Council’s CEO Rebecca McKenzie and I recently met with local Labor, Liberal and Greens candidates from the Divisions of Higgins, Hotham, Goldstein and Macnamara to discuss Glen Eira’s future priorities in the lead up to the Federal Election on Saturday 18 May.
It was a big night for Glen Eira City Council on Tuesday 1 May at Parks & Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas) Awards of Excellence.
Council’s newest open space — Booran Reserve — won the Park of the Year Award and the Playspace Award (>$500k category). Booran Reserve has been open for 12 months and has been a huge drawcard to the municipality, providing something for people of all ages and abilities.
Council’s popular Groove and Graze series won the Major Event of the Year Award. The series of three family and pet friendly events is held in parks across the municipality, where you can feast your senses with delicious food, while relaxing with a live music.
The Awards of Excellence showcase the excellent work of parks and leisure professionals who deliver enormous benefit to our communities.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Tony Athanasopoulos said news of the awards was heard during last night’s Council Meeting.
“Council passed a motion of urgent business congratulating everyone on this fantastic result,” he said.
“It’s wonderful to see both Booran Reserve and the Groove and Graze series receive the recognition it deserves.”
The national winners will be announced at the prestigious Awards of Excellence gala dinner in Melbourne on