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Brimbank Council wins at Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2023

Brimbank Council was awarded in two categories at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2023. The Awards are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recognising and rewarding initiatives that drive Victoria’s transition to a sustainable, net zero and circular economy.

Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre won the Community Champion Award in the Sustainable Places Category.

This award recognises our Australia-first 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre, providing a leading example of sustainability in aquatic centres in Australia.

My Smart Garden won the Community Champion Award in the Thriving Environment Category.

My Smart Garden is a free, sustainable gardening program, made possible thanks to a collaboration between Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Wyndham, Stonnington, Merri-bek, and Yarra City councils. It supports residents across 8 Melbourne councils to transform their outdoor spaces into productive, functional gardens with benefits for households and the environment.

The 2023 award winners were revealed at an awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster, columnist and author Alice Zaslavsky on Thursday 23 November.

Premier Jacinta Allen also personally chose the recipients of the two top honours of the night. The Premier’s Recognition Award went to Assembled Threads for its community leadership in providing employment pathways for disadvantaged community members, and its contributions towards reducing textile waste.

And the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award was given to Geelong Sustainability’s Climate Safe Rooms for its work helping regional Victorians with health vulnerabilities to transition to more climate-resilient homes.

The awards, now in their 21st year, recognise Victorians leading the way towards a sustainable future. They are delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

To read about this year’s finalists and winners, visit: https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/about-us/awards-we-administer/premiers-sustainability-awards


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