News: Play

Canopy Grant Program continues to help combat Perth’s urban heat

A new Urban Canopy Grant Program to help combat urban heat in Perth in the face of climate change, will see more than 2,400 trees planted in 14 local government areas by 2022 with…

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May 20, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Romsey Ecotherapy Park receives final stage funding

Macedon Ranges Shire Council has received $615,000 funding for the third and final stage of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park which will add a woodland ramble and space to encourage nature play,…

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May 20, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Penrith City Council tests new walking grid initiative in Kingswood

Penrith City Council’s co-designed new walking grid in Kingswood - The Live, Work, Play Grid - starts in Wainwright Park and encourages local residents, students and workers to walk…

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May 19, 2021 Design / Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Port Macquarie-Hastings Councillors to consider new aquatic centre plans

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is advancing its plans for a new aquatic centre to replace its ageing facility at Macquarie Park. Set to be considered at a Council meeting this week,…

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May 18, 2021 Aquatics / Design / Finance / Play / Recreation /


Matta Products’ softfall surfacing protecting children and the environment

Darryn Dearlove, Business Development Manager for Active Discovery, the Australian distributors of Play Matta™ Products, has shared his view that the New Zealand-based company is…

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May 11, 2021 Environment / Play / Surfaces /


Confusion over invoices sent to Parks and Leisure Australia members

The past 24 hours has seen industry body Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) experience an issue with potentially false invoices sent to member. Early yesterday afternoon, the…

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May 11, 2021 Finance / Play / Recreation / Security / Technology /


New Zealand’s Green Pavlova conference returns from 25th to 28th May

After New Zealand's 2020 Green Pavlova conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, Recreation Aotearoa will be staging its annual event for parks, recreation and open space professionals…

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May 11, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


Plans unveiled for outdoor sporting and recreation network in Parramatta

City of Parramatta Council’s ‘Heart of Play’ masterplan - a new blueprint for an outdoor sporting and recreation network in North Parramatta that serves as the local…

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May 11, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport /


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