Magazine - Local Authority
15 May 2012 - Local Authority - Editor
Sports grounds are big winner’s in the Hume City Council draft budget presented to council last night.
14 May 2012 - Local Authority - James Blaxland
A vegetation management technique that saw virtually all of the weeds eliminated from local sports fields in the Redlands is being trialed across selected council-controlled parks in order to increase public accessibility and create greater efficiency.
11 May 2012 - Local Authority - Sally Green
Parramatta Park was once known as Baramada or Burramatta ('Parramatta') which means "head of waters" or "the place where the eels lie down”. Parramatta Park is one of Australia’s most historic parks and is one of the largest Parks in Sydney’s West.
25 Apr 2012 - Local Authority - Rene Lubbers
With concerns over rising fuel costs, landscape contractors need to become more efficient with their fuel usage. The new John Deere ZTrak™ PRO Z925 with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), can help by providing up to 25 percent fuel savings for landscape contractors.
22 Mar 2012 - Local Authority - Editor
New irrigation technology being installed in 64 of the Alice Springs Town Council's parks and ovals will save enough water to fill three olympic-sized swimming pools each year.
6 Nov 2011 - Local Authority - Press Release
Sports Surface Design & Management is a well-established sports surfaces consultancy offering innovative and cost effective solutions for a wide range of natural and artificial turf surface developments.
31 Aug 2011 - Local Authority - Press Release
The Landscape Australia Expo opens tomorrow from 9am at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. Get along and visit Pitchcare Oceania on stand E 36!
24 May 2011 - Local Authority - Editor
A turf war over artificial grass on street verges has erupted in South Perth. The council is considering whether to overturn its ban on artificial grass, with some locals arguing it saves water and makes for a more attractive streetscape.
29 Mar 2011 - Local Authority - Editor
Moonee Valley Council is trying to wrest control of Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds from neighbouring Melbourne City Council.
The Perfect Storm
28 Mar 2011 - Local Authority - NZ Sports Field Forum - 1 comment
Many Manukau sports fields are in very poor condition this summer with more bare ground than turf or weed cover in many fields, although this may change as the annual summer grasses start to become established.
7 Dec 2010 - Local Authority - Editor
Last August Leigh Harrison, part of the grounds team at Waikato University, fended off stiff competition to take the national sector winner title Parkland Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year.
6 Apr 2010 - Local Authority - Jo Prothero
Shoppers at Perth’s leading retail destination, Lakeside Joondalup, 20kms north of Perth’s CBD, will be welcomed by a fresh new look.
29 Mar 2010 - Local Authority - Editor
Hornsby Shire Council launched a $2.4 million project funded by the Federal Government to undertake stormwater recycling and improve water and energy efficiency at Epping Oval, North Epping Oval, West Epping Oval and Eastwood’s Somerville Park.
16 Mar 2010 - Local Authority - Editor
Vandalism in Wyong shire’s parks, gardens and ovals has already cost ratepayers more than $145,000 this year, and there’s still nine months to go.
1 Dec 2009 - Local Authority - Jo Prothero
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs, James Merlino was on hand to mark the commencement of work on the two synthetic pitches at Albert Park recently.
Manukau City Council Update
1 Nov 2009 - Local Authority - Robert Findlay
The Manukau Parks Teaching Gardens Growing for Health & Sustainability Project has taken over four bowling greens at three sites and converted them into teaching gardens providing 5000m2 of garden plots, sufficient for 200 students.
24 Jun 2009 - Local Authority - Editor
Two men are fighting for their lives after an explosion in a school boiler room.
14 Jun 2009 - Local Authority - Editor
Monash sporting clubs are hoping a new council initiative will help fix their drought-ravaged grounds and ageing pavilions.
16 May 2009 - Local Authority - Editor
Lights, camera, action for St Francis Catholic Primary School when the school is broadcast across the nation on Wednesday.
25 Apr 2009 - Local Authority - Editor
sports ovals in outer Melbourne have been closed after a contractor used turf sand contaminated with traces of asbestos and glass.