State award for team that watches over Wagga’s environmental health

Published: 15 Sep 2017 8:48am

15 September 2017

The team responsible for Wagga Wagga City Council’s Scores on Doors program and the development of a new illustrated educational book on needles and sharps has been recognised at the Environmental Health Australia Industry Excellence Awards.

Environmental Health Coordinator Sharomi Dayanand and Environmental Health Officers Kate Barraclough and Geoff Lang picked up the award for the NSW 2017 Environmental Health Team of the Year.

Director Community Janice Summerhayes said the team plays an important role in the community.

“Whether it’s keeping an eye on food outlets, checking septic systems or rolling out education programs, the Environmental Health team protects the health of the public and contribute to the well-being of the community,” she said.

“In first world countries such as Australia we take environmental health for granted but the reality is we need teams like this to implement monitoring and inspection programs to help prevent the spread of diseases.

“This award provides recognition for the team’s work and contribution to ensuring environmental health in the city.”

The award was presented at the Environmental Health Australia (NSW) INC Annual State Conference and Awards Ceremony in Sydney this week.