VicHealth Local Government Initiative of the Year Award
Allocation and Use of Sporting Facilities, Grounds and Pavilions Policy – Moreland City Council
In 2009, Moreland City Council began research and consultation to identify the key challenges in the provision of sport, leisure and active recreation for women and girls within the municipality. The review identified several issues around gender inequality. To address the inequity, council introduced a Sports Ground and Pavilion Allocation Policy. The policy requested clubs to be inclusive of women, juniors, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse communities, or risk losing allocation of a ground to a club that is being inclusive. This is the first council in Victoria to prioritise the allocation and use of sporting grounds and pavilions to clubs that demonstrate inclusiveness of women and girls.
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