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Encouraging local governments to consult with children

Local governments have until the end of September to nominate for a Children's Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Award, and the Commissioner said he hopes to see many outstanding entries for the Children's Consultation category.

“We support the Children’s Consultation Award because local governments have a vital role to play in giving children and young people a voice on a broad range of matters affecting their community,” Commissioner Colin Pettit said.

“Last year’s Children’s Consultation category winner - the City of Kwinana - used an exceptional variety of methods to consult with young people for their new Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space, such as online surveys, a pop up event and photo competition.”

“Local governments have until 30 September to submit their nominations and I’m hoping to see even more innovative approaches to seek the views of a range of children and young people in ways that take into account their needs.”

The awards are coordinated by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and the Commissioner will present the category winner at a ceremony held in early December 2017.

For more information visit PHAIWA’s website.