Project briefs

Effective Leisure Planning by Local Government

Dr Ken Marriott has supplemented his 2016 book, his 2023 presentation on climate change and other substantive material on PaRC with a purpose-written guide for local governments’ staff and elected members on planning for the provision of facilities and services in the leisure sector. The guide includes a sample project brief. Dr Marriott has included an offer to advise inquirers and to present workshops.

The guide is Package 1 of an envisioned three-package series of materials.

Little Desert including the National Park

The Little Desert in western Victoria, lying south of the Western Highway that links Melbourne and Adelaide, was the subject of an intensive grassroots-led lobbying campaign in the late 1960s against a proposal to clear its native bushland for agriculture. …

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Jenny Veitch, Physical activity and nutrition

Jenny Veitch is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), at Deakin University, Australia. Her research aims to better understand the impact of the built and natural environment on physical activity and health-related behaviours. A/Prof …

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Open Gardens Scheme

In 2014 Open Gardens Australia announced that it would cease to operate the national scheme after June 2015. This leaflet explains its operations. The Wikipedia entry explains its history and related organisations. Open Gardens SA was incorporated in December 2014 …

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Victorian Land Management Strategy

Victorian Land Management Strategy (11MB) The Land Management Strategy, the first prepared under the Parks Victoria Act (2018), provides strategic long-term directions for how the parks estate will be managed. The Strategy covers all of the Parks Victoria estate; four …

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River Red Gum Parks Management Plan

River Red Gums Management Plan (20MB)   The River Red Gum Parks Management Plan (RRGPMP) is a strategic guide for managing and protecting five national parks and more than 100 other parks and reserves that comprise the planning area in …

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