Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Centennial Parklands gains world-class recognition with Green Flag Award

Centennial Parklands gains world-class recognition with Green Flag Award
January 29, 2013

Centennial Parklands has again been recognised as one of the world's leading public parklands by winning a prestigious Green Flag Award in the year of its 125th anniversary.

One of 10 recipients of the award in its inaugural year in Australia and New Zealand, Centennial Parklands (pictured) is well known for as the birthplace of modern Australia (being the home of Federation) and as one of the most popularly visited destinations in Australia.

The Green Flag Award is an international award which assesses the quality of parks across a number of categories, including their safety, quality of the facilities, management of the environment historical features, and as great places for people to play and recreate.

David Clarke, Chief Executive of Parks Forum (the Green Flag accreditation agency), congratulated Centennial Parklands on attaining the Award and said that it should consider itself alongside some of the world's highest quality parks.

Clarke explained "Australia's and New Zealand's natural environment has a lot to do with what makes our countries special. Our parks provide a window to the natural environment, and in a highly urbanised society this is more important than ever.

"We know that healthy, well managed parks mean healthier communities and the Green Flag Award shows us which parks are setting the standard.

"It's great to see Centennial Parklands recognised formally on the world stage. Local visitors, as well as national and international tourists can be sure that they will be visiting a great park."

Centennial Parklands Director and Chief Executive Kim Ellis expressed pride in receiving the award, adding "we are delighted to have been successful in attaining the Green Flag Award. This comes amidst much community celebration and acclaim for our 125th Anniversary celebrations for Centennial

Park and once again reinforces what has been acknowledged for many years these Parklands are indeed among the top public parklands in the world."

Other recipients of the inaugural Green Flag awards in Australia and New Zealand are:

• Ambury Regional Park and Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland Regional Council;
• Fitzroy Gardens, City of Melbourne;
• Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton City Council
• Hyde Park, City of Sydney;
• Karangahake Gorge and the Timber Trail - Pureora-Ongarue, New Zealand Department of Conservation;
• Kings Parks and Botanic Garden, Western Australia;
• Parihaka Scenic Reserve, Whangarei Regional Council;
• Phillip Island Nature Parks, Victoria;
• Tokorangi Forest (The Redwoods), Rotorua District Council.



Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

N/A 5dd5ee6d83faa

NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness


N/A 5dd5ee3a39d8a

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues


N/A 5dd5ee5d2b5b1

Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


N/A 5dd5ee3bce52f

Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


N/A 5dd5ee56727ce

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology


N/A 5dd5ee4c1d338

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness


Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Design


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business