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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:51

Pool Hoist for Sale

The Shire of Collie are selling a Pool Hoist for $1000 or ono. Contact Maurice Dhue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the details:       
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:56

Attention all Regional Pool Managers!

  Community Pools Revitalisation Program Round Two. The Community Pools Revitalisation Program (CPRP) is a initiative that can provide up to $30,000 per annum to maintain, upgrade or improve regional aquatic centres.  The second round of funding applications will be made available to local authorites  in current weeks so make sure you stay in touch with your DSR Regional Manager or regularly visit this link for updates. Our industry partners Royal Life Saving have developed an investment framework to assist regional pools complete the online application for funding.  The attached document provides a list of relevant Royal Life Saving programs and services.  Click this link for RLSSWA Services
Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:40

Have Fun - Why Not?

Check out this from a US water park
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:01

2015 PLA Regional Awards

The 2015 Parks & Leisure Australia WA Regional Awards of Excellence was held at the South Perth Community Hall on 25th June 2015. Hosted by media personality Verity James, nearly one hundred members and guests celebrated the nominees and winners in eight categories. To see the photos from the Awards please click here.  
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:52

LIWA Aquatics Annual Report

Please find attached the 2014/15 Annual Report for LIWA Aquatics.  
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 14:46

New Funding Available

Funding from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, has been made available to LIWA Aquatics to assist regional facilities to access first aid equipment, industry training and development and investigate water usage. The funds will be available from the 1st of July 2015 and LIWA Aquatics will contact regional facilities and managers to ascertain the needs and requirements of their facilities during the 2015/16 season.  More on this exciting initiative shortly.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:37

2015 PLA WA Awards of Excellence

Come and celebrate "The People Behind the Places" and hear about the incredible array of projects, events and best practise our industry has provided to the Western Australian community.  The PLAWA Awards of Excellence winners will be announced on Thursday 25thJune at the South Perth Community Hall.  Hosted by media personality Verity James the announcements will be followed by a networking function. With 41 high calibre submissions, the categories will be tightly contested. Registration is essential by either online at or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Date: 3pm to 6pm Thursday 25th June 2015Location: South Perth Community HallCost: Free for PLA members and $50 plus GST for non-members   Award Categories   Award for Leisure and/or Open Space Planning Award for Parks and Open Space Development Award for Leisure Facilities: Development Award for Playspace (minor) Award for Playspace (major) Award for Inclusive and Connected Communities Award for Events Award for Use of Technology  
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:41

Trigeneration & Cogeneration Seminar

Capturing 'free' waste energy to heat pools in aquatic facilities, along with a cash back incentive of up to $25,000 to assist businesses in taking advantage of the latest in more efficient, cleaner and cost effective energy solutions, equated to an afternoon well spent for Leisure Institute of WA Aquatic (LIWA) members at ATCO Gas Australia's Operations Centre. ATCO Gas Australia is Western Australia's largest gas distribution network operator and recently welcomed LIWA members, including representatives from Local Councils across the metropolitan area, to a presentation on the benefits of utilising natural gas fuelled co-generation and tri-generation technology. Expert analysis was provided by ATCO Gas Australia, along with energy advisors Energetics and leading energy technology solutions provider Simons Green Energy, who explained the process of cogeneration and trigeneration and how natural gas, as a fuel source, is able to provide a range of benefits. These include eliminating the need to undertake any costly electrical infrastructure upgrades, cost savings from reducing electricity on demand charges, as well as reducing carbon emissions given electricity generated through natural gas cogeneration is around 50% more efficient than coal-fired grid supplied electricity. ATCO Gas Australia is further supporting the financial viability of installing co-gen or tri-gen with a cash back offer of up to $25,000, which was warmly received. "The natural gas network that ATCO Gas Australia own and operate has the reliability and capacity to alleviate electricity peak load issues and provide businesses with a solution that not only stacks up economically, but also reduces risk through energy diversity as well as being a more environmentally friendly way to supply energy needs," said ATCO Gas Australia President, Pat Donovan. "It was fantastic to have so many local council representatives and other LIWA members come to our Jandakot Operations Centre where we have a number of natural gas technologies in operation. We are committed and enthusiastic about further educating WA businesses and industry about these technologies, as well as assisting through our incentive program. We received some excellent feedback from the seminar and look forward to ensuring the benefits of cogeneration and trigeneration become a reality for Western Australian consumers." Cogeneration is the process of producing both electricity and heat from a single fuel source, while trigeneration adds an absorption chiller to the process, providing chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. Housed in a self-contained unit on site, a natural gas-powered engine generates electricity, with the 'free' waste heat from the engine being converted into usable heat for a variety of purposes. Attendees at the seminar heard how this had been particularly successful in the leisure and aquatic industry with the heat used to warm swimming pools. To support their work within the cogeneration and trigeneration markets in Western Australia, Simons Green Energy has established an office and maintenance facility here, bringing expertise developed over more than 80 years on the eastern seaboard. Simons Green Energy CEO, Derek Simons, commented that the combination of a safe and reliable supply of natural gas through the ATCO distribution network, as well as an established and proven track record for co-gen and tri-gen technology successfully utilised in Australia and around the world, is creating significant interest across numerous industries in Western Australia. "Businesses are looking for clean and affordable energy sources and both cogeneration and trigeneration technologies have the ability to provide cleaner and cheaper electricity," Mr Simons said. "With a focus on increased energy efficiencies to combat rising energy costs, the demand for cogeneration is growing fast in areas including manufacturing, aquatic and leisure centres, health care and hotels. Designing the right solution to suit a client's needs is paramount, which, in turn, ensures that return on investment is realised as quickly as possible and is sustained for many years to follow." Additionally, ATCO Gas Australia is supporting the installation of gas powered air conditioning (GPAC) through a similar incentive program where businesses can claim up to $25,000 to alleviate some of the initial financial outlay. ATCO Gas Australia's 3,127sqm Jandakot facility is serviced by GPAC which has resulted in lower running costs and an improved Green Star rating, compared with electrical air conditioning systems. For more information on the benefits of cogeneration and trigeneration technology, as well as GPAC, please contact Nathan Lude on +61 8 6218 1734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the ATCO Gas Australia website
Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:18

Interim Australian Standard 3533.4.5

The Interim Australian Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables was published in August 2012 with an expiry date of 6 August 2014. The objective of the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 is to provide requirements and guidance specific to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of waterborne inflatable equipment and facilities that will protect health and safety of both operating staff and patrons of these devices. As an Interim Standard, the document should be regarded as a developmental Standard and liable to future alteration. Recognising the need for continued work on the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables, Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee ME-051, Amusement Rides and Devices, has decided to extend the period for the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 until 6 August 2016. The AS 3533.4.5(Int) - 2012 document with the new expiry date of 6 August 2016 will be published on 8 April 2015. An Interim Standard, which can be either an Australian (AS) or a joint Australian/New Zealand (AS/NZS) Standard, is a provisional Standard with a two-year life. An Interim Standard may be prepared in a subject field where not all requirements have been finally determined or where national consensus is anticipated but has yet to be realised. An Interim Standard provides both a guide to the direction that future standardisation in the specified field may take and a mechanism to collect public feedback on the subject. Standards Australia is conscious of the need for continued work on AS 3533.4.5 and remains committed to the openness and rigour of its standards development process. If you have any comments on an interim standard, please send them This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced $14,932,083 would be allocated in Annual and Forward Planning Grants in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). "The grants cover projects like installing floodlighting on ovals, upgrading bowling greens, extending existing sporting ovals, building sports pavilions and resurfacing a track," Ms Davies said.
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