Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

Local Government Awards 2016 

Congratulations to our national award recipients.

Councils with populations greater than 25,000

National winner

City of Sydney – New South Wales

Highly commended

City of Greater Dandenong – Victoria

Councils with populations 5,000 – 25,000

National Winner

Mid Murray Council – South Australia

National Highly Commended

Kiama Municipal Council – New South Wales

2016 Winners

Read about the innovative and sustainable ways the 2016 winners and highly commended councils are creating healthier communities in the 2016 Winners Booklet (PDF).

Summary of 2016 Winners and Entrants (PDF).

About the awards

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

For details of the 2015 national and state award recipients and their initiatives, see the 2015 Winners Booklet (PDF)