News: Recreation

World Leisure announces 2019 International Innovation Prize results

The World Leisure Organisation has announced the results of the 2019 International Innovation Prize, presented during recent celebrations of the 2019 World Leisure Forum on ‘Leisure…

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Oct 31, 2019 Design / Parks / Recreation / Technology / Wellness /


City of Sydney to add artificial turf surfaces at three sports fields

The City of Sydney is planning to upgrade three sports fields to synthetic grass to allow more types of sports and year-round play, with the Council today announcing that three…

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Oct 31, 2019 Recreation / Sport / Surfaces /


Warringah Aquatic Centre looks to mark 40 years of operations

This Sunday will see the Warringah Aquatic Centre on Sydney's Northern Beaches mark 40 years since its official opening. A project that was first conceived in the 1930s and then took…

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Oct 30, 2019 Aquatics / Design / Recreation /


PLA presents national awards for excellence in parks, playgrounds and facilities

Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) has celebrated the brightest minds and most creative, sustainable and innovative initiatives from across its membership at its National Awards of…

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Oct 30, 2019 Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport /


Gold Coast Council reverses decision to infill lake following conservation campaign

Gold Coast City Council has bowed to pressure from conservation groups by voting to save a freshwater lake from being turned into a carpark. Having previously given approval for the Black…

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Oct 30, 2019 Environment / Recreation /


AusPlay survey advises that 89% of Australian adults participate in sport at least once a week

Sport Australia's latest AusPlay survey has revealed figures that show an extraordinarily high level of participation in sport and physical activity with 89.2% of adults - 17,979,684…

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Oct 30, 2019 Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Sport / Wellness /


New Ashfield Aquatic Centre to feature Australian-first movable floor

Currently undergoing a $44.7 million redevelopment, the Ashfield Aquatic Centre in inner western Sydney is to feature what Inner West Council calls a “a world class movable…

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Oct 30, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Technology /


EFM Health Clubs moves beyond franchising to offer staff gyms to corporates and councils

With 60 gyms across five states, EFM Health Clubs is moving beyond its established franchising model to offer fitness facilities to corporates and councils with a type of delivery model.…

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Oct 30, 2019 Fitness / Recreation /


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