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'From Strategy to Reality - The Bristow Smith Reserve Nature Playspace Story’

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:58

Congratulations to Alexandrina Council for compiling this great account of Bristow Smith Reserve Nature Playspace. Congratulations also to WAX Design on developing this wonderful space. This document a great example of post evaluation of a project. In a demanding world of expectations of delivery and moving onto the next project, it’s so valuable to evaluate and celebrate what has been accomplished.

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30th ACHPER International Conference

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:08

The 30th ACHPER International Conference, Participating in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice will have enormous national and international appeal. This event has already attracted high quality keynote speakers from overseas and Australia and promises to be a showcase of contemporary and indeed future focused ideas that will ensure it is a must attend event for all health and physical education professionals, health, sports and other industry stakeholders.

Lawson Foundation Grant Hopes To Make Playgrounds Riskier, Less Safe

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 06/04/2016 - 17:30

Taken from the Huffpost Alberta

If one Canadian foundation gets its way, outdoor playgrounds will be a riskier and more unstructured place for kids.

On Thursday, the Lawson Foundation announced its Outdoor Play Strategy which includes $2.7 million in grants, to be spent on developing outdoor play programs across Canada.

Article in The Age features members of Play Australia

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:26

Giving kids a say is important when it comes to playground redevelopment:

When consultants Ric McConaghy and Justin Staggard are called in to work with councils on playground redevelopment, what kids want is at the forefront of their minds.

New South Wales-based McConaghy and Staggard, who lives in Victoria, both worked in the public sector before setting up businesses that have designed award-winning playgrounds for children across Australia.