Doing it for the kids
THE City of Kwinana shone at the Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy awards, winning in three categories.
It was awarded in the Aboriginal Child Health, Smoke Free Environments and Injury Prevention categories.
The awards recognise the achievements of local governments in prioritising the environment and improving children’s health and wellbeing.
The City won in Aboriginal Child Health for its work with the Kwinana Adventure Park consultation process that encouraged local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to create sculptural seating using old growth timber logs.
City staff also worked with local school children to inform them of the dangers of smoking and implemented ‘no smoking zone’ signage around local schools.
The City’s engineering and community services departments took out the Injury Prevention category for its access and inclusion policies, as well as the creation of a pedestrian crossing at Chisham Square and slowing of Gilmore Avenue.
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 would learn and grow.
“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,” she said.
“Congratulations to all staff involved.
“Your achievements and contributions have been recognised by the City and we wish you all the very best for your future projects.”
Community development recreation officer Hannah Gray, healthy lifestyles co-ordinator Rick Wolters and arts and culture community development officer Arif Satar.