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High Hopes for Port Hedland in Western Australian park awards

High Hopes for Port Hedland in Western Australian park awards
April 19, 2018

The rebuilding of Marapikurrinya Park and technological advancements in irrigation control are Town of Port Hedland initiatives that have been nominated in this year’s Parks and Leisure Australia WA Awards of Excellence.

These awards recognise the work of individuals and organisations who contribute to parks and recreation facilities in communities across Western Australia.

The 2018 edition of the Awards has seen the Town of Port Hedland nominated in two categories: The Playspace Award for the rebuilding of Marapikurrinya Playground, and the Best Use of Technology Award for using technology to improve service delivery in the community.

Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said the nominations recognise the hard work and vision of the Town, commenting “after the arson attack in 2015, the Town consulted heavily with the community and rebuilt Marapikurrinya Park into a more innovative and accessible facility.

“The addition of accessibility ramps for wheelchairs and prams, an accessible carousel and the nautical playground design suitable for a cross-section of ages means the park it better than ever.

“For both locals and tourists, the park has become a central place in Town to play, relax and unwind since its reopening in June 2017.

“In recent years, the Town has also taken steps to integrate more technology to improve service delivery.

“In particular, the installation of the Smartpark Control System has improved efficiency by enabling more irrigation control, flood light control, automatic fertilising and power monitoring.”

Award winners will be announced on Thursday 21st June.

Click here for more information on the Parks and Leisure WA Awards of Excellence. 

8th March 2018 - PORT HEDLAND PARKS TO TURN INTO FANTASY PLAYGROUNDS

23rd February 2018 - VALUE OF GREEN SPACE TO BE CELEBRATED THROUGH PARKS WEEK 2018 

25th August 2017 - TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND’S MARAPIKURRINYA PARK PLAYGROUND ATTRACTS LOCAL CHILDREN 

23rd March 2017 - PORT HEDLAND INVESTS $520,000 IN NEW COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND

11th March 2017 - GREEN FLAGS FLYING OVER AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC PARKS 

20th February 2017 - PARKS AND LEISURE AUSTRALIA SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON OUTDOOR FITNESS

4th February 2017 - MAGICAL PARK TECHNOLOGY CREATES DIGITAL FANTASY PLAYGROUNDS 

7th August 2016 - CURTIN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER’S OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES STUDY MOVES ON TO NATIONAL PLA AWARDS

3rd February 2016 - PARKS WEEK TO ADVOCATE FOR THE VALUE OF THE OUTDOORS 


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