News: Safety

Queensland Office of Fair Trading targets fitness facilities over contracts

With gyms, aquatic centres, fitness clubs and exercise studios having experienced a challenging 2020 as a result of COVID-19 closures, the Queensland Office of Fair Trading has issued…

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Jan 5, 2021 Billing / Fitness / Legal / Safety /


Season-opening Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix set to be postponed?

Formula 1's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next month is set to be postponed due to Victoria’s COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. After a disrupted 2020…

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Jan 5, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Surf Life Saving drones prove to be successful at keeping swimmers and surfers safe

The recent spotting of a large group of sharks at Evans Head on the NSW far north coast, highlights the success of Surf Life Saving's drones - Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) - at keeping…

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Jan 5, 2021 Environment / Recreation / Safety / Technology /


Erina Ice Arena reopens after removal of external cladding

The Erina Ice Arena on the NSW Central Coast has reopened after a 15-month refurbishment. Closed in August 2019 for the removal of external cladding found to be a serious safety risk…

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Jan 5, 2021 Recreation / Safety / Sport / Venues /


NSW Government reduce SCG’s crowd capacity to 25% for Australia v India Test

Struggling to contain clusters of Coronavirus around Sydney, the NSW Government has announced that the cricket Test between Australia and India will go ahead at the Sydney Cricket Ground…

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Jan 4, 2021 Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Shoalhaven sportsfields continue to receive improved lighting

Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to upgrade its sportsfields with energy efficient lighting installations planned for early 2021 at Ulladulla Sporting Complex, Lyrebird Park in Nowra…

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Jan 4, 2021 Safety / Sport / Venues /


Blacktown Council marks five years of its Aqua Learn to Swim program

Blacktown City Council has marked five years of its Aqua Learn to Swim program and its promotion by its mascot, Pip the Penguin. Operating at five aquatic facilities across the Blacktown…

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Jan 4, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Marketing / Safety /


NSW Government introduces new restrictions as Coronavirus cases rise

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a raft of new COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney as of yesterday, including the introduction of mandatory mask-wearing in a range of…

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Jan 3, 2021 Fitness / Government / Retail / Safety / Venues /


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