City of Cockburn wins awards for its work with children


WALGA vice president Tracey Roberts, left, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, City of Cockburn children’s development officer Joan de Castro, City of Cockburn family and community development manager Barbara Freeman and Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit.
WALGA vice president Tracey Roberts, left, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, City of Cockburn children’s development officer Joan de Castro, City of Cockburn family and community development manager Barbara Freeman and Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit.

THE City of Cockburn has scored a number of awards for its work creating a healthy and safe environment for children.

Putting in place policies influenced by consultation with children from the community helped the City secure the overall Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Award.

The City was also announced as the winner for the Climate Change, Promoting Healthy Behaviours and Shade in Public Places categories.

MORE: Businesses, homeowners band together to fight road widening

MORE: Footage of beachside shark capture and release

MORE: CCTV released of sports store smash and grab

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the City was pleased with the haul.

“The awards showcase the many exciting and innovative community facilities, programs and activities that local governments have created across the State,” he said.

“The winners are really the families and children who get to play and explore as they develop into the big kids of tomorrow.

“Congratulations to our great staff and volunteers who continue to make Cockburn an amazing place to live.”