Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

About the awards

The 2016 awards are now closed and winners will be announced shortly.

The Heart Foundation Local Government Awards recognise and showcase councils working to improve heart health through building a sense of community, encouraging people to be physically active, be smoke-free and make healthy food choices.

Important healthy community elements include:

•    Opportunities for recreational and incidental physical activity.
•    Safe, connected, ‘walkable’ neighbourhoods.
•    Accessible, safe and appealing environments and facilities that encourage healthy lifestyles.
•    Access to affordable, healthy and/or sustainable foods.
•    Building the community’s capacity and knowledge to choose and prepare healthy foods.
•    Smoke-free environments.
•    Opportunities for community members to lead interactive and socially connected lives.
•    Appropriate, well designed and maintained infrastructure that supports recreation, social interaction and active transport options.

The awards reward councils at a national and state level with cash awards, commemorative frames and profiling of council's efforts through promotional material, presentation events, local media and case studies.

For more information, please contact your State Coordinator, or email lga@heartfoundation.org.au.

State Coordinators

NSW: Jayne FarleyJen-Kui Maxwell

NT: Bruce-Lee King

QLD: Kara Gerritsen 

SA: Rachel McKay

TAS: Gideon Cordover 

VIC: Lisa Speirs

WA: Angela Kirkham or  Bethany Goodall

2015 Winners

Read about the innovative and sustainable ways the 2015 winners and highly commended councils are creating healthier communities in the 2015 Winners Booklet (PDF)

2014 Winners

For details of the 2014 national and state award recipients and their initiatives, see the 2014 Local Government Awards booklet (PDF).

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