TOWN of Victoria Park has been recognised for its efforts in creating environments that support the health of children.
The council excelled at WA’s seventh annual Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards winning the Healthy and Safe Food category and receiving a commendation for Road and Active Transport Safety.
Partnering with the Department of Transport, the Town focused on a travel behaviour change, with school workshops to encourage children to be active for their trip to school and find 25 ‘Make Your Move Monsters’ that were ‘hiding’ on local streets.
The awards were held today and were presented by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, showcasing local government’s progress in creating environments that protect and support the health of children.
Director Melissa Stoneham said local councils were important because they cared about communities and people.
“Children are an important part of any community, and they are our future,” she said.
“We are so excited to be acknowledging the Councils in WA who have developed policies and provide programs, services and information that are relevant and valued by children and young people.”
The awards are supported by Healthway, the WA Local Government Association, the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA and the Cancer Council WA.