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Nominations open for the Children's Environment & Health Local Government Policy Awards

Local governments have until 8 June 2018 to nominate for a Children's Environment and Health Local Government Policy Award.

The awards celebrate local governments that have embraced and included children in their decision making and provide supportive environments for young people.

Commissioner Colin Pettit said he was looking forward to hearing about the entries for the Children's Consultation category of which his office is a sponsor.

“I 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,” Mr Pettit said.

“I am thoroughly impressed with the commitment and innovative approaches many local governments are displaying to include the voices of young people in their decision making.”

The Shire of Kalamunda won last year’s Children’s Consultation category for engaging 450 local children and young people through face-to-face activities, online surveys and targeted feedback strategies to inform their Youth Plan.

The awards are coordinated by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and the Commissioner will announce the winner of the children’s consultation category at the Children’s Environment & Health Local Government Policy Awards Breakfast on 2 August as part of the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) Convention.

For more information, visit PHAIWA’s website.