News: Parks

Conservationists alert UNESCO of Australian Government’s move to weaken legal protection for heritage sites

Australian conservation groups have written to the Director-General of UNESCO, warning the international body of “alarming moves by the Australian Government to weaken legal…

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Sep 7, 2020 Environment / Government / Legal / Parks /


Melbourne’s Royal Park seeding initiative aims to produce first indigenous wildflower meadow

The City of Melbourne has planted almost one million seeds along Gatehouse Street in Royal Park, in a trial that will test ways to create large indigenous wildflower meadows. This trial,…

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Sep 7, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Living turf crucial for mitigating ‘urban heat island’ effects

The results of a two-year research project undertaken by Hort Innovation shows clear evidence of the benefits of living turf for mitigating the ‘urban heat island’ effect in…

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Sep 3, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Surfaces /


North Ryde Council approves major upgrades for Blenheim Park

Under a new masterplan endorsed by Sydney's North Ryde Council, Blenheim Park will be expanded and have a greater range of diverse and inclusive facilities to cater to the entire…

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Sep 3, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Kingston Council designates beaches and reserves as smoke-free zones

Kingston Council has designated all beaches, foreshore areas and reserves in Kingston - situated south east of Melbourne - as smoke-free zones, with the ban meaning fines for either…

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Sep 3, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


New campgrounds and walk trails under construction for Turquoise Coast

New campgrounds have opened along Western Australia’s Turquoise Coast with a new 27 kilometre walk trail in Lesueur National Park to be completed later this year. Managed by the…

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Sep 2, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Outdoor industry sector continues urging government to reconsider its COVID restrictions

Outdoors NSW and Act is urging the NSW Government to reconsider its COVID restrictions for the outdoor education industry highlighting that while the government allows pubs and restaurants…

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Sep 2, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Venues /


Land Restoration Fund to benefit Queensland environment and threatened species

Nearly $93 million of the first round of the $500 million Land Restoration Fund (LRF) has been announced – going to 21 projects across Queensland - and set to reduce carbon…

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Sep 2, 2020 Environment / Finance / Parks /


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