City recognised with outstanding policy award

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Bella Banks 2, and Marlee Nottle 3, play on the new Jetty Train Toddlers’ play space at the Busselton Foreshore yesterday. The new playground was redeveloped by the Busselton mens shed with the Federal government providing a $20,000 grant and the Busselton Lions Club donating $76,000. The play space is situated between the Goose and the Youth and Community Activities building providing the perfect space for children to play while parents enjoy a well-earned rest.
Camera IconBella Banks 2, and Marlee Nottle 3, play on the new Jetty Train Toddlers’ play space at the Busselton Foreshore yesterday. The new playground was redeveloped by the Busselton mens shed with the Federal government providing a $20,000 grant and the Busselton Lions Club donating $76,000. The play space is situated between the Goose and the Youth and Community Activities building providing the perfect space for children to play while parents enjoy a well-earned rest. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

The City of Busselton has been recognised for outstanding policy development and implementation in the area of children’s environment and health.

The City received the 2019 Children’s Environmental and Health Local Government Policy Award at a presentation this morning as part of Local Government Week.

The award celebrates the work the City has done in building recreational areas, creating youth programs and policies that encourage children and teenagers to be active, healthy and engaged.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley thanked his staff “especially planning, engineering and community services for their close collaboration.”

“This great outcome for youth has been made possible through clear strategic planning underpinned by sound policy and financial management,” he said.

“I also want to thank the community with whom we consulted with on many aspects relating to youth services and facilities. This award recognises what we can do when we work together as team.”

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