City of Kwinana recognised for contribution to children

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

The City of Kwinana was recognised for its contribution to children in the area at the Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards earlier this month, scooping up a host of awards.

The City won three categories — Aboriginal Child Health, Smoke-Free Environments and Injury Prevention.

The awards recognise the achievements of local governments in prioritising the environment to improve the health and well-being of children.

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

The City of Kwinana staff also worked with school children to inform them of the dangers of smoking and implemented no smoking zone signage around the schools and schools events.

The City’s Engineering and Community Services departments took out the Injury Prevention category for their access and inclusion policies as well as the implementation of a pedestrian crossing at Chisham Square and the reduction of the speed limit on Gilmore Avenue, from 70km/h to 60km/h.

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.

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