Over 80 Local Government representatives across WA attended the 2017 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government awards on Friday 8th December to celebrate the awarding of the category winners and commendation certificates.
A total of 14 category winners and 15 commendable awards were presented by WALGA deputy President Mayor Tracey Roberts and Commissioner for Children and Young People, Colin Pettit.
Ebony, Jorden and Tiffany from the City of Kwinana, spoke proudly of their involvement with the Youth Advisory Council, how they feel their views are valued and how they have contributed positively to their community.
The Shire of Collie received the Regional award, accepted by Cr Sarah Stanley, which recognised the Shire’s excellence in implementing policy influenced by consultation with children from the community. They won the early Literacy category for their ‘Little Library’ program where young people can access the ‘take a book, return a book’ free book exchange. They also received a commendation in the Planning Healthy Communities for Children for their redevelopment of the Collie CBD including the vibrant Central Park.
The Best in WA was awarded to The City of Wanneroo who also excelled in the Child Health and Development, Climate Change, Healthy and Safe Food, Injury Prevention, Nature Play and Shade in Public Places categories.
The City was recognised in the Nature Play category for their support of the ‘Cubby Town’ event at Yanchep National Park. This event encouraged children and families to participate in risk and resilient play, building cubbies and forts, making mud pies, creating nature crafts and testing their abilities on the rock climbing wall and high ropes course.
The 2017 Showcase report will be released in the New Year highlighting all the great projects submitted this year. Congratulations to all the local governments who participated and won individual commendation and category awards.
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