We Won! (Gaining Recognition)

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn
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Recently it was announced that the City of Cockburn were the overall winners of the PHAIWA Children’s Environment & Health Local Government Policy Awards. We won the category for Road and Active Transport Safety with an A+ rating.

‘It is positive to see that measures to promote safe and active transport are embedded in the planning documents for the City of Cockburn. Partnering with the Department of Transports ‘Your Move’ program is a great initiative to encourage residents to choose active modes of transport to get to their workplace or school.’ Being a Your Move Champion and encouraging local schools and workplaces to get involved definitely helped us win the award. Both the Mayor and CEO are now even more aware of the work that we are doing. The awards were shown and discussed at the council meeting and will be hung proudly on the walls where we can see them and be inspired to 'keep up the good work'.

The City of Cockburn also received commendation awards for Aboriginal Child Health, Shade in Public Places and Smoke free Environments. It was great to receive the recognition collectively with many of my work colleagues and to raise the profile of Your Move.

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36 Local Governments nominated in the 2018 awards (an increase of 11 from 2017) with 9 first time entrants. The awards were presented by Minister David Templeman at The Perth Convention Centre alongside the WALGA Convention before over 140 Mayors, Elected Members, Local Government Representatives and supporters.

The City of Cockburn was the Overall winner also excelling in the Aboriginal Child Health, Road and Active Transport, Smoke free Environments and Shade in Public Places categories.

First time entrant The Shire of Waroona won the Regional Award and was also recognised in the Aboriginal Child Health, Healthy and Safe Food and Nature Play Categories.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Congratulations Cockburn! Aren't Awards fabulous for internal and external advocacy? Don't forget to get your submissions in for our Your Move Awards.

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