The City of Belmont has won a national award for its unique Belmonsters project.
The City won the Arts Animates – Creating Vibrant and Cohesive Communities through the Arts category, as part of the 2019 National Awards for Local Government.
The National Awards for Local Government program seeks to recognise and promote innovative and resourceful solutions being driven by local government and making a positive impact in Australian communities.
The Arts Animates – Creating Vibrant and Cohesive Communities through the Arts Award recognises local governments who create vibrant, cohesive communities that use arts and culture to support community wellbeing, and is sponsored by the Department of Communications and the Arts.
City of Belmont Chief Executive Officer John Christie said the City of Belmont was proud to be recognised by the Award.
“The creation of the Belmonsters book by our Library and Heritage team, and Community Wellbeing team, along with members of our Community, shows the fantastic contribution local government plays in building happy, healthy and engaged communities,” Mr Christie said.
“The Belmonsters project has motivated young people to explore our wonderful City, and has inspired other projects at the City of Belmont.
“The journey is only just the beginning, as the City has other projects underway to build upon the original story, including the launch of another Belmonsters book next year to engage another generation of young readers.
“The City of Belmont is committed to providing and achieving positive learning outcomes for our community and this award recognises the important role local government has in providing life-long learning through arts and cultural activities.”