Local Government Partnership Awards 2013

Cancer Council Alive & Well Partnership Awards 2013

Now in its sixth year, our annual Alive & Well Partnership Awards publicly recognise particular councils for their efforts in fostering healthy local living and reducing the impact of cancer in their communities. Also recognised is the high level of collaboration between councils and Cancer Council.

This year our awards have focussed on the efforts of councils over the last decade in supporting smoke-free areas. Our focus on smoke-free is timely because of the new smoke-free laws for outdoor areas taking effect this year. Councils have played an integral role in taking local actions that have influenced state legislation.

At the Local Government Week Awards Evening held on 1 August 2013, Cancer Council Board Chair, Mr Bruce Hodgkinson SC, proudly presented our awards. 

THE ALIVE & WELL PARTNERSHIP AWARD 2013 WINNERS ARE: 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Category: Champions for Smoke-free Outdoor Areas
Kiama Municipal Council
Category: Pioneering Spirit and Early Adopters of Smoke-free Policy
Fairfield City Council
Category: Innovative Community Engagement on Smoke-free Policy
Local Government NSW
Special Award: Advocates for Improved Public Health and Effective Partnerships

Cancer Council congratulates these councils. We are proud to be associated with Local Government Week – an initiative of Local Government NSW.

 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

NSW Local Government Awards 2013 - Winners

L-R: Beth Flynn, Bruce Hodgkinson SC

Category: Champions for Smoke-free Outdoor Areas

The Council received this award in recognition of its support of smoke-free outdoor areas. Council advocated to the State Government for legislation to expand smoke-free areas. Council ensured the community was involved in their own local smoke-free policy development and implementation. Their smoke-free policy is comprehensive and includes alfresco dining areas. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was also commended for its strong partnership with Cancer Council and collaboration on a range of healthy initiatives.

 

Kiama Municipal Council

NSW Local Government Awards 2013 - Winners

L-R: Cr Brian Petschler, Julie Errey, Bruce Hodgkinson SC

Category: Pioneering Spirit and Early Adopters of Smoke-free Policy

The Council received this award in recognition of its support of smoke-free outdoor areas. Council advocated to the State Government for legislation to expand smoke-free areas. The Council adopted its own smoke-free policy back in 2005. Since then they have expanded the range of outdoor areas in close consultation with the community. Their smoke-free policy is comprehensive and includes alfresco dining. Council has engaged sports clubs and young people in innovative ways to foster a smoke-free culture in sports and at parks. Kiama Council was also commended for its strong partnership with Cancer Council and collaboration on a range of healthy initiatives.

 

Fairfield City Council

NSW Local Government Awards 2013

L-R: Amanda Bray, Susan Gibbeson, Angela Van Dyke, Aruni Ratnayake, Bruce Hodgkinson SC

Category: Innovative Community Engagement on Smoke-free Policy  

The Council received this award in recognition for its creative approach to community engagement for smoke-free outdoor areas. In particular, Council has engaged sports clubs and young people in innovative ways to foster a smoke-free culture in sports and at parks. Fairfield Council was also commended for its strong partnership with Cancer Council and collaboration on a range of healthy initiatives.

 

Local Government NSW

NSW Local Government Awards 2013 - Winners

L-R: Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM, Bruce Hodgkinson SC, Cr Ray Donald

Special Award: Advocates for Improved Public Health and Effective Partnerships

Local Government NSW (LGNSW), principally while two separate associations as the Local Government & Shires Associations, has consistently supported and collaborated with Cancer Council for many years. It has been a strong voice for the sector, raising the profile of council roles in community health. LGNSW has assisted with Cancer Council publications targeting local councils. It has promoted a range of health messages across the sector. LGNSW endorsed our advocacy efforts to the State Government for state-wide smoke-free legislation. Reflective of its commitment to health, LGNSW has a specific senior policy position dedicated to public health.

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