Cardinia Shire Council wins Victorian Sport Award

Published: 13 June 2023

Cardinia Shire Council is proud to have won the Bunnings Trade ‘Local Government Initiative of the Year’ award.

Council was nominated for creating LGBTIQ+ connection, inclusion and enabling people to feel safe to participate in sport and active recreation. 

Events such as council’s IDAHOBIT Sport and Movement Festival, Parklife and Rainbow Ready Clubs enabled the LGBTIQ+ community to feel safe and comfortable to express themselves on the sporting field free from stigma and discrimination. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Tammy Radford thanked VicSport and the voting committee for this prestigious award. 

“To have won this award in such a strong field of finalists is a great honour and something that we are extremely proud of.”  

“Inclusion is at the forefront of our minds when we do projects, and to have the community engage with our initiatives means success to us.” Mayor Radford said. 

Council would also like to congratulate Officer City Soccer Club, who won the Love the Game ‘Sporting Club of the Year’ award for their commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented members of the community and social programs such as Go Girls and Girls United.  

For more information on sport and recreation in the shire, please visit  

Was this page useful?