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We are upgrading Sumner Park pavilion to make it more accessible for the broader community.
Merri-bek is the first Council in Victoria to prioritise the allocation and use of sporting grounds and pavilions to clubs which demonstrate inclusiveness of women and girls in particular. Merri-bek prides itself on being a leader in female participation in sports. The Active Women and Girls Strategy 2015 and a Allocation and use of sporting facilities, grounds and pavilions Policy in 2010 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 who offers inclusive programs.
Merri-bek City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.
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