dedicated the "Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens" to the memory of Dan Gleeson.

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