Do­ing it for the kids

Weekend Courier - - Front Page -

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.

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