I was pleased to present the City of Albany with the 2018 Children’s Consultation Award today at the Children's Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards.
For the past four years I have sponsored the Children’s Consultation Award which recognises high quality consultation activities involving children and young people and the benefits these create for communities.
I continue to be impressed that more and more local governments across Western Australia are listening to the views of young people to create communities where young people are treated with respect and where they feel safe, welcome and included.
The City of Albany won the award for its innovative and creative consultation methods to involve young people in developing its Youth Friendly Albany Strategy (2017-2025), including the Albany Youth Advisory Council, online and face-to-face forums.
I look forward to following the progress of the City of Albany towards their goal of creating a more friendly and welcoming community for Albany’s young people.
My congratulations also go to the City of Rockingham who received a commendation for the development of its Strategy for Children and Young People, which demonstrates strong forward planning for consultation with children and young people in their area.
I commend everyone involved and thank the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA), Healthway and the WA Local Government Association for hosting the Children's Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards.