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City of Melville recognised for consultation excellence

I was pleased to recognise the City of Melville’s ongoing excellence in consulting with children and young people yesterday by awarding them the 2015 Children’s Consultation Award at the Public Health Advocacy Institute’s Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Awards ceremony.

This award recognises local governments that demonstrate outstanding dedication to building and maintaining environments that support the health of children.

The City of Melville has shown an ongoing commitment to listening to the views of children and young people by creating many innovative, engaging and dynamic consultation activities.

I was most impressed to see the implementation of practical initiatives following the consultations have resulted in real improvements for local children and young people, and positive growth for the community.

I also congratulate the Shire of Collie who received the Certificate of Commendation for the Children’s Consultation category.

Local governments play a fundamental role in shaping our communities and in determining the health and wellbeing of all children and young people.

The Children’s Consultation Award is a celebration of the continued efforts by local governments to listen to and support our youngest citizens; one that I hope continues to evolve and develop.

Visit our website for more information about the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Participation Guidelines.

Colin Pettit
Commissioner for Children and Young People