City of Rockingham and City of Kwinana winners in prestigious awards

 Local Government Minister David Templeman presenting the award to City of Rockingham Councillor Andy Burns.
Local Government Minister David Templeman presenting the award to City of Rockingham Councillor Andy Burns.

THE City of Rockingham and the City of Kwinana were winners at the 2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards.

Hosted by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) at Curtin University, the awards recognise the strategies local governments are undertaking to improve and promote the needs of children in local community policies.

The City of Rockingham was recognised in the Early Literacy category for their Pain Rockingham Read (PRR) project. The project was developed in partnership with members of the Rockingham Early Years Group (REYG). It is an early literacy project that addresses gaps in service delivery and early childhood development. It is a collective, community capacity building strategy that encourages all areas of the community to read, talk, rhyme, and sing with children from birth, in order to create conditions for life-long learning and better future achievement.

The City of Rockingham was also recognised in the Smoke Free Environments category for implementing the Summer Series. This branding exercise provides consistent healthy messages about the City’s series of family friendly, smoke and alcohol free events across the summer period.

Local Government Minister David Templeman presenting the award for Healthy and Safe Food to Paul Gravett from the City of Kwinana.

The City of Kwinana was recognised in the Healthy and Safe Food category for their Me and My Lunchbox project designed to generate community conversations about the food we eat and the involvement of children on the topic of food.