News: Parks

NZRA announces 2018 industry award winners at National Conference

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) has recognised the people, places and organisations that enable recreation experiences to occur at its 2018. Presented as the climax of the…

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Oct 26, 2018 Aquatics / Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /

 
 

Sunshine Coast Council awarded for strategic parks planning

Sunshine Coast Council has been recognised for its strategic planning work, taking home an Award of Excellence at the Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards held during…

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Oct 25, 2018 Attractions / Environment / Government / Parks / Tourism /

 
 

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney deliver $140 million to NSW economy

A Deloitte report has found Sydney’s 'green lungs' - the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain - contributed around $140 million to the NSW economy in the 2016/17 financial…

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Oct 24, 2018 Environment / Finance / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

New Australian Green Flag Award winners announced at International Parks Congress

Last week’s International Parks and Leisure Congress in Melbourne saw the unveiling of the 2018/19 winners of the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces. Presented during the…

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Oct 24, 2018 Environment / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

4,500 hectares added to NSW national parks estate

Facing political pressure to downgrade protections of its national parks, the NSW Government has announced that it is to expaned the estate, adding over 4,500 hectares to the network.…

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Oct 23, 2018 Culture / Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Centennial Parklands secures multiple awards at International Parks and Leisure Congress

Having gained nine awards in the last year and a National Heritage Listing, Sydney’s Centennial Park, has just won three more prestigious awards at this week’s International…

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Oct 19, 2018 Environment / Marketing / Parks / Play / Recreation /

 
 

Helicopter accident claims lives of Department of Conservation staff

The death of three men in a helicopter crash in Wanaka yesterday has had a huge impact on the community, with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Conservation Minister Eugenie…

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Oct 19, 2018 Environment / Parks / Safety /

 
 

Gold Coast City Council announces new planning guidance for parks and outdoor play spaces

The City of Gold Coast has announced that it plans to take parks planning to the “next level” with the endorsement of tighter design parameters for playground equipment and park…

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Oct 19, 2018 Access / Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety /

 
 

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