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Parks and Leisure Australia calls for final nominations for Green Flag Award
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.
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.
- 31st August 2021 - Nominations Close
- 1st September – 31st October 2021 - Judging
- 24th November 2021 - Awards Announced
For full details and to enter click here. https://www.parksleisure.com.au/Site/awards/green-flag/default.aspx
Image top: 2020 Green Flag Award - Rosalind Park, City of Greater Bendigo
10th December 2020 - Te Mata Park voted in top 10 of International Green Flag Awards Parks
8th December 2020 - Queanbeyan parks reaccredited with prestigious international Green Flag awards
30th November 2020 - 24 parks and open spaces across New Zealand receive Green Flag Award
13th May 2019 - Tauranga’s TECT Park secures Best of Parks Green Flag Award
20th November 2018 - 23 parks and open space areas in New Zealand receive Green Flag Awards
22nd May 2018 - Tapapakanga Regional Park retains Green Flag award
16th March 2018 - Auckland parks head list of Green Flags Award winners
5th October 2017 - Parks and Leisure Australia to manage Green Flag Award parks program
15th April 2017 - Fifth Green Flag Award cements Centennial Parklands’ world-class status
11th March 2017 - Green Flags flying over Australian and New Zealand public parks
9th January 2014 - Outstanding parks recognised with international Green Flag Award
29th January 2013 - Centennial Parklands gains world-class recognition with Green Flag Award
16th September 2012 - Green Flag Award launched in Australia and New Zealand
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