News: Environment

Taronga Western Plains Zoo secures its position as conservation powerhouse

With its delivery of four successful programs and a fifth commencing in the next 12 months, Taronga Western Plains Zoo is securing itself as the threatened species conservation powerhouse…

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Sep 13, 2021 Attractions / Education / Environment / Zoos /


Paynters appointed to lead refurbishment of Townsville’s Reef HQ Aquarium

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has appointed Paynters as the principal contractor for the $80.1 million refurbishment of the 34-year-old facility - Townsville’s Reef HQ…

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Sep 10, 2021 Attractions / Education / Environment / Recreation / Tourism /


Centara Resort becomes first Asian hospitality group to formally incorporate GSTC-recognised standards

Leading Thailand hotel operator, Centara Hotels and Resorts, has announced its recent achievement of the ‘GSTC-Recognised Standard’ status from the Global Sustainable Tourism…

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Sep 10, 2021 Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /


Campaign launched to highlight risks to Exmouth Gulf humpback whales from proposed industrial port

A new national advertising campaign -‘Worth the Risk?’ - has launched to raise awareness of the risks posed to humpback whale mothers and calves from the controversial Gascoyne…

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Sep 10, 2021 Environment / Government / Tourism /


KP Hardiman Hockey Field showcases potential of recycled materials

The KP Hardiman Hockey Field, home to La Trobe University Hockey Club and an internationally accredited hockey field in Melbourne’s City of Darebin has used 98% reclaimed tyres for…

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Sep 9, 2021 Design / Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Venues /


Ariake Gymnastics Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Centre recognised for sustainable timber construction

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed The Ariake Gymnastics Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Centre are among the eight projects shortlisted for 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber -…

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Sep 9, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Design / Environment / Venues /


Surf Life Saving NSW releases new report offering beach safety warning ahead of COVID restrictions easing

With an anticipated relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions for NSW over the coming months, Surf Life Saving NSW has today released their 2021 NSW Coastal Safety Report to highlight the need…

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Sep 8, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Environment / Recreation / Safety /


NSW National Parks set target of zero extinctions of species

NSW National Parks are setting a target of zero extinctions under an historic National Parks plan to declare 221 sites as Assets of Intergenerational Significance (AIS) across 110 national…

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Sep 8, 2021 Environment / Parks /


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