Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

Local Government Awards

For 25 years, the Heart Foundation Local Government Awards have recognised and showcased 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.

2017 Winners

Read about the innovative and sustainable ways the 2017 winners and highly commended councils are creating healthier communities in the 2017 Winners Booklet (PDF).


State Coordinators

NSW: Sarah Young

NT: Simon Dixon

QLD: Kara Gerritsen 

SA: Frances Turland

TAS: Gillian Mangan 

VIC: Lisa Speirs

WA: Lisa Rooke

2016 Winners

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

Summary of 2016 Winners and Entrants (PDF).