Just weeks away, the 2018 International Parks and Leisure Congress, along with an exciting lineup of exceptional speakers, has a host of Technical Tours on offer. Have you booked yours?
Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment, Melbourne
To be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from 14-17 October, the International Parks and Leisure Congress (IPLC2018) is this year’s “not to be missed” industry event. With a slew of national and international speakers set to share their knowledge and a program of exciting sessions across a range of topics, you’ll be awash knowledge across all four days of this exciting event.
Co-hosted by World Urban Parks and Parks and Leisure Australia, FUTURE of SPACES and PLACES in CITIES aims to address the impact urban growth and density will have on our parks, leisure and sport globally and how we as an industry can respond to ensure our open spaces are protected and our lifestyles enhanced. What does the future hold and how will we respond?
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
In addition to the illustrious speaker lineup, which includes the likes of Mitchell Silver, New York Parks Commissioner; Dan Raven-Ellison, National Geographic, UK; and, Jason Fox, Australian leadership advisor, IPLC2018 is offering Technical Tours.
Visiting some of Melbourne’s greatest public spaces with knowledgeable guides, these tours offer participants an opportunity to get up close and personal with the inner workings of the parks and recreation scene in Australia. Here’s a taste:
TOUR 1: Melbourne - A Water Sensitive City
This walking tour will include visits to the underground water recycling facility at Yarra Park (adjacent to the MCG) and the Fitzroy Gardens Project. Along with visiting the above, delegates will have the opportunity to experience Melbourne’s iconic laneways. Four of Melbourne’s iconic laneways have undergone a green makeover as part of the $1.8M Green Your Laneway pilot program. A great deal of work has been completed underground, creating innovative infrastructure to capture and clean rainwater that will sustain the laneways’ plants and trees as they grow. Hosted by City of Melbourne
TOUR 3: Melbourne - The World's Sporting Capital
Melbourne prides itself on its calendar of world class sporting events, including the Australian Open Tennis, the Boxing Day Test Match as well as national Australian Rules football and soccer matches. Sporting culture is woven into the fabric of Melbourne and its people. Tour the world class facilities within Melbourne’s sports precinct – the MCG, Melbourne Park (including Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena) and AAMI Park which also host many concerts and similar events. Hosted by Sport & Recreation Victoria
The Lakes Reserve, Taylors Lakes
TOUR 6: Creating Better Parks and Streets: Blue/Green Infrastructure Transforming Liveability
Brimbank City Council has been transforming the public realm since 2008 with the initial focus on creating quality public places. Key strategies, partnerships and integrated design have enabled significant federal, state and local government funding to create a liveable and sustainable public realm. Through this transformation, green and blue infrastructure have become crucial components that seek to green and cool public infrastructure and places with the aim to mitigate heatwaves. The value and role of these components has been reconsidered. This tour will visit parks, a concrete drain being naturalised and some streets that showcase private/public partnerships, blue/green infrastructure and external funding that are all contributing to the redesign of public spaces in Brimbank. Hosted by Brimbank City Council
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