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18 December 2017
The City of Kwinana has shone at the Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards, held on Thursday 7 December, winning three categories – Aboriginal Child Health, Smoke Free Environments and Injury Prevention.
The awards are Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) initiative supported by Healthway, WALGA, The Commissioner for Young People and The Cancer Council WA. The awards recognise the achievements of Local Governments in prioritising the environment we live in to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.
The City received top honours in Aboriginal Child Health for work undertaken with the Kwinana Adventure Park consultation that encouraged local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to create sculptural seating using old growth timber logs.
Kwinana Council staff also worked with our local school children to inform them of the dangers of smoking and implemented ‘no smoking zone’ signage around the schools and school events.
The City’s engineering and Community Services departments took out the Injury Prevention category for their access and inclusion policies as well as the implementation of a pedestrian crossing at Chisham square, and slowing of Gilmore Avenue.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City was proud to have such high calibre staff working with the local community to better the environment in which children will learn and grow. Their commitment and passion is highly commended.
“The award ceremony gave us all an opportunity to recognise, honour and praise the accomplishments of those who make a difference in our local community”, said Mayor Adams.
“Congratulations to all staff involved on their well deserved awards. Your achievements and contributions have been fittingly recognised by the City and we wish you all the very best for your future projects.”
The awards were accepted on behalf of the City of Kwinana by Alyce Atkinson, Club Development Officer.