The National Finalists showcase the excellent work of parks and leisure professionals who deliver enormous benefit to our communities.
Finalists have been announced at events held across the country and national winners will be announced at the prestigious Awards of Excellence Gala dinner on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 in the magnificent William Magarey Room of Adelaide Oval.
Tickets for the Gala dinner are available here.
2023 Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award Finalists
The South Hedland Youth Placemaking Program represents an authentic collaboration between young people in South Hedland, the Town of Port Hedland, RAC and Town Team Movement. Young people were the key
2023 Best Use of Technology Award Finalists
2023 Community Based Initiative of the Year Award Finalists
2023 Community Facility of the Year Finalists
2023 David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists
2023 Environmental Stewardship Award Finalists
2023 Park of the Year Award Finalists
Creating Nilpena Ediacara National Park in the spectacular Flinders Ranges has been a unique endeavour conserving the world’s greatest fossil site for the dawn of animal life, with new and
2023 Playspace Award (<$0.5M) Finalists
2023 Playspace Award (>$0.5M) Finalists
2023 Research Award Finalists
The Intergenerational Parks for Active Communities: Design Guide includes evidence-based recommendations and design ideas to provide designers and community decision-makers with creative and meaningful ways to entice people to parks,
Social Impacts of the Australian Aquatic Industry. This research project involved a collaboration between Swinburne University and Royal Life Saving Association of Australia. The research explored and reported on the
2023 Strategic & Master Planning Award Finalists
Recreational Facilities for BMX and MTB Strategy. A Shire-wide MTB and BMX Strategy that established a balanced, strategic approach to the provision, resourcing, development and management of facilities, with support
The Kingaroy Memorial Park and WJ Lang Memorial Pool Master Plan, endorsed by Council in February 2023 provides a blueprint for the future development and redevelopment of the South Burnett’s