# New epar VIC area manager

After a national recruitment process, Nathan Tovey has been appointed as the new epar Area Manager for Victoria.   Nathan will be taking up this appointment full-time in March and based in Melbourne. Nathan’s extensive turf industry background and experience managing onsite compliance has him well placed to support epar’s existing members in the state and help identify new opportunities. …

# Caulfield’s Secret Garden

It could be Melbourne’s best kept secret: about 15 MCG’s worth of open space in the heart of inner suburbia. Most people wouldn’t even know they could stroll right in – past the Caulfield Racecourse gates and into a public reserve set aside more than a century ago for the community’s benefit, not just for the city’s racing elite. But the …

# Over Sowing in cooler months

Coming to the back half of February, we concede that yet another summer season is coming to an end. Though the warm should stay with us for a few weeks more, it is around this time Australian golf courses will be getting ready to complete their end-of-summer renovations to prepare for the cooler months to come. Another practice that, though …

# IAL International Conference & Exhibition

Australasia’s leading irrigation event, Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition, will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Irrigation Australia Limited (IAL), in conjunction with the organising committee is pleased to announce registrations are now open and the conference program has been announced for the 2016 event. The biennial conference and …

# Sportsground Management & Field Day

Parks & Leisure Australia’s Vic/Tas region is gearing up for their Sportsground Management and Field Day this month. The event will be held February 24th at Casey Field’s VFL Pavillion in Cranbourne East, and will cater to those who manage and prepare sportsgrounds. PLA’s seminar will look at all matters of turf management relating to elite and community standard sportsgrounds.  …