News: Parks

Toddler suffers severe burns to feet after stepping on metal plate in Ipswich park

A Queensland mother has advised that her 18-month-old daughter suffered severe burns to the bottom of her feet while playing at the River Heart Parklands in the south east Queensland city…

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Nov 10, 2018 Parks / Play / Safety / Surfaces /


Parks Victoria announces $1.2 million infrastructure facelift for popular open spaces

The Victorian Government has committed $1.2 million to complete much needed toilet infrastructure upgrades across four of Melbourne’s most popular metropolitan parks. With…

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Nov 9, 2018 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


City of Sydney to stage new Christmas festival

The City of Sydney is to transform the centre of Sydney into a festive playground with a new Christmas festival Taking over the streets of Sydney from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 24th…

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Nov 8, 2018 Arts / Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Parks /


World’s fastest rollercoaster zip line takes off in Sydney

The world’s fastest rollercoaster zip line which sets riders suspended above ground by a harness flying through the air at speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour has officially…

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Nov 7, 2018 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Parks and Leisure Australia becomes 300th Nature for All movement signatory

Parks and Leisure Australia has just become the 300th signatory to the Nature for All movement. A global movement to inspire love of nature, Nature for All is founded on the knowledge that…

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Nov 3, 2018 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Environmental groups concerned at Queensland Government plans for 60 year commercial leases in national parks

Plans by the Queensland Government to allow private companies to commercialise and build accommodation in three Queensland national parks – including areas with World Heritage status…

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Oct 29, 2018 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Funding boost for grassroots sport in Ballarat and Moorabool

The Victorian Government has announced the fast-tracking of upgrades for key sporting facilities across Ballarat and Moorabool Shire to provide better recreational opportunities.…

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Oct 29, 2018 Government / Parks / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Brisbane City Council opens new outdoor gyms

Brisbane City Council’s ongoing commitment to providing exercise equipment in its parks - which already sees 90 of its open spaces equipped with outdoor gyms - has seen the recent…

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Oct 26, 2018 Fitness / Parks / Recreation / Wellness /


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