News: Parks

New skate park opens in Sydney’s northern beaches 

Launching a new $400,000 skate park at Lionel Watts Reserve in the Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest, Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan has advised that the site is part of…

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Oct 24, 2019 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Environmental levy helps secure key Logan green space

A 47-hectare parcel of land at in the City of Logan suburb of Bahrs Scrub that is a koala habitat and contains several rare tree species has been purchased by Logan City Council for…

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Oct 18, 2019 Environment / Parks /


George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre now open

Aiming to attract new visitors to the green space, the new $9.9 million George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre is now complete. Providing a hub for visitors to learn…

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Oct 17, 2019 Attractions / Education / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Ban on large events in Sydney’s Hyde Park leaves organisers searching for new venues

A decision by the City of Sydney council to ban large, multi-day events at Hyde Park from next year is forcing the organisers of two of Sydney’s biggest events to find new venues.…

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Oct 17, 2019 Events / Parks /


Community vision for Melbourne’s new public open space

The City of Melbourne is seeking community input on the use and purpose of Market Square - a new 1.5 hectare public open space in the Queen Victoria Market precinct. Advising that the…

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Oct 15, 2019 Design / Parks / Recreation /


Wellington City Council consultation sees playgrounds transition to play spaces

Treating New Zealand's capital city as one large ‘play space’ is at the heart of Wellington City Council’s review of the city’s 14-year-old Playgrounds Policy.…

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Oct 14, 2019 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Brisbane City Council reveals concepts for the transformation of Victoria Park golf course into new open space

A series of concept images revealing the transformation of Brisbane’s Victoria Park golf course into an expansive 45-hectare public park have been unveiled as part of Brisbane City…

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Oct 14, 2019 Design / Golf / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Concerns over plans for further private development in Tasmanian National Parks

The Tasmanian Government's plan to open up the islands World Heritage Area and national parks to more tourism developments is to be scrutinised the state’s Auditor-General.…

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Oct 13, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


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