Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…read more
WA Health Department to issue ‘Spray Park’ guidance
The Western Australia Department of Health is developing laws for the operation of spray parks (also known as splash pads and 'zero-depth' water playgrounds) in Western Australia.
When agreed these laws will be delivered in two ways.
First, a set of generic guidelines are to be issued on the WA Health website - a draft, on which comment is invited, can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Second, a soon to be created Section 12, covering spray parks/splash pads/water playgrounds will be added to the Western Australia Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management and Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities.
Both documents have been developed in conjunction with the Western Australian Aquatic Facilities Working Group, a working group created to advise the Executive Director Public Health.
Aquatic industry suppliers are welcoming the prospect of this new guidance, highlighting the leading role that Western Australia has previously taken in the development of commercial pool guidelines and facility approvals along with WA being the only state that has legislative standards for commercial pool operations.
The construction and operation of water spray parks are considered to be a water body governed by commercial pool legislation in Western Australia.
Current WA Aquatic Facilities legislation can be viewed at www.public.health.wa.gov.au/cproot/4196/2/Water%20spray-playgrounds.pdf
Image courtesy of Empex Watertoys.
18th August 2010 - WATER USAGE AND SAVINGS IN AQUATIC FACILITIES
27th February 2009 - CRYPTOSPORIDIUM INFECTION HITS 200 IN SYDNEY
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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
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
Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…read more
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!