THE City of Wanneroo has received another accolade for its program encouraging people to get active.
The Your Move initiative and the City’s public health plan were highly commended at the Heart Foundation WA’s Local Government Awards in the councils with populations more than 25,000 category.
Foundation cardiovascular health director Trevor Shilton said the awards recognised outstanding achievements by local governments in fighting heart disease.
“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,” he said.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City was continuing to develop initiatives aimed at encouraging residents to be more active.
“Everyday choices can make a big difference to our heart health, therefore it is important we work with the community to help combat health issues,” she said.
Your Move also won a Parks and Leisure Australia WA Award for inclusive and connected communities in June and will vie for the national award in October.