News: Play

Western Sydney University scientist creates star rating for playground heat performance

With Australia’s current heatwave having a massive impact on outdoor play and recreation, urban ecosystem scientist Dr Sebastian Pfautsch of Western Sydney University is creating a…

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Jan 20, 2019 Environment / Play / Recreation / Safety /


New solution to fix tears on inflatable play equipment

With demand for inflatable play equipment and events - indoors, outdoors and on the water - increasing each year, operators are continually seeking to reduce downtime caused by the need for…

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Jan 16, 2019 Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /


Hastings District Council reports busy summer season at Splash Planet and community pools

Hastings District Council has advised that people have been heading to the its outdoor pools in droves since just before Christmas, with a “super busy summer season” seeing…

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Jan 14, 2019 Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Retail / Waterparks /


Palmerston Water Park to become one of the coolest and safest places for Northern Territorians 

Palmerston Water Park is to benefit from the installation of CCTV cameras to complement a recently-completed new shade over the toddler pool. The Northern Territory Government has sought…

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Jan 14, 2019 Aquatics / Play / Safety / Waterparks /


Belgravia Leisure to add new outdoor play park at Knox Leisureworks

Knox City Council in Melbourne has announced the addition of an outdoor ‘leisure play park’ to its Knox Leisureworks facility as part of a five-year plan for its future growth…

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Jan 11, 2019 Aquatics / Play / Recreation /


Rackley Swimming takes on management of two Gold Coast swim schools

Gold Coast children are set to swim with more skill and savviness with Rackley Swimming taking on the management of the Southport and Parkwood swim school sites. Previously managed by Lane…

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Jan 8, 2019 Aquatics / Play / Recreation /


Splashez Aquatic Centre enjoys busy summer in advance of official Australia Day reopening

Splashez Aquatic Centre is experiencing a busy summer period, with recent visitor numbers indicating the recently reopened facility will experience a bumper year. Since the reopening of…

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Jan 7, 2019 Aquatics / Play / Recreation /


Darwin’s Waterfront Park wins at Kidsafe National Playsafe Design Awards

The Waterfront Park children’s playground in Darwin has been announced as the first Northern Territory playground to secure Gold at the Kidsafe National Playsafe Design Awards. With…

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Dec 14, 2018 Design / Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety /


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