News: Parks

Yarra Ranges Council recruits for new projects

The Yarra Ranges Council Recreation and Active Living team is currently recruiting project managers for a number of exciting projects, including the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination,…

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Jan 30, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Kakadu National Park has busiest year in a decade

New data shows visitation to Kakadu National Park has reached its highest point in a decade, despite falls in overall numbers across the Northern Territory's tourism sector. Meryl…

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Jan 28, 2019 Environment / Marketing / Parks / Tourism /


New ACT wetlands aims to protect environment and provide safe swimming

Construction has started on wetlands in the Fyshwick catchment that will clean stormwater flowing into Lake Burley Griffin and downstream into the Murrumbidgee River system. The…

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Jan 28, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Funding announced for Nepean River Regatta Park upgrades

The Penrith community's vision for better access to the beautiful Nepean River is one step closer, following this week’s $24 million funding announcement for upgrades to Regatta…

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Jan 28, 2019 Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Saltwater crocodile killed at popular Broome beach

Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service officials have defended the decision to kill a 3.7-metre saltwater crocodile at a popular Broome beach in Western Australia's Kimberley.…

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Jan 26, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety /


Plan for Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to attract more visitors

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens could soon be attracting thousands more visitors, with the Victorian Government to provide a $5 million in initial funding for a proposed new nature…

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Jan 25, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Auckland Royal Reserve Playground opens

A new $4.1 million Royal Reserve Playground in Massey, funded by Henderson-Massey Local Board, has officially opened. The opening follows an 18-month construction period that turned an…

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Jan 25, 2019 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Marine sanctuaries allow rock lobsters to thrive

Parks Victoria surveys of rock lobsters in Victorian marine protected areas have revealed populations are thriving, indicating that Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Merri Marine…

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Jan 24, 2019 Environment / Parks /


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