Local Government Partnership Awards 2012

Recognising Council achievements!
Cancer Council Alive & Well Partnership Awards 2012

Now in its fifth 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.

At the Local Government Week Awards Evening held on 15 August 2012, Cancer Council Board Chair, Mr Bruce Hodgkinson SC, proudly presented our awards. Several deserving councils were recognised for the healthy initiatives they have undertaken.

THE WINNERS ARE…

Willoughby City Council
Partnership Award – Local Government Association category

Young Shire Council
Partnership Award – Shires Association category

Manly Council
Highly Commended

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


Willoughby City Council
LGA Awards 2012 Willoughby City Council
Partnership Award – Local Government Association category
Willoughby City Council has received this award in recognition of its efforts to reduce the impact of cancer and other chronic diseases in its community. It is implementing a comprehensive range of healthy workplace programs and community initiatives on sun protection, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco. Of particular recognition are the efforts of Council in promoting smoke-free lifestyles through community education and their comprehensive smoke-free outdoor area policy. Council is consistently supportive of a range of fundraising and support initiatives that benefit people affected by cancer. The Council has adopted a strong policy and integrated planning approach in tackling the health challenges facing its community.
Photo: L-R: Mr Nick Tobin, General Manager, Willoughby City Council; Ms Lauren Shore, Regional Programs Coordinator, Cancer Council; Mr Bruce Hodgkinson SC, Board Chair, Cancer Council

Willoughby City Council wins “˜Alive and Well’ Cancer Council Award at LGSA Awards | North Shore Times | 21.8.12


Young Shire Council

Partnership Award – Shires Association category
Young Shire Council received this award in recognition of their localised responses to cancer prevention and broad community health initiatives. Council has undertaken activities to increase physical activity, healthy eating, reduce sun exposure and reduce smoking exposure to both residents and workers. For example, the Council adopted a comprehensive smoke-free outdoor area policy last year that includes alfresco dining areas. It has supported a community garden and held a range of human service and health expos. Council also plays an active role in advocating for improved access to health services in the area and participates in several health-related networks. Protecting the health of the community is clearly detailed in Council’s integrated planning framework.

Young alive and well, thanks | The Young Witness | 21.8.12


Manly Council
LGA Awards 2012 Manly Council
Highly Commended
Manly Council was highly commended for its strong partnership with Cancer Council and broad range of healthy initiatives. They have shown leadership in being the first council in NSW, along with Mosman, to bring in a comprehensive smoke-free outdoor area policy in 2004. Since then, Manly Council has proactively shared their experiences with other councils to encourage many to adopt policy. Aside from smoke-free areas, the Council has been active in partnering with Cancer Council to open the first community garden in the Local Government Area to promote healthy eating and active living. It also participated in Cancer Council’s novel program to play the Sun Sound at beaches and swimming pools, reminding people to be sun smart.
Photo: L-R: Mrs Beth Lawsen, Deputy General Manager, Manly Council; Ms Lauren Shore, Regional Programs Coordinator, Cancer Council; Mr Bruce Hodgkinson SC, Board Chair, Cancer Council

Past recipients of an Alive & Well Partnership Award include:

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