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Congratulations to this year's Green Flag Award winners:
Recently announced at the IPLC2018 Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
CEO Mark Band said he was looking forward to expanding the list of award winning parks next year. "The winning parks are meeting the needs of their local community by providing high standard open spaces. By working together with NZRA, I hope to see even more names on the list next year," Mr Band said. Green Flags flying over parks down under......
About the Awards
The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.
2019 Key Dates
|Applications Open||Applications Close||Judging||Awards Presentations*|
|Size (hectares)||Price||Heritage Fee||Community Fee|
|up to 19.99||$1280.00||$1280.00||$320.00|
|20.00 and over||$1580.00||$1280.00||$320.00|
Note: all prices are in Australian dollars and are GST exclusive
Visit the Green Flag Award website and complete the 'Apply for an Award' online form to receive your login details.
Each year, winners receive a Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award Flag. Those with Green Heritage Site Accreditation also receive a plaque to promote the status.
As the international standard for parks and green spaces, holding a Green Flag Award® brings with it a vast amount of prestige. It is also an excellent example of civic achievement and provides communities with a great sense of civic pride.
Winning a Green Flag Award® visibly demonstrates to the local community that a clear improvement has been made to a site.
Improving facilities at a park/green space and engaging more with the local community can have a knock on effect to the regeneration of an area. Upgrading a site to achieve Green Flag status can, for example, bring about improvements to health and education, reduce crime and improve the general cleanliness of an area, whilst at the same time providing a boost to its profile.
Having a Green Flag Award® is an excellent attraction for tourism. Research shows that people will make special trips to award-winning sites. What's more, by holding popular events at your site, you will guarantee yourself repeat visits.
Award winners have the opportunity to use the Green Flag Award® logos on all of their publicity and marketing materials, such as stationery, promotional literature, vehicles and uniforms. Winners are also provided with template press releases throughout the year that they can use as they wish.
Every winner has their own dedicated page on the Green Flag Award® website. This is fully customisable and a whole range of content can be included, such as a description of the park/green space, contact information website address, facilities and events.
Setting the Standards - Download the Green Flag Award Guidelines.
We would love to see parks across Australia awarded an international Green Flag! For more information contact Jenny O'Brien +61 8 8332 0130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This publication, produced to celebrate 2O years of the award in 2016, contains a series of case studies from some of our amazing winners and demonstrates how the criteria can be applied across a wide range of public green spaces.