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Published Monday, 19th December 2016
The City was acknowledged for its work with children and young people, in the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA’s 2016 Children’s Environment & Health Local Government Report Card Project.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City was very pleased to receive the Gold Award for the Aboriginal Child Health category, and a commendation for the Promoting Healthy Behaviours category.
“The Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card project recognises the development of local policies that promote health and create healthy opportunities in childhood, thereby having a positive impact on the future health of children and their surrounding communities,” Mayor Roberts said.
“These awards illustrate the important role of the City of Wanneroo in promoting happy, healthy children and young people.
“In particular the City was acknowledged for its Reconciliation Action Plan, which showed commitment to fostering engagement with its Aboriginal community and extensive consultation with young people.”
The Report Card also covers a broad range of healthy environments and behaviours, including child health and development, environments promoting physical activity, healthy and safe food, nature play, shade, smoke free environments and early literacy.
“The City received high ratings in all categories and was congratulated on its demonstrated commitment to planning and priorities to all areas through the City’s Public Health Plan and other related strategies.
“I would like to extend my thanks to all those involved.”
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