Focus On... Community Services, Leisure, Parks & Gardens

  • Meaningful community care
    The West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) is assisting people to stay in their own homes and on their communities by providing care, meals, advocacy and support services to people living with a disability or are frail and aged.
  • Future Directions - By Councillor Steve Wass, Mayor of Kingborough Council, Tasmania
    By serving and leading at a grassroots level, we’re best-placed among governments to listen and respond to community needs.
  • Ultimate play in Tasmania*
    The ‘Corocord – Giant Space Net’ structure at the Tail Race destination playground in Riverside is attracting visitors from all parts of Tasmania and the mainland.
  • Construction officially kicks off
    The City of Cockburn has held a special sod turning event to mark the commencement of construction of the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Facility at Cockburn Central West.
  • Aquatic centre combines best of old and new*
    The Ivanhoe Aquatic centre in Melbourne’s north is showcasing the best in leisure centre design for local governments.
  • Community hall upgrades
    Upgrades to local halls in Baw Baw Shire have now been completed as part of funding received from the State Government’s ‘Putting Locals First – Improved Local Infrastructure’ fund in 2014.
  • ANZAC living memorials
    Palmerston was the chosen location for the ANZAC Living Memorials program in the Northern Territory, after the City of Palmerston’s expressions of interest was accepted in 2014.
  • Dumped cars scrapped
    Isaac Regional Council has crushed and removed more than 150 illegally dumped car bodies from the Moranbah Common, with another 50 earmarked.
  • Encouraging cybersafety and digital inclusion
    Libraries play an important role in bridging the digital divide by providing opportunities for Australians of all ages to appreciate the benefits of technology, regardless of their income or skill.
  • The Brolga lands in Darwin*
    There was a time when the word ‘solid’ evoked a sense of stability and sturdiness. Replas is turning that idea on its head with its innovative range of hollow bollards. Made using the latest technology, these revolutionary bollards are super strong, yet lightweight, making them more economical to transport and easier to install than other hefty alternatives.
  • Community hub granted extra four million dollars
    The City of Gosnells has received a $4 million grant towards construction of the Mills Park community hub and sports facility in Beckenham.
  • Commitment to reconciliation
    On June 3, during National Reconciliation Week, Mildura Rural City Council publicly committed to reconciliation by launching its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
  • Remembrance Park opens
    Tasmania’s Brighton Council recently installed a new public space, Remembrance Park, on the former Brighton Army Camp site.
  • Wood encouragement policy good for the community and planet*
    Local, state and national governments around the world are working hard to find ways to help tackle climate change. Local governments in particular are often leading the way with energy saving and green building. Building with responsibly sourced wood can help meet climate change targets as well as bringing other benefits like increased speed of construction and exceptional thermal insulation properties, meaning buildings consume less energy.
  • Proposed vibrant cultural centre
    The City of Melville has announced it has a significant opportunity to create an innovative and iconic library and cultural centre that will provide engaging, connected and convenient services now and into the future.
  • Grant to regenerate CBD
    Port Pirie Regional Council has secured a grant worth almost $1.4 million towards rejuvenating the city centre.
  • Springing into festivities
    The Mukinbudin Act-Belong-Commit Spring Festival started as a small event in 1997 and has, each year, grown in size and status.
  • Parks and Leisure Australia 2015 National Conference*
    As far as Parks and Leisure industry events go, they don’t come much bigger than this.
  • A new community hub
    An unused IGA supermarket building in the Shire of Cranbrook is set to be converted into a centrally located community hub.