News: Parks

Queensland’s Binna Burra Road reopening aims to reboot local tourism

Having been closed since bushfires swept across the Gold Coast hinterland in September 2019, Binna Burra Road reopens today - marking an important recovery milestone for the community and…

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Sep 1, 2020 Attractions / Environment / Hospitality / Parks / Tourism /


Public spaces key to cooling urban areas

Urban heat mitigation could be enhanced by planned development that takes account of cities as collections of public, not private spaces, new research suggests. Landcom, the NSW…

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Aug 31, 2020 Environment / Parks /


Plans for Sydney’s north shore see development reduced and new parks added

The NSW Government has announced a commitment to 8.5 hectares of extra parkland with part of the extra open space to be created through converting the Holtermann Street car park in the…

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Aug 31, 2020 Design / Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Parks Australia Director James Findlay resigns after Kakadu traditional owners call for sacking

Following calls from Kakadu Aboriginal traditional owners for him to be sacked, Dr James Findlay has resigned from his role Director of Parks Australia. Dr Findlay’s resignation…

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Aug 28, 2020 Culture / Government / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Toowoomba’s parks and public spaces prepare for Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba’s parks and public spaces will once again be celebrating the award-winning Queensland event - Carnival of Flowers - during September, creating a spectacular canvas of…

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Aug 26, 2020 Environment / Events / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


New dog parks to be created across Victoria

The Victorian Government aims to deliver more green, open space for communities by creating 17 new dog parks across the state. In May the Government announced it would establish nine new…

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Aug 26, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Floriade 2020 offers mix of virtual and in-person experiences to support local tourism

In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined with Canberra’s annual spring celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to being experienced as a mix of virtual and…

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Aug 26, 2020 Entertainment / Events / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Te Araroa Trust partners with Walking Access Commission

Te Araroa Trust and the Walking Access Commission have partnered to work on the Trust’s length-of-New Zealand trail. The Trust is kaitiaki (Māori term used for the concept of…

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Aug 26, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


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