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Parks and Leisure Australia calls for final nominations for Green Flag Award

Parks and Leisure Australia calls for final nominations for Green Flag Award
August 18, 2021

Parks and Leisure Australia are calling for final nominations for the Green Flag Award®  with nominations closing on 31st August 2021.

The Green Flag Award® is the international mark of a quality park or green space and each year parks, reserves and green spaces are nominated for this highly sought-after award. The scheme was set up in 1996 to recognise and reward green spaces in England and Wales and since then has been introduced to many countries throughout the world.

It's now more important than ever that people have access to quality parks and green spaces to ensure we can all lead healthy lives.

Nominated parks will be assessed by green space-expert volunteers, across eight criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome.

Aims of The Green Flag Award®

  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.

Eligible Spaces

Green spaces which are freely accessible to the public and have a site-specific management plan are eligible for the Green Flag Award ®. Green spaces include:

  • Public parks and open spaces
  • Formal gardens
  • Nature reserves
  • Cemeteries and crematoria
  • University campuses
  • Water parks

With over 2,000 entries in 2020 from 15 countries including New Zealand, USA, Belgium, UK, Republic of Ireland and Finland, Australia bagged nine awards.

To view last year's winners click here

The Green Flag Award® celebrates the very best, well-managed parks and green spaces internationally and we would love to see parks and green spaces across Australia awarded an international Green Flag!

The Green Flag Award® is valid for a period of 12-months.

Key Dates

  • 31st August 2021 - Nominations Close
  • 1st September – 31st October 2021 - Judging
  • 24th November 2021 - Awards Announced

For full details and to enter click here.

Image top: 2020 Green Flag Award - Rosalind Park, City of Greater Bendigo

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