Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Healthy Parks Healthy People grants announced

Healthy Parks Healthy People grants announced
May 31, 2013

Victoria's parks and the people who use and work in them are set to benefit from 120 projects backed by $380,000 in Victorian Government grants.

Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced the recipients of the 2013-14 Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Grants Program, with projects ranging from the preservation of high country huts, to revegetation of Leadbeater's Possum' habitat.

Minister Smith "the Community Grants Program supports the work of volunteers in parks and reserves across the state focusing on key areas of park management including environmental protection, constructing recreation facilities, heritage, community awareness and disability and multicultural access.

"It is inspiring to see the huge range of ways in which the community is getting involved to help care for our urban and regional parks and make them more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

"This year's projects include revegetation works, organising festivals that celebrate Aboriginal culture and the environment, weed and pest control, upgrading visitor facilities and work to help protect threatened species."

Minister Smith said the grants were another way the Coalition Government was building lasting partnerships between parks, community groups and individuals with a focus on practical, hands-on-activities.

Among the 120 projects and activities are:

• Hooded Plover nest protection;

• Koala and malleefowl population monitoring at Great Otway National Park and Big Desert Wilderness Park;

• Feral goat control at the Mount Mittamatite Regional Parks;

• Support for the Lake Bolac community Eel Festival;

• Cactus control field days in Maldon; and

• Yellow Bellied Glider habitat restoration at Lysterfield Park.

Minister Smith "Strong communities need a healthy and clean environment, which is why the Coalition Government is taking action to support the Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Grants Program.

"There is a strong body of evidence that shows being in a natural space like a park has significant benefits for mental health and wellbeing. I encourage people to get out and get involved in their local parks."

Minister Smith said the grants program supported the Coalition Government's Environmental Partnerships Action Plan, which is focused on building strong partnerships between government, community groups, business and individuals to protect and enhance the environment.

For further information call 131 963 or go to www.parks.vic.gov.au

21st July 2010 - FREE PARKS ENTRY MAKES VICTORIANS HEALTHIER

7th December 2009 - INTERNATIONAL HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE CONGRESS 2010


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 www.ausleisure.com.au 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

IP HUB

Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology

 
 

GUNNEBO

Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Security / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

DEBITSUCCESS

Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Golf / Recreation

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

SICO SOUTH PACIFIC

SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Venues

 
 
 
 

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