Cardinia Shire Good Choice Awards recognised 

Published: 10 December 2021

This year’s recipients of Cardinia Shire Good Choice Awards have been recognised at an online award ceremony. 

The awards recognise young people who have demonstrated resilience, kindness, and strength in their decision making throughout 2021.  

“The last couple of years have really drawn on our reserves of resilience and determination, particularly for young people whose lives have been turned upside down. They may have had to endure school disruptions, social isolation, uncertainty around family situations, mental health and employment issues,” said the Mayor, Cr Jeff Springfield. 

“During the pandemic, when the going got tough, it may have been easier to bury our heads in the sand. These awards celebrate young people who met the challenge head on. 

“Congratulations to all the nominees. Often it’s your leadership that has shown older members of our community how it’s done. We’re inspired by your ability to make the sometimes hard and uncomfortable choices to reach your goals and aspirations. You do Cardinia Shire proud.”  
The Good Choice Awards recognise the good choices our young people make and celebrate considered decision making such as:  

  • Prioritising study  
  • Applying for a job   
  • Making informed choices about their health and safety  
  • Accessing support networks even when it’s difficult  
  • Prioritising themselves, life goals and aspirations   
  • Choosing to spend time with good people  
  •  Engaging in school/returning to study with confidence 

The Good Choice Awards were held online on Thursday 9 December with live music care of the Ignite music crew and visit from the Mayor, Cr Jeff Springfield. 

All young people nominated received a voucher and certificate to acknowledge their 2021 Good Choice Award. 

Watch the award highlights including local band Strawbz at 

For more information about Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services, visit Council’s website at or call the Youth Services team on 1300 787 624 or email 

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