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8 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
We are very sad to learn of the recent passing of David Vial who had been suffering from an illness these past 15 months. David had been a strong, passionate advocate of the parks industry with over forty years' experience in the parks and recreation industry - including the public sector, private sector, and academia https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/vale-david-vial

8 Apr 2020 12:45 pm

It was indeed sad news when our industry learnt of the recent passing of David Vial who had been suffering from an illness these past 15 months. David had been a strong, passionate advocate of the parks industry with over forty years' experience in the parks and recreation industry - including the public sector, private sector, and academia.

7 Apr 2020 6:09 pm
7 April is #World #Health #Day the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind us of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions. #supportnursesandmidwives #covid19

7 Apr 2020 10:30 am

7th April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind us of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.

7 Apr 2020 10:24 am

Like every business across Australia and New Zealand, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, including those who work in or frequent health and leisure facilities. During such unprecedented times, the Belgravia Group are doing everything they can to continue to support the community, with the launch of their newly created Home Fitness Network ....

7 Apr 2020 10:16 am

Following Belgravia Group's launch of its Home Fitness Network, NovoFit have joined forces to provide more support for members as they continue to prepare for a different way of maintaining their health, fitness and well-being during this period of work-from-home and isolation.

7 Apr 2020 8:57 am

The Parks and Recreation Collection (PaRC) database is up and running and now we need your help! We want to make sure all important and relevant policies, plans, papers and reports for our industry are available in this one central point for members and the industry.

3 Apr 2020 8:12 pm
Just in case you’re not sure what you can and can’t do this weekend. This is a great summary of the rules across the nation. Take care and have a good weekend. https://lnkd.in/g3WnBig


Between health advice, quarantine and isolation directions, social distancing and more, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked no shortage of questions. Many of us are still confused about what we can and can't do, and a lot of it depends on which state or territory you live in. The advice is changing...
30 Mar 2020 8:17 pm



A "Job Keeper" payment has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison - eligible employers will receive $1500 per fortnight that must be passed on to workers. More detail: https://ab.co/2QVryrP
30 Mar 2020 8:16 pm

#LIVE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are addressing the media about economic measures and wage subsidies in response to COVID-19. MORE: https://ab.co/2UIW4pW
27 Mar 2020 3:44 pm
We support World Urban Parks and our industry partners in promoting the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. Please make sure social distancing rules are adhered to as you take time out. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019

27 Mar 2020 3:36 pm
Parks and Leisure Australia advocates and supports the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019 #NatureNeverCloses https://twitter.com/Penalosa_G/status/1243212566714822664
23 Mar 2020 3:55 pm
Entries for the 2020 Parks and Leisure Awards of Excellence are now extended to midnight Friday 24th April https://lnkd.in/fXR5fR7 #parks #leisure #sport #facilities #recreation #play #planning #openspace #events #youngprofessionals #research #awards

23 Mar 2020 3:47 pm
Entries for the 2020 Parks and Leisure Australia #Awards of #Excellence are now extended to midnight Friday 24th April. Who do you think should win? • Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award • David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award • Major Event of the Year Award • Community Based Initiative of the Year Award • Strategic Planning Award • Community Facility of the Year Award • Park of the Year Award • Playspace (<$500k) Award • Playspace (> $500k) Award • Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award • Research Award • Best Use of Technology Award Hurry, entries close soon https://lnkd.in/fXR5fR7 #parks #leisure #sport #facilities #recreation #play #planning #openspace #events #youngprofessionals #research #awards

19 Mar 2020 4:28 pm
Stuck at home and not feeling productive? Check out the latest Australiasian Parks and Leisure Journal. Produced in partnership with Recreation Aotearoa, the Autumn edition focuses on all things #community and #urban #plannning with features from: City of Whittlesea Keep Britain Tidy The Age Brimbank City Council Narromine Shire Council PLAY Australia The Climate Council City of Newcastle Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub Revolve, NZ Project for Public Spaces World Urban Parks CityLab and more... https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/journal

17 Mar 2020 7:40 pm
Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming events have been postponed until 31st May 2020. We thank all of our supporters for their patience while we work through this unprecedented and complex situation. For more information: https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/pla-events-postponed

17 Mar 2020 7:28 pm
Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming Parks and Leisure Australia events have been postponed up until 31st May 2020. We thank all of our members, partners, sponsors, suppliers and staff for their patience while we work through this unprecedented and complex situation..... https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/pla-events-postponed

17 Mar 2020 6:00 pm

Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming Parks and Leisure Australia events have been postponed up until 31st May 2020 . Obviously we are all very disappointed but our concern lies with the health and well-being of our members and supporters.

16 Mar 2020 7:01 pm
Dear valued members, I would like you to hear directly from me on the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the precautions and plans we have in place across the organisation. The safety and wellbeing of our members and our dedicated team continues as always to be our No.1 priority. We continue to work closely with government health departments and officials and are following all regulations and recommendations from Australian authorities. Where advice changes, we will amend our processes where necessary as we continue to closely monitor the situation. We will continue to keep you updated through the coming days. Sincerely, CEO, Mark Band

16 Mar 2020 7:52 am

I would like you to hear directly from me on the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the precautions and plans we have in place across the organization......

12 Mar 2020 5:32 pm

























🌳 This week is #ParksWeek2020 🌳 #ParksWeek celebrates the vital role parks play in creating liveable and thriving communities. 💚 Parks Week 2020 focused on the how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively influences our wellbeing. Drop your favourite photos in The Waters Ooralea park below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #TheWatersOoralea #ParksWeek #Lifestyle
12 Mar 2020 5:32 pm



🥳👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Celebrate Parks Week and the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities from 7-15 March. ℹ️ Head out to one of the great parks in Yarra Ranges and plan your next weekend adventure at yrc.vic.gov.au/parksandrec #ParksWeek2020 Parks and Leisure Australia
11 Mar 2020 10:57 am



🌳 This week is #ParksWeek2020 🥳 This week (7-15 March) is a great opportunity to celebrate the destination, community and neighbourhood parks of the #RedlandsCoast. Find your local parks on the map below, or comment with feedback about the great parks in our community, and what you think we could do to improve them. Parks and Leisure Australia Redland City Council
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