Heart prize for City’s cycle plan
The City of Albany claimed the 2017 WA Heart Foundation local government award at the Environmental Health Association conference in Perth last Friday.
Albany was named as the winner in the 10,000-50,000 population category.
City acting executive manager community services Samantha Stevens said it was a fantastic achievement.
“Our submission demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in promoting the health and wellbeing of the Albany community via two key projects — Healthy Albany and the Cycle City Strategy,” she said.
“We have worked incredibly hard to promote and engage the community to cycle for transport, recreation, tourism and health by providing opportunities and amenities conducive to the enjoyment of cycling.”
Heart Foundation WA chief executive Maurice Swanson highlighted the importance of the award.
“Local governments play a pivotal role in introducing structural change, implementing policies and creating supportive environments which allow people to be physically active, reduce smoking and improve their nutrition,” Mr Swanson said.