Recreation

Report

29 Mar 2019
138

An Independent Panel was appointed by the Australian Government to determine the cause of the fish deaths in the lower Darling River and what actions can be taken to manage future events. The final report documents the panel’s findings and 27 recommendations.

Report

19 Feb 2019
248

This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River near Menindee in December 2018 and January 2019. It was produced at the request of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition and was made public by the...

Report

ImagineSydney: Create, Live, Work and Play: What will it take to drive a more prosperous Sydney?
12 Feb 2019
46

ImagineSydney: Play, is the third in a four-part series which sets out to uncover what makes Sydney a complete city, full of buzz, opportunity and excitement.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
18

Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
23

Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
8

Encouraging greater levels of physical activity is a key policy focus in many urban areas, given the link between this and improved physical and mental health outcomes. The majority of previous studies on walkability however, have focussed on walking for transport; and generally consisted of...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
2

Australia is fortunate to have vast areas of public land and public waters that are suitable for recreational use. Recreational access to these areas is too often denied by governments in the belief that the environment and biodiversity will be degraded unless locked up. We...

Report

17 Mar 2018
24

This report presents the findings of research commissioned by Sport NZ, and undertaken by Angus and Associates over three stages, to understand the value of sport and active recreation in New Zealand.

Report

10 Sep 2017
69

This report examines the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways over the last year.

Report

9 Aug 2017
305

This report argues that South Australia's cycling assets could be leveraged to grow the SA bike economy - connecting state priorities in tourism to regional development and health. It argues the bike economy could be a ‘smart specialisation’ for the state.

Survey

19 Jun 2017
25

This survey provides data on cycling participation at a national level and allows for estimates of participation for each state and territory, and the capital cities and non-capital areas within each state and territory. It suggests an overall decline in cycling participation since 2011.

Journal article

17 Jan 2017
12

Experimental evidence on the role of the built environment for promoting physical activity is important for informing how to create cities that promote active living. Parks provide opportunities for physical activity; however, there is little robust evidence on the impact of park refurbishment. Government agencies...

Report

13 Dec 2016
69

This report shows that 473 people drowned in Australian waterways whilst participating in boating and watercraft activity over the past 10 years.

Report

23 Mar 2016
252

Assesses whether councils effectively identify community needs for recreational facilities and services and whether council planning decisions for aquatic recreation centres are soundly based.

Summary This audit assessed whether councils effectively identify community needs for recreational facilities and services, whether council planning decisions...

Report

31 Jan 2015
107

This report argues that climate change and extreme weather events threaten the viability of much of Australian sport as it’s currently played, either in the back yard, at local grounds, or in professional tournaments.

Executive summary

Climate change and extreme weather events...

Report

30 Nov 2013
4

Almost six million people live within 50 kilometres of the NSW coastline. They and the rest of the NSW community plus the millions of domestic and international visitors enjoy the significant natural assets of the Marine Estate and generate billions of dollars each year for...

Report

1 Jan 2013
2

The Far South Coast region of NSW, covering the Local Government Areas of Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley, hosts a large number of enterprises and activities associated with the professional and recreational equine sectors. The region is home to a growing range of equine therapists...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
0

This article concerns the regional city of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, a place that prides itself on its reputation as Australia's home of country music. We consider the ongoing memorialisation of country music in Tamworth, and how the processes associated with the project of...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
0

Objective To describe physical activity participation in three Queensland regional communities. Design Cross-sectional mail survey of randomly selected residents, stratified by age and sex. Setting Esk, Mareeba and Mount Isa. Participants 1219 (58% women) adults, with a mean age 46.7 (standard deviation 14.7) years. Main...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013
1

Since the introduction of electronic gaming machines into public hotels (pubs) and clubs across most of Australia from the mid-1990s onwards, research attention has largely focused on the impact of gambling venues in densely-populated urban areas along the eastern seaboard. In contrast, despite remote areas...

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