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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Free Youth Pool Entry Pilot

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Aligned Leisure

Overview:

Taking a bold approach to accessibility and inclusion, the Free Youth Pool Entry Pilot breaks new ground within the industry through the removal of all youth entry fees – prioritising community benefit over financial gains and demonstrating a unique approach to reducing barriers for participation, promoting positive youth behaviour and improving community safety, whilst simultaneously creating opportunities for young people to be empowered in the co-design of a community project to create a safe, welcoming and affordable community space for all residents.


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Brimbank Collective Impact Initiative

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Brimbank City Council

Overview:

Brimbank Collective Impact Initiative leverages off a large scale industry leading infrastructure investment, to offer services being intentionally designed to provide significant measurable social and health community benefits through the co-location of integrated services that provide preventative health and social services that address local issues through partnerships. This different exemplar approach is critical as decades of standard and widely accepted, health and wellness inventions to date have not altered the intergeneration disadvantage of Brimbank residents.


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Water Safety with Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place (DWGP)

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

City of Kingston - Waves Leisure Centre

Overview:

Kingston is a resilient, inclusive, diverse, and sustainable community. We promote water safety by empowering our First Nation community, strengthening their voices, and learning from their culture. Culturally appropriate programs closed health gaps and increased swimming skills, knowledge, and confidence. The program provided a sense of belonging and connectedness, especially for CALD students, fostering inclusion within our community. Access to information, places, and spaces ensured self-determination and equitable community participation in a safe environment.


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Family Golf Event

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Maribyrnong City Council

Joint Organisation:

Golf Australia

Overview:

Active Maribyrnong in collaboration with Golf Australia, hosted a free family golf event bringing the community together to enjoy mini golf in a fun and engaging environment.


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Women and Girls in Sport Breakfast - Maribyrnong City Council

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Maribyrnong City Council

Overview:

Maribyrnong City Council hosted its first Women and Girls in Sport Breakfast event, Wednesday 11 October from 7.30 -9.30 am at The Line in Footscray. This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and empower women and girls in community sport and commence the conversation of fair access with over 80 attendees (representatives from local sports clubs ,State Sporting Associations, State Governments and sporting organisations). We have been fortunate to receive funding from VicHealth to support this event, highlighting the importance the role sport plays; promoting inclusivity, fostering equal op


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Historic Joint Council Meeting

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

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Submitting Organisation:

Hume City Council

Joint Organisation:

Mitchell Shire Council

Second Joint Organisation:

City of Whittlesea

Overview:

The regional partnership and historic joint council meeting for the Cloverton MAC bring together three growth councils to create a vibrant, sustainable metropolitan activity centre. This unparalleled initiative focuses on collaboration, new approaches, and community wellbeing, setting a new standard for regional planning and collaboration. With a visionary approach and innovative concepts, the Cloverton MAC promises to be a model for future developments, showcasing the benefits of partnership and stakeholder engagement at all levels of government..


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