News: Play

Sunshine Coast Council closes holiday parks, play areas and ocean pools

Sunshine Coast Council has today announced that all its skate parks and all play equipment in the parks it manages is closed until further notice and that its six holiday parks are closed…

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Mar 26, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Tourism /


World Urban Parks emphasises that ‘Nature Never Closes’

Amid global concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, World Urban Parks has highlighted its advocacy and support for the power of parks, open spaces, and nature as essential resources for…

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Mar 26, 2020 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Coronavirus Update: Shoalhaven closes ocean pools, national park closures, Star lays off 8,000 staff - 25th March

The City of Gold Coast has advised that its 600 playgrounds, 389 barbecues and 347 pieces of gym equipment are now closed until further notice. With staff to erect signage at facilities…

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Mar 25, 2020 Aquatics / Education / Events / Hospitality / Parks /


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces new measures aimed at slowing spread of Coronavirus

New restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of Coronavirus have been announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with more businesses and public facilities to be required to…

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Mar 25, 2020 Aquatics / Attractions / Finance / Government / Play /


Play Australia advises that while playgrounds close outdoor play is fine

National play advocacy group Play Australia has announced today that "while playgrounds are to be closed, it’s still ok to play outside". With Australian Prime Minister…

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Mar 25, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Life Floor gains growing recognition as preferred safety surface for splash pads and pool surrounds

Since being introduced to the Australian market in 2016, Life Floor has gained increasing recognition for its performance and a growing list of significant installations. Designed…

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Mar 16, 2020 Aquatics / Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety /


Lotterywest grant delivers additional features to Midvale Skate Park

A $1 million Lotterywest grant has enabled the City of Swan to deliver additional features to the Midvale Skate Park including a pump track and skate bowl. Prior to receiving the…

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Mar 15, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport /


New surface transforms Springfield Water Park

An innovative new surface at the popular Springfield Water Park at Robelle Domain parklands in south east Queensland has transformed the aquatic play area with its improved drainage…

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Mar 9, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces /


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