About the Policy

The community, as outlined in the Community Vision, is seeking an inclusive and welcoming community through accessible infrastructure and facilities.

The Victorian Government through the Office of Women and Girls developed a Fair Access roadmap which requires all Victorian Councils to adopt a Fair Access policy to remain eligible for Victorian Government infrastructure funding towards sport and recreation facilities.

Despite the expectations of the Victorian Government, the direction to make Cardinia a fairer place to play sport and be active is the right thing to do.

Council acknowledges that there are challenges for everyone to participate in sport and active recreation based on their gender, age, culture, language, abilities, etc. The Active Cardinia Strategy defines ‘active recreation’ as non-competitive physical activity undertaken during leisure time, individually or in groups. Examples of active recreation include, but not limited to walking, cycling, running, fitness/exercise activities, swimming and yoga.

Council is seeking your advice on how we can make Cardinia a fairer place and identify ways we can remove barriers to increase participation in active recreation across the shire, in particular females.

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback! Follow this page to received all updates on the final Fair Access Policy once completed.

It's time for Fair Access

Survey Form

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Personal information collected by Council, its external service providers or contractors, is used for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act 2020. The personal information will be held securely and used solely by Council for these purposes and/or directly related purposes. Council may disclose this information to other organisations if required or permitted by legislation, and who are bound by substantially similar obligations. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for the above purpose and that he or she may apply to Council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and/or correction should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer on 1300 787 624 or mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Drop-in Sessions

  • Tuesday 2 July 2024

    Location: Hills Hub - Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald

    Time: 10am - 12pm

  • Wednesday 3 July 2024

    Location: Pakenham Library - Cnr John St &, Henry St, Pakenham VIC 3810

    Time: 10am - 11am

  • Wednesday 3 July 2024

    Location: Cardinia Life - 4/6 Olympic Way, Pakenham VIC 3810

    Time: 2pm - 3pm

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