News: Safety

Adelaide Festival Centre to receive $35 million upgrade to improve access and safety systems

Adelaide Festival Centre is to receive an extensive $35 million upgrade, beginning in 2025, which is designed to improve the access to the centre as well as its fire and safety systems.…

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Jan 6, 2024 Access / Entertainment / Safety / Venues /


Taronga and Melbourne Zoo challenged by monkey escapes, false alarms and euthanasia

Zookeepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo identified that a spider monkey had left its habitat in the morning of 2nd January while on 3rd January a false alarm was activated at Melbourne…

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Jan 5, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Education / Safety / Zoos /


Burswood Park Board to undertake safety review after two children drown in the Swan River

The Burswood Park Board has advised that it will investigate the safety of its riverside recreation site after two children drowned in Perth’s Swan River on New Year's Eve. With…

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Jan 4, 2024 Legal / Play / Safety /


Blue Mountains Council calls for vigilance in parks and natural areas following lightning strikes

Blue Mountains Council is calling upon residents and visitors to take extreme care when outdoors and in parks and natural areas during severe weather and advised two people were taken to…

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Jan 4, 2024 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Gold Coast theme parks reopen again after severe weather events

Gold Coast theme parks Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet‘n’Wild Gold Coast have reopened today after further severe weather events caused their…

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Jan 3, 2024 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Marketing / Safety / Tourism / Waterparks /


New jet skis help lifesavers to protect NSW beaches

To support lifesavers, 14 new jet skis have been deployed to NSW beaches, following the NSW Government’s record $23 million investment in Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW). Accounting…

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Jan 3, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Wild weather events impact Queensland tourism

The impact of Tropical Cyclone Jasper in Far North Queensland before Christmas and storm and flooding events in south-east Queensland in the past week have delivered a severe setback to…

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Jan 3, 2024 Environment / Safety / Tourism /


German experts commissioned by ATSB to join 2023 Sea World helicopter crash investigation

One year on from the fatal mid-air collision involving two helicopters near Sea World on the Gold Coast, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has advised it has commissioned a…

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Jan 2, 2024 Attractions / Safety / Tourism /


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