And the winner is… Brimbank!

Brimbank City Council takes two national parks and leisure awards

We're happy to announce that Brimbank City Council has won two Parks and Leisure Australia awards gaining national recognition for the annual Brimbank Cup soccer tournament and the development of Brimbank’s online sports facility allocation system.

The Brimbank Cup won the Inclusive and Connected Communities Award at the 2014 Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards held in Cairns last week, while the online sports facility allocation system won the Use of Technology Award.

We're thrilled to be recognised at a national level for two projects that have brought many benefits to the Brimbank community.

Council is always striving to improve services for our community, create new ways to engage community members, and to find better ways of doing business.

Sport is a common language and interest for many Brimbank residents and events such as the Brimbank Cup provide a great opportunity to bring everyone together.

Since being established in 2012, this annual soccer tournament has delivered greater opportunities for participation in sport, while promoting harmony and inclusion regardless of ethnicity or gender.

Our online sports facility allocation system is innovative as it has challenged the widely accepted Council standard practice of manual paper-based allocations for sports facilities.

The technology has automated the majority of tasks involved in sports facility allocation and has transformed what was once a two week assessment and approval process into a process that can be finalised in just two days.

In addition to the two awards won, Brimbank City Council was also a finalist in the Play Space Award (Category B, Projects valued $250,000 to $1million) for Alice’s Playspace at Errington Reserve in St Albans.

The 2014 Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards were held on Wednesday 27 August at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Go Brimbank!