Brimbank wins at the Parks and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence

Brimbank Council was a dual winner and a finalist at Parks and Leisure Australia’s Awards of Excellence, announced on Thursday 8 June 2023.

The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre was awarded the ‘Community Facility of the Year’ and the ‘Environmental Stewardship’ Awards of Excellence. Winning two awards means the facility is automatically included as a finalist in the National Awards later in the year.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in making this centre such a wonderful integrated facility for community wellbeing and healthy living, including all the present and previous Councillors who contributed so much to this achievement.”

“Council invested a great deal in getting the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre up and running. And it’s paying off. Not only providing health and recreation benefits for the community, but also offering a range of other linkages and services through our co-located tenant partners.

“The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre also continues to garner praise and attention for its design and environmental features.”

The centre is Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star, 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre and home to one of the largest rooftop solar PV system on an Australian aquatic centre.

“There are many people involved in getting projects like this off the ground, including the many community members who have provided input and feedback into the purpose, design, construction, and ongoing operations of this new and valuable community asset.

“Special thanks and congratulations to our partner organisations. Everyone involved can take pride in these nominations and Awards. If you haven’t visited this great space for exercise, recreation and enjoyment, there’s even more reason to do so now,” said Mayor Lancashire.

Each year, Parks and Leisure Australia acknowledges excellence in the industry through its prestigious Awards of Excellence. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of ‘the people behind the places’ which promote good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.

Glengala Road Pocket Park and the Cary Street Nature Escape, a project in partnership between Brimbank City Council, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, and Koorie Homework Club, were finalists in the Park of the Year and Playspace Award categories.


Parks and Leisure Australia is the leading industry association for professionals in the sector: the people behind the places. find out more about the Awards you can visit: Awards Of Excellence (


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