Brimbank City Council has won two awards at the Parks and Leisure Australia Regional Awards of Excellence (Vic/Tas Region).
Awards were presented for Brimbank’s : Green infrastructure transforming liveability (Leisure and/or Open Space Planning category) and the 2017 In2Tennis Program (Community Program of the Year).
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said Council was thrilled that Council – and these two projects - were recognised at Tuesday night’s award ceremony.
“Our In2Tennis Program was held for the first time in January and was planned specifically to coincide with the Australian Open.
“All 11 Brimbank tennis clubs got involved to run 36 programs across the 10-day event that encouraged community members to give tennis a go. It was a great success.
“The Community Program of Year Award recognises our efforts and success in presenting this innovative and inclusive program to the community.
“Further, I’d like to thank the program’s key partner; Tennis Victoria, with support from ANZ, as well as the 11 Brimbank tennis clubs for participating in the program,” Cr Hedditch said.
“Brimbank’s Creating Better Parks Open Space and Playground Policy and Plan won the Leisure and Open Space Planning category with a focus on how green infrastructure created through this plan has transformed liveability in Brimbank.
“The success of Creating Better Parks has received industry recognition on numerous occasions, including at previous State Parks and Leisure Australia Awards, by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and by the Planning Institute of Australia,” Cr Hedditch said.
Both projects will now be considered for the Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards to be held later in 2017.
These initiatives are in line with the goal in Brimbank’s Council Plan to make the city even more liveable over the coming years and will work with the community to make this happen.