Monday, April 22, 2024

Top environmental health award for Liverpool council officer

Liverpool City Council Senior Environmental Health Officer, Neil Ramsay (pictured), has been awarded the Environmental Health Australia NSW Environmental Health Professional of the Year for 2021.

Liverpool City Council Mayor, Wendy Waller congratulated Mr Ramsey on the award.

“The Environmental Health Australia NSW Environmental Health Professional of the Year is a prestigious award that acknowledges excellence, dedication and professionalism in the environmental health profession,” Mayor Waller said.

“Neil was nominated for his professionalism, conscienciousness and wealth of expertise that he puts forward every day as he works to protect, maintain and enhance public and environmental health in our community,” she said.

Mr Ramsay has been an environmental health professional for over 15 years and his commitment to protecting and promoting positive environment and health outcomes for the general public is inspiring, the Mayor said.

“He has been a valuable member of Council for more than seven years and has extensive knowledge and expertise in land contamination, acoustics, air quality and other environmental matters.”

“He has also provided comment on numerous proposals relating to state and local government policies, guidelines and legislation and been instrumental in developing internal procedures and documents for Council which has provided clarity and streamlined administrative processes.

“Neil is passionate about the profession and shares his enthusiasm in promoting and improving human health and environmental standards for the benefit of current and future generations.”

Alongside the environmental health team at Council, Mr Ramsay has worked to protect the environment and contributed towards achieving both an improved quality of life and sustainable future, she said.

“This fantastic recognition highlights the remarkable work completed by Council’s Environmental Health team on a daily basis in responding to a wide range of complex environmental and human health issues while providing an extremely professional service to the community.

“I am delighted with the announcement of the award and it is a very much deserved recognition of the extraordinary work the Environmental Health team have done in response to the challenges Liverpool has experienced this year. Well done to Neil and to the whole team!”

The EHA (NSW) INC Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the environmental health profession.

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