Our Central Goldfields Child Aware Local Initiative (CALI) group has won a NAPCAN – National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – Play Your Part Award. The award recognises organisations and individuals who are working to create safer, healthier and happier environments for children.


The award was presented by the Governor General at Government House in Canberra on 31 August for the group’s Build Your Village Here initiative. Build Your Village Here encourages local families to connect with their community and make the most of local family-friendly activities and spaces. The CALI group researched, developed and launched the yourvillage.yacs.org.au website to link families to a variety of activities and social networks and improve access to information and resources.


The Build Your Village Here website is widely used within the community linking the service sector, community and non-government agencies together.