City wins child health award

Luke Sanders (2),Riley Mann (4) and Emily Nemere enjoying some of Wanneroo’s excellent facilities for children. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d441239
Luke Sanders (2),Riley Mann (4) and Emily Nemere enjoying some of Wanneroo’s excellent facilities for children. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441239

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA�s Children�s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card project aims to promote positive change and integrate children�s environment and health issues in local government.

The City was named the Best in WA (metropolitan) and won the Child Friendly Planning Approaches and Healthy Eating categories in recognition of its early childhood strategy.

The strategy is a three-year plan for the healthy development of children in their first eight years.

The City plays a key role in providing advocacy, advice and facilitation for early childhood services and provides a targeted approach to engage disadvantaged and hard-to-reach families.

These strategies are evident in the City�s Opportunity Playspace, also known as Rotary Park, on Scenic Drive and Kingsway Regional Playground developed to challenge and excite young children.

Wanneroo was also commended in the Stimulating Learning Environments category for the City�s free It�s All About Play program.