This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, Local Government Policy Awards. Since 2008, PHAIWA has worked to influence policy, through the promotion and implementation of public health advocacy at local, state, national and international levels. This year’s awards, held at Burswood on Swan; were proudly presented by the Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and Arts, Hon David Templeman MLA.

81 applications were submitted this year from 29 Local Governments, an outstanding achievement, particularly during Covid-19. The awards showcased the exceptional standards of policy work being conducted by our local governments, and the innovative ways in which these community initiatives are being implemented.

Children, the environment and health were clear priorities over the last 12 months, with the PHAIWA Local Government Policy Awards seen as an opportunity to recognise these sustainable projects and programs. We would like to extend our congratulations to all entries this year including;

The Overall Winner of the 2020 PHAIWA Local Government Policy Awards

City of Cockburn 

The Regional Winner of the 2020 PHAIWA Local Government Policy Awards

Shire of Laverton 

PHAIWA 10th Anniversary Local Government Policy Award Winners

Aboriginal Health

Winner: City of Mandurah

Commendable: City of Cockburn

Action on Alcohol

Winner: Shire of Manjimup

Commendable: City of Mandurah

Child Health & Development

Winner: Shire of Narrogin

Joint Commendable: Shire of Harvey & Shire of Collie

Planning Healthy Communities for Children

Winner: Shire of Kondinin

Smoke Free Environments

Winner: City of Cockburn

Shade in Public Places

Winner: City of Cockburn

Healthy Food

Winner: Shire of Laverton

Commendable: City of Kwinana

Children’s consultation

Winner: City of Kalamunda

Commendable: Shire of Gingin

Climate Change

Winner: City of Mandurah

Commendable: City of Swan

Environments Promoting Physical Activity

Winner: City of Busselton

Joint Commendable: City of Kalamunda & City of Cockburn

Young people making a difference in communities

Winner: City of Bunbury

Commendable: City of Busselton