News: Parks

Blacktown City Riverstone skate park opened for holidays

The long-awaited Riverstone skate and youth space recently opened for skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes, in time for the summer holidays. Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP joined…

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Jan 4, 2019 Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Far North District Council and Sportsville sign park management agreement

A joint Management Agreement aimed at improving, developing and enhancing Lindvart Park in Kaikohe has been signed by the Far North District Council and community sports organisation,…

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Jan 3, 2019 Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Clarence Valley Council to pay $300,000 for removal of culturally significant scar tree

Clarence Valley Council has been ordered to pay $300,000 after pleading guilty to destroying a scar tree which is culturally significant to Aboriginal people in Grafton and the Clarence…

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Jan 2, 2019 Culture / Environment / Parks /


World Forum on Urban Forests launches a global call to action

The first-ever global forum on urban forests has moved forward with a significant milestone in relation to urban greening and trees in the built environment. Held earlier this month in…

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Dec 31, 2018 Environment / Parks /


Rangers warn of dangers as walkers ignore heat warnings in Northern Territory parks

Park rangers in the Northern Territory are pleading with visitors to take notice of severe heat warnings in Central Australia after several walkers underestimated conditions over the…

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Dec 31, 2018 Environment / Parks / Safety / Tourism /


Live Wire Park delivers adrenaline-fuelled activities during summer holidays

Open for their first-ever summer season, Live Wire Park is offering a unique outdoor experience for guests in the heart of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road Region. Located just 1…

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Dec 28, 2018 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Heatwave sees cities and regions approach record temperatures

Temperatures are soaring above 40 degrees Celsius across Australia as extreme weather hits parts of South Australia, Western Australia, NSW, Victoria, the Northern Territory and the ACT.…

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Dec 28, 2018 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


More than 50 Australian plant species face extinction within 10 years

More than 50 Australian plant species are under threat of extinction within the next decade, according to a major study of the nation’s threatened flora. Just 12 of the most at-risk…

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Dec 26, 2018 Environment / Parks /


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