Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
2014 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships set for WA’s Scarborough Beach
Western Australia's Scarborough Beach is set to host the 2014 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
Western Australia Tourism Minister Kim Hames announced that the WA Government, through Eventscorp, in conjunction with Surf Life Saving WA and the City of Stirling, has secured the rights to the week-long championships, commonly known as the 'Aussies'.
The event, expected to attract more than 11,000 interstate visitors to Western Australia, was best by controversy this year following the drowning death of a teenage competor.
However, Minister Hames is upbeat about bring the event to Perth, stating "the Aussies are on the same scale as the Commonwealth Games in terms of numbers of competitors.
"It is a massive event, and getting it back on the west coast in 2014 is a coup for Scarborough, Perth and the State as a whole.
"When the Aussies were last held at Scarborough in 2009, an estimated 81,000 spectators and competitors descended on the beach during the six days of competition.
"The boost to local tourism and hospitality industries in 2014 will be enormous, with a forecast benefit to the local economy conservatively put at more than $20 million.
"Scarborough Beach has ideal conditions for the Aussies and was widely praised by competitors and organisers when it last hosted the event."
Minister Hames concluded "hosting an event of this size will also help activate the Scarborough beachfront, which is a tourism development priority for the State Government."
Surf Life Saving Australia has already advised that the 2013 Australian Championships will be moved from Kurrawa Beach to another Gold Coast location.
For more information go to www.ausleisure.com.au/news/venue-change-for-2013-australian-surf-life-saving-championships
11th April 2012 - VENUE CHANGE FOR 2013 AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
3rd April 2012 - SURF LIFESAVING SAFETY EXPERT CALLS FOR EVENT PROBE
29th March 2012 - MISSING COMPETITOR PUTS FOCUS ON SURF LIFE SAVING EVENT SAFETY
6th March 2012 - FEDERAL COALITION LEADER PLEDGES MORE MONEY FOR LIFE SAVING
22nd March 2010 - LIFE SAVING SURF EVENTS SCRAPPED AFTER IRONMAN DEATH
8th January 2010 - SURF LIFESAVERS URGE BEACHGOERS TO PLAY IT SAFE
19th November 2009 - PEACE OF MIND FOR PERTH BEACHGOERS
28th October 2009 - BEACH ‘BRAVADO’ KILLING AUSSIE MEN
17th April 2009 - HORROR WEEK LEADS TO WATER SAFETY PLEA
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!