News: Parks

Adelaide becomes first Australian city to be named a National Park City

The UK-based global National Park City Foundation has named Adelaide as the world’s second National Park City, and the first Australian city to receive the honour. The National Park…

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Dec 19, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


$1.3 million skate park opens at Blackwater in Central Queensland

A $1.3 million skate park at Blackwater in Central Queensland has officially opened and includes an all-abilities skate circuit, a pump track for beginners and experienced bike riders,…

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Dec 17, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport /


Adventure playgrounds to be included in first stage of Subiaco Oval Precinct development

The first stage of development at The Oval Precinct at Subi East will deliver new community amenity and facilities around Subiaco Oval in January and will include adventure playgrounds and…

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Dec 16, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Online platform being developed to make it easier to find sun-safe playgrounds and parks

New technology is being developed by researchers at the University of Southern Queensland that will make it easier to find playgrounds and parks with ample shade and sun protection.…

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Dec 16, 2021 Education / Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety /


Wollondilly Council moves forward with two aquatic playgrounds

Wollondilly Shire Council has advised that it's plan to develop aquatic play areas at The Oaks and Thirlmere have been boosted by $840,000 from the NSW Government's Resources for…

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Dec 16, 2021 Aquatics / Parks / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /


29-year lease for Quarantine Station at Manly North Head sold to pub owner

A 29-year lease for the historic Quarantine Station at Manly North Head in Sydney has been acquired by a local pub owner. Glenn Piper, who bought and transformed the nearby Harbord Hotel…

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Dec 16, 2021 Hospitality / Parks / Tourism / Venues /


Queenstown to ensure freedom camping is undertaken in a responsible and sustainable way

Although COVID-19 has impacted visitor numbers to Queenstown in the last two years, Queenstown Lakes District Council is anticipating higher numbers of campers returning to the region, and…

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Dec 14, 2021 Environment / Legal / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


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