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29 Nov 2021 7:04 pm
That’s a wrap! Day 2 of the #ParksandLeisureConference took us on such a journey. From our imagination to realisation, past to present, we feel like we travelled!.
In our highlights video, you’ll see just a snippet of the incredible speakers 💯. Thank you to each and every one of the​ keynotes and the delegates for your involvement and support. Thank you again also to our sponsors.
We look forward to seeing you in person next year!

26 Nov 2021 5:59 pm
🌟 Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced! 🌟

A BIG congratulations to Nick Cox from Belgravia Leisure, for being announced the 2021 Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award Winner.

Nick has been a long-term, active supporter of Parks and Leisure Australia, and more broadly to other organisations that promote and support the parks, leisure and community sport sectors. Nick’s personal and professional contributions toward enhancement of the standard of the industry has been extensive, impactful and enduring 🤩

Nick has consistently shared his experience and leadership at international, national, and state conferences. These presentations have been heavily attended, and have provided insights related to leadership, training and education of parks and leisure industry staff, crisis and risk management, organisational change, development and sustainment, and most recent topics have focussed on innovation, merging trends, and parks and leisure industry transformation for a changing world.

Find out more about the award here > https://bit.ly/3CNy60H
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26 Nov 2021 5:51 pm
🌟 Playspace Award (> $0.5M) winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Softfall Testing.

Huge congratulations to the City of Perth and Playce for winning the 2021 Playspace Award (> $0.5M) for the ‘Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny Playground’. City of Perth and Playce worked together to create the new playground, welcoming people of all ages, abilities (both physical and cognitive) and cultural backgrounds to enjoy the space, to socialise and play together. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/2Z2yf2l

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:48 pm
🌟 Strategic Planning Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Syngenta.

Huge congratulations to Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects for winning the 2021 Strategic Planning Award for the ‘Waverley Inclusive Play Space Study’. The study provides a blueprint to direct the future provision, planning, design and development of public inclusive play spaces across the Waverley local government area. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FKWKRB

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:46 pm
🌟 Research Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Endeavour Turf Professionals Pty Ltd (ETP Turf).

Huge congratulations to @the-citygreen-lab-pty-ltd for winning the 2021 Research Award for research into ‘A Better Approach to Providing Urban Greenspace’. The CityGreen Lab Pty Ltd used comparative case studies of two fast-growing, mid-sized cities in Australia and Canada to reveal insider perspectives and inform seven key principles for practitioners. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/30Jksyr

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:41 pm
🌟 Playspace Award (<$0.5M) Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Softfall Testing.

Huge congratulations to Mike Hewson for winning the 2021 Playspace Award (<$0.5M) for ‘St Peters Fences’. Mike Hewson envisioned St Peters Fences, a public art playground that recreates the front fences of houses demolished in St Peters, NSW. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3oLdVLG

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:37 pm
🌟 Park of the Year Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by GreenLife Group.

Huge congratulations to the City of Casey for winning the 2021 Park of the Year Award for ‘Livvi's Place at Edgebrook’. Variety Livvi's Place at Edgebrook showcases an innovative model of designing with empathy and story through play for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3Htvjgy

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:34 pm
🌟 Major Event of the Year Award winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Belgravia Leisure.

Huge congratulations to the City Of Port Phillip for winning the 2021 Major Event of the Year Award for the St Kilda Film Festival 2020. The City of Port Phillip transformed the St Kilda Film Festival to an online event in just six weeks, so it could continue to provide a showcase of Australia’s emerging cinema in people's homes. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3ct43AC

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26 Nov 2021 5:31 pm
🌟 David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Otium Planning Group.

Huge congratulations to Hsar Ju for winning the 2021 David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award. Hsar is an inspirational Community Ranger dedicated to connecting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to nature. Read more about him here 👉 https://bit.ly/3kPPEmE

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:28 pm
🌟 Community Facility of the Year Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Belgravia Leisure.

Huge congratulations to the City of Burnside for winning the 2021 Community Facility of the Year Award for ‘The Shed at Conyngham Street’. The City of Burnside transformed an unsightly and underutilised council storage depot into a unique, multi-purpose community hub. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FvFwHG

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:26 pm
🌟 Community Based Initiative of the Year Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by GreenLife Group.

Huge congratulations to the City of Melbourne and YMCA Victoria for winning the 2021 Community Based Initiative of the Year Award for their program ‘YMCA Skate Ambassadors X Skate Melbourne’. The program fosters a positive relationship between city skaters and visitors, businesses, and residents and breaks down barriers to participation in the sport. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/30IFCNh

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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26 Nov 2021 5:21 pm
🌟 Best Use of Technology Award Winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Christie.

Huge congratulations to ActiveXchange Pty Ltd for winning the 2021 Best Use of Technology Award for Putting Sport and Local Government on the Same Page with the SportsEye Network. Data from the SportsEye Network will evidence growth potential and community impact. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/3kLsCNN

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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