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City of Kwinana sweeps up national and state awards

City of Kwinana sweeps up national and state awards
21 September 2023

City of Kwinana proves a strong performer at recent awards ceremonies.



Caption: Kwinana Recquatic Manager Michael Hayes, Place Leader Alyce Brewis, Healthy and Active Lifestyle Project Officer Nikita Bhavsar, and Recquatic Business Development Specialist Adam Davies.

The City of Kwinana picked up three awards in a matter of days, with the Kwinana Recquatic recognised nationally as an employer of choice; the City’s promotion of healthy lifestyles also praised nationally; and the Wellard 7 Day Makeover celebrated with an inaugural award.

The Kwinana Recquatic won the National Employer of Choice at the AUSactive National Awards on Friday, 15 September, while the City of Kwinana Healthy Lifestyle Program won the Healthy Council Award of Year and the Western Australian People’s Choice Medium Sized Business award.

The Kwinana Recquatic were also a National Finalist in the Leisure Centre of the Year Awards.

Mayor Carol Adams said the Healthy Lifestyle Program aims to increase community-based opportunities for Kwinana residents to participate in physical activity by offering free group exercise programs, such as Outdoor Fitness for over 50s, Mums Who Move, Yoga, Pilates and more.

“It is great to see the City’s Healthy Lifestyle Program recognised, as the City works hard to improve the outcomes of health, wellbeing and social connection for its residents,” Mayor Adams said.

“This is also a great achievement for the Recquatic to be recognised for all its hard work in improving employee engagement and workplace culture, which has resulted in happy customers and improved outcomes in the community,” she said.

On Monday, the City of Kwinana received the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award for the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover presented as part of the Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards.

“The Wellard 7 Day Makeover was a 12-month project with huge investment from the local Wellard community and local businesses to activate and transform The Strand,” Mayor Adams said.

“We are thrilled to have been recognised on both national and state stages in recent days,” she said.

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