Cockburn received the 2013 Best in WA Award at the Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Project 2013, run by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, Healthway and the WA Local Government Association.
‘Excellent services, brilliant infrastructure and creative and passionate staff have shown Cockburn to be a hallmark of success time and time again,’ Mayor Logan Howlett said.
‘When we thought about how to approach building a child friendly city, we asked the experts, we asked the kids. The City is one of only a few local governments to have a Children’s Reference Group and we consult with them at every turn to ensure that every investment we make in children’s services and facilities is suitable for their needs and for the needs of our community.’
The City of Cockburn also won awards for Child Care Centre Design and Placement, Smoke Free Environments, Prevention of Disease, and Child Health and Development.