Corey Johnson, aged 9, from Warmun in the Kimberley, has won a shiny new bicycle and $1000 worth prizes for the Ngalangangpum School for getting the ‘Clean Communities’ message.
Housing Minister Kim Hames said he was impressed with Corey’s winning colourful poster, which will now be used to communicate the ‘Clean and Healthy Communities’ message to Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
“Corey has got the message that a clean community is a healthy community, now we want to spread the message throughout the Aboriginal communities,” Dr Hames said.
“To do this we are offering a real incentive with prize money totalling $34,500 for communities which have worked hard to maintain a clean and healthy environment.”
Corey’s poster will be featured on all promotional materials for the Clean Communities competition sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), Aboriginal Affairs Department and Health Department of WA.
Last year’s winner was the Jarlmadangah Community in Derby.
The poster competition was a new initiative this year to help promote the major competition and involve young people.
“Students from remote schools in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields sent in posters, demonstrating a wealth of talent and enthusiasm,” Dr Hames said.
Entries for the Clean and Healthy Communities Competition close on October 29.
Interested communities should contact David Kelly at the Ministry of Housing on 08 9222 4757 or Toll Free 1800 621 826.
Sandy Gater, Minister’s office, 9424 7450
Janet Wainwright, Ministry of Housing 08 9222 4500