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We work towards developing and supporting the Parks & Leisure sector by providing a wide array of member benefits

Benefits

Our members are diverse, with individual needs, priorities and desired levels of support.

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PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant

It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hear from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant


It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hearing from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

2018 National Award Winners

  • Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
  • Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands, NSW/ACT
  • The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden
  • Major Event of the Year
  • Cumberland Council, NSW/ACT
  • Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
  • North Sydney Council
  • Park of the Year Award NSW/ACT
  • Coal Loader Platform

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24 Jun 2022 11:11 am
PLA2022 FINAL CHANCE EARLY BIRD ENDS TODAY!

Not yet registered? You still have until midnight tonight AEST to finalise your registration for what will be an amazing National Conference.

A reminder that it's all about Grassroots, and where 'It" starts, a reflection of the basic outcomes of parks and recreation to provide health, activity, socialisation and environmental settings, as well as where sporting elite performance has its start.

This is your final chance to register before the Early Bird offer closes tonight at midnight AEST. Register now and save with the early bird rate.

Register now: https://bit.ly/39J59u9

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23 Jun 2022 11:11 am
PLA2022 EARLY BIRD ENDS TOMORROW!

With industry sessions covering Recreation and Physical Activity, Horticulture and Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces, Health and Economic/Socio-Economics Benefits, and Sport, you'll be spoilt for choice with an array of expert presenters to choose from.

Plus, stay tuned as details of the Commonwealth Games 2026 Panel Session and 5 Technical Tours will be announced very soon!

Don't miss out! This is your last chance to register before Early Bird closes tomorrow, 24 June. Individuals can benefit from savings of up to $330.

Register now: https://buff.ly/3N6tO9J

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21 Jun 2022 1:30 pm
LAST DAYS EARLY BIRD: Register for PLA2022 by 24 June and take advantage of big savings.

PLA members: book before 30 June and receive a six-point allocation towards your Continuous Professional Development program.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3rp8uEk

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