News: Parks

Step into Life launches stand-alone HiiT sessions

Driven by member and consumer demand, Step into Life, Australia's largest group outdoor personal training program, has launched HiiT sessions as a stand-alone program enabling members…

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Jul 8, 2019 Fitness / Parks / Wellness /


World Urban Parks awards Auckland’s Shakespear Regional Park

Shakespear Regional Park in Auckland has been recognised as one of the best parks in the world by winning Silver in the inaugural International Large Urban Parks Awards, presented by World…

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Jul 5, 2019 Environment / Marketing / Parks / Recreation /


Massive tree planting has potential to tackle climate crisis

The planting of billions of trees across the world would be the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientific analysis. New research estimates that a…

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Jul 5, 2019 Environment / Parks /


Great Otways National Park benefits from facility upgrades

Melba Gully, a favourite location in the Great Otway National Park has had a makeover with the addition of a refurbished barbeque area and picnic shelter. With those works now complete,…

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Jul 5, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Blacktown Council staff halt work in dispute over use of Roundup weedkiller

More than 500 Blacktown City Council grounds maintenance and manual staff have returned to work following a meeting in the Industrial Relations Commission over the Council’s use of…

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Jul 4, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety / Wellness /


Federal Environment Minister grants woodlands protection after years of delay by predecessors

Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley has added new plants and animals to Australia’s national list of threatened species, including woodlands that had been eligible for protection…

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Jul 3, 2019 Environment / Government / Parks /


Fraser Coast Regional Council trials outdoor funeral ceremonies in parks and reserves

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has announced that funerals can now be held in nine selected parks and reserves in the region. The decision came following changes in the funeral…

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Jul 3, 2019 Parks /


City of Logan unveils plans for new $3.3 million aquatic playground

City of Logan has unveiled plans for a $3.3 million aquatic playground at Logan Gardens which will include four differently themed play areas, including a bucket-tipping pond, a totem spray…

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Jun 28, 2019 Aquatics / Parks / Play / Recreation /


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