Minister for Health and Wellbeing - Excellence in Public Health Awards

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing – Excellence in Public Health Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to public health by local councils. Council submissions showcase the essential, often unseen roles of councils in supporting community health and wellbeing through public health action.

Winning and highly commended councils represent exemplary local and regional public health action that promotes a greater awareness of the importance of public health for all South Australians.

2021 Award winners

Metropolitan winner

The City of Salisbury for From Big Things Positive Things Grow – Adaptive Program Delivery in a Changing World. This program is a multi-faceted initiative of the City of Salisbury’s Home and Community Services (SHCS) Program. The council worked with affected communities to design and repurpose programs and their delivery in light of COVID-19 restrictions.


Regional winner

The Southern and Hills Local Government Association for Community Wellbeing Indicators for SA Local Government. This tool for councils can track public health issues that are important to local communities, and ensure that planning, policies and interventions by local government are evidence-based, and data-informed.


2021 highly commended councils

The highly commended councils for the 2021 Excellence in Public Health Awards were:

  • City of Burnside – The Shed Programs
  • Wudinna District Council
    • Game On Wudinna! Eyre Peninsula Regional Games
    • Wudinna Apex Park – Integrated Recreation and Sports Activity Zone


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Further information

For further information about the Awards please email PublicHealthAct@sa.gov.au or contact Local Government Relations and Policy on 8226 6238.

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