City of Kwinana wins three awards

City of Kwinana wins three awards

THE City of Kwinana shone at the Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy awards taking home the winning title in three categories.

The City was awarded for the Aboriginal Child Health, Smoke Free Environments and Injury Prevention categories.

The awards recognise the achievements of local governments in prioritising the environment and improving the health and wellbeing of children.

The City received top honours in Aboriginal Child Health for work undertaken with the Kwinana Adventure Park consultation that encouraged local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to create sculptural seating using old growth timber logs.

Kwinana Council staff also worked with local school children to inform them of the dangers of smoking and implemented ‘no smoking zone’ signage around the local schools.

The City’s engineering and community services departments took out the Injury Prevention category for their access and inclusion policies, as well as the creation of a pedestrian crossing at Chisham square and slowing of Gilmore Avenue.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City was proud to have such high calibre staff working with the local community to better the environment in which children will learn and grow.

“The award ceremony gave us all an opportunity to recognise, honour and praise the accomplishments of those who make a difference in our local community,” she said.

“Congratulations to all staff involved on their well deserved awards.

“Your achievements and contributions have been fittingly recognised by the City and we wish you all the very best for your future projects.”