Thursday, April 25, 2024

Brimbank in the swim for award hat-trick

Brimbank City Council is celebrating recent award achievements at the annual Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Industry Awards.

Council was nominated in seven categories and received three awards, including:

  • Swim School Award;
  • Sustainability Award;
  • Marketing and Communications Award – Digital Transformation.

Sunshine Leisure Centre credited the ARV Swim School Award to its active communication with families, forward thinking innovations like virtual swim classes and the retention of the majority of swim teachers to ensure class availability when students returned to the program following lockdowns.

“I’m proud and thrilled that Brimbank has received three awards at this year’s Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Industry Awards,” said Brimbank Mayor, Jasmine Nguyen.

“Council is committed to providing innovative and community focused services and awards like these show that our work is leading the way within the aquatics industry.”

With the assistance of Brimbank City Council’s sustainability team, Brimbank Leisure Centres were able to demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainable operational practices which led to receiving the ARV Sustainability Award, Council said in a statement today.

Fourteen initiatives were included in the submission to demonstrate the active involvement in reducing carbon emissions and excessive water usage.

Over a two year period, the Sunshine Leisure Centre was able to reduce electricity usage by 340,000KWH through solar panel farms on the outdoor pool grandstand and multi-deck car park.

The reverse Osmosis plant produced 19,000KL of water to reduce usage from mains water. This is the second year in succession that Brimbank City Council has won the ARV Sustainability award.

The leisure centres were also the recipient of the Marketing and Communications Award for Digital Transformation.

“Through a range of digital initiatives such as the launch of the new Brimbank Leisure Centres website, a Brimbank Leisure Centres app and online solutions to meet the needs of the community, Brimbank City Council demonstrated excellence in marketing and communication strategies within its aquatic and leisure facilities,” Council said.

As part of the digital transformation, enrolments for swim school are now available online.

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