Greg Maddock Memorial Grant


The Vic/Tas Region Board were pleased to see the interest generated by this year's call for applications for the Grant. Seven nominations were received and the Board thanks each applicant for their interest in the Grant, and the time and effort taken to submit an application.

In light of this year's high number of applications the Board has decided to award two grants this year.


Alister Clark, City of Hobart

Alister will be attending the International Trails Symposium in Syracuse NY in late April early May 2019. The biennial Symposium is the only international gathering of trail enthusiasts and professionals representing all types of trail users.

Following the Symposium he plans to visit key tracks and trails (Mountain Bike, Walking, Multi-use, All access, Fire trails etc.), view construction context and methods, and meet relevant experts in Canada and the USA.




Susan Hecker, City of Whittlesea

Inspired by the recent World Urban Parks Congress held in Melbourne Susan is looking for new ways of thinking about the planning, activation and sustainability of parks by collaborating with and learning from practitioners both inside and outside of the parks and leisure industry.

She will travel to France and Belgium and meet with a range of professionals who program and manage their parks to address the challenge of population growth and a changing climate. She will also attend the Nature of Cities Summit in Paris to further expand strategic thinking for the future of our Cities' parks.

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