With more cars on our roads, increased pollution and the soaring cost of living, keeping our cities lively and livable as Australia’s population grows is a challenge. Research shows that urban communities with good bike facilities have stronger economies, healthier, happier people and better quality of life. Plus, Australian cities are the ideal environment for
Felton Industries is pleased to announce that we have recently been appointed as an approved supplier for Local Government Procurement (LGP). The LGP is a resource that allows local councils to access the best products from a panel of suppliers, without the need to conduct formal tenders on a project by project basis. Becoming a
Australian campuses are expanding, with more students at our universities in 2018 than ever before. This growth poses a challenge for many institutions, with current infrastructure being pushed to accommodate more students. While this growth is likely to involve further planning and development in the future, some outdoor refurbishment can quickly revitalise crowded campuses. In
We learn far more at school than just our ABC’s and 123’s. The social interactions we have with our peers in our formative schooling years influence how we communicate, interact and feel about others and ourselves, well into adulthood. This is why schools need to be as supportive and inclusive socially as they are academically.
When local governments invest more resources into environmental sustainability, the rest of the community tends to follow suit. Parks are a free and open space for us to relax, play, exercise and connect, both with our community and also with nature. This makes them a great starting point for creating a greener and more sustainable
According to government research, children who spend more time outside learn better and have stronger physical and mental health. They’re also more likely to be environmentally aware, with an enhanced sense of creativity, better teamwork and problem-solving skills. Most of Australia is blessed with a warm climate, minimal rainfall and low winds year-round, making our
From cricket in the park to barbeques in the yard, the outdoors is a big part of our national identity. Yet sadly, with a hole in the ozone layer directly above us, Australia receives some of the most dangerous sunrays on the planet. The ozone is supposed to work like sunscreen, filtering out harmful radiation.