Focus On... Community services, leisure, parks & garden

  • Endangered birds recover
    Efforts by Central Coast Council, New South Wales, to protect the Little Tern have seen record numbers of the endangered coastal bird at Karagi Point North Entrance, officially marking the site as crucial for the species’ ongoing conservation.
  • Levelling the playing field
    Brimbank City Council, Victoria, has announced a new partnership with Reclink Australia aimed at improving access to Council’s leisure centres for the Brimbank community.
  • Boat ramp rolled out*
    Kingston District Council, South Australia, has used a military-style ‘boat-ramp-on-a-roll’ to improve boat launching and general beach access.
  • Costumes and comics at the library
    Cairns City Library, Queensland, tapped into the ongoing success of the Marvel and DC movie franchises for Comic Fest weekend last month.
  • Frontier Wars Memorial Avenue
    The Manna Gums on the Malmsbury-Daylesford Road in Daylesford, Victoria, is the site for an Aboriginal Peoples Memorial Avenue, opened at the conclusion of NAIDOC Week.
  • Beauty in the beast
    A collaborative mural by more than 200 students across Tasmania has seen the outside walls of the Devonport Regional Gallery donned in an Exquisite Beast paste-up mural.
  • Inspiring winning photos
    The annual City of Kwinana, Western Australia, photography competition this year captured the area’s inspiring places, people and things.
  • Annual turf management plan*
    Undertaking turf renovation operations in a narrow renovation season each year requires the proactive scheduling of turf management activities to ensure value for money and quality outcomes.
  • Seed library flourishes
    The library at Shire of Denmark, Western Australia, now has its very own Seed Library.
  • Coin tossed on synthetic pitch
    Baw Baw Shire Council, Victoria, has delivered a $2 million upgrade which last month saw the first game of senior soccer played on Baxter Park’s synthetic soccer pitch.
  • Cassy’s legacy lives on
    Gladstone Regional Council, Queensland, has recently completed upgrades to the Cassy Lives Skate Park including landscaping, seating, bins and signage.
  • Sporting infrastructure boosted
    Liverpool City Council has been granted over $710,000 in funding from the New South Wales Government to upgrade and further improve the quality of sporting infrastructure for all abilities around the Liverpool Local Government Area.
  • World class sports hub grows
    South Australia’s only international-standard BMX track and a soccer facility worth more than $13 million will be better than ever with the announcement that City of Marion has plans for a pump track to be added to the site.
  • Growing a career in gardening
    After spending four weeks last month doing work experience at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, student Declan Baulch is keen to find part-time work in the gardening industry.
  • Fibrelite poolside access covers are a safer approach*
    When Auburn City Council in Western Sydney needed to replace its concrete covers, it chose Fibrelite glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) composite covers to withstand the harsh poolside conditions.
  • Making room for the homeless
    City of Melbourne is delivering on its commitment to provide a safe place to stay for people sleeping rough on the streets by converting an old industrial building in the central business district CBD into supported accommodation.