VIC/TAS Awards Submissions

Welcome, to the VIC/TAS Awards Submissions! Here you can review this years PLA Awards of Excellence Submissions. If you have any enquiries about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the National Office team.

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Celebrating All Abilities in Kerang

Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award

VIC/TAS

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Submitting Organisation:

Gannawarra Shire Council

Overview:

In October 2022, Gannawarra Shire Council, located in northwestern Victoria, achieved its goal of installing all abilities infrastructure at Atkinson Park – Kerang’s largest community space. Supported by the Victorian Government, the project involved construction of the Kerang All Abilities Play Space, and delivered the region’s first Changing Places facility.


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Growing Rural Communities & Tourism within the King Valley

Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Rural City of Wangaratta

Overview:

To continue to support the King Valley’s visitor economy and define the area as a premium destination, a range of enhancements and enabling infrastructure investments were required. This includes much needed improvements to public amenity, infrastructure, trail connectivity.


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Ned Kelly Discovery Hub

Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award

VIC/TAS

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Submitting Organisation:

Rural City of Wangaratta

Overview:

The Ned Kelly Discovery Hub fuses innovative technology with Australia's rich history. This world-class visitor attraction is future focused, but also acknowledges, respects, and pays tribute to the complexities of our past. By integrating the dramatic story of Ned Kelly with the area's cultural heritage and natural beauty, it offers a comprehensive, accessible educational experience that enriches understanding of the bushranger era. This project not only preserves the legacy of a national legend but also revitalizes Glenrowan, promoting sustainable tourism and deeper historical engagement.


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Cororooke Open Space

Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award

VIC/TAS

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Submitting Organisation:

Colac Otway Shire Council

Overview:

In 2013, after a century of operation, dairy company Fonterra closed and donated part of its factory site for the creation of open space as a parting legacy to the Cororooke community. The Cororooke Open Space incorporating tennis courts, public toilets, a playspace, path networks and history trail, provides a place for locals and visitors to gather, exercise and discover local history in a safe and welcoming space, and has created an intense connection with Council and the community to ensure that the Cororooke and surrounding communities have a sense of ownership of this fantastic space.


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