City of Wanneroo recognised for children’s health efforts

City of Wanneroo recognised for children’s health efforts

THE City of Wanneroo has been recognised for protecting and supporting children’s health.

It was one of 26 local governments acknowledged at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA’s 2016 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Project.

The City won the gold award in the Aboriginal child health category and received a commendation in the promoting healthy behaviours section.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the project showed the City’s role in promoting happy and healthy young people.

“In particular the City was acknowledged for its Reconciliation Action Plan, which showed commitment to fostering engagement with its Aboriginal community and extensive consultation with young people,” she said.

“The City received high ratings in all categories and was congratulated on its demonstrated commitment to planning and priorities to all areas through the City’s Public Health Plan and other related strategies.

Institute director Melissa Stoneham said the annual report card provided feedback on local governments’ progress in improving children’s health and environments.

“So many local governments are doing great work to promote child health and many are asking children for their ideas before planning services and programs,” she said.