Brimbank,
26
February
2018
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01:28
Australia/Melbourne

Getting to Know the Brimbank's Sport and Recreation Unit

Summary

Brimbank has over 130 Council-managed sports facilities, which are used by 79 sports clubs and associations, across 23 different sports.

Meeting your sports and recreation needs

It takes a lot of relationship building, planning and negotiation to manage, allocate and maintain Brimbank’s more than 130 Council-managed sports facilities, which are used by 79 sports clubs and associations, across 23 different sports.

Add to the mix a diverse local community, changing and growing community needs and expectations, and you now have a better picture of the responsibilities of our expert Sport and Recreation team – part of the larger Leisure and Community Facilities department.

4 sport and recreation officers - three male, 1 female, look at plans

Working with local sports clubs

Acting as the liaison between Council and Brimbank’s 79 sports clubs, the team helps clubs with business planning and operational issues that arise at facilities and sports grounds.

They are also responsible for sports ground allocation for training and competition and regularly undertake facility inspections.

A lot of time is spent working with clubs to help increase participation, diversify membership bases, and explore new programs that could not only benefit clubs, but the wider community in general. (Pictured: The Sport and Recreation team inspecting progress on a new kitchen being installed at JR Parsons Reserve.)

Keeping sports facilities working for the community

Making sure sports facilities meet the needs to clubs and the community is a major focus.

The team is heavily involved in capital works projects undertaken at sports facilities, focused on making sure sports clubs and community groups are kept up to date with works being planned or undertaken.

These projects include the installation of sports ground flood lighting, pavilion redevelopments and sportsground redevelopments.

Getting more people playing sport and staying active

The team deliver a bunch of programs and events that you might have heard of – or even taken part in.

This weekend (Sunday 4 March), in partnership with Football Federation Victoria and Victoria Police, they will deliver the first Brimbank Female Football Festival at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve (come on down if you have time free – don’t forget to pre-register for activities).