News: Play

Newcastle continues to upgrade playgrounds as part of its annual improvement program

Newcastle’s Mayfield and New Lambton communities have celebrated the official opening of Dangar Park and Novocastrian Park as part of the City’s annual playground improvement…

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May 24, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Parks and Leisure Australia to stage ‘Deconstructed’ Conference series in Western Australia

Parks and Leisure Australia (WA) is to stage a series of conference events through the winter months addressing key issues of interest to parks and recreation professionals in Western…

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May 24, 2021 Consultants / Parks / Play / Recreation /


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 /


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