Uniform refresh for Parks Victoria
Wednesday 6 June, 2018
As of Monday 18 June, all Parks Victoria field service officers and rangers will be wearing new uniforms that have been designed for comfort whilst incorporating improved safety features and functionality to ensure they’re more suited for various roles across the state.
The new fit-for-purpose uniform uses latest-technology fabrics, is suitable for all sizes and operational activities and requires less maintenance. It is also less expensive, providing an ongoing cost saving for Parks Victoria.
Parks Victoria chose the design after extensive employee consultation which took place from 2015 when it was identified the existing uniform (designed in 1998) wasn’t suitable for different climates and lacked durability. Parks Victoria also reviewed other park organisations’ uniforms plus incorporated learnings from the defence force.
The new uniform supplier, Australian Defence Apparel (ADA), a market leader for these types of uniforms, was chosen following a public Expression of Interest and tender process. Following ADA’s appointment in late 2016, 24 Parks Victoria employees trialled some of the new uniform garments and provided design input and improvements for modification of specific features that have been integrated into the final design.
High resolution images of the new uniforms can be downloaded here.
Quotes to be attributed to Kylie Trott, Executive Director Regional Victoria, Parks Victoria
“Our people are at the heart of all we do so we took a collaborative approach to attain comprehensive feedback from our employees helping inform the new design. We’re excited to roll out the new uniform to our field staff ensuring they are kitted out with the most appropriate clothing enabling them to continue their duties to the highest of standards.”
“The Parks Victoria uniform is arguably one of the most prominent and visible representations of Parks Victoria to the public. Great advances have been made in clothing fabrication and materials over the past decade and we wanted to ensure the new uniform presented the organisation professionally whilst providing optimal functionality for Parks Victoria’s many and varied roles.”
Media enquiriesRoxy Sinclair
Parks Victoria media centre