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

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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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15 Aug 2022 11:11 am
CLOSING TODAY!

Nominations for the Parks and Leisure Australia 2022 Region Council Elections close COB TODAY.

Nominate someone who is passionate about what happens in our regions, there are 21 positions available across 5 region councils.

Full details and to apply https://bit.ly/3Q4rVfA.

Last chance, nominations closing COB TODAY!

#PLA2022 #ParksandLeisure #RegionCouncil #Elections #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

12 Aug 2022 11:11 am
CLOSING MONDAY!

Last few days to submit your nominations for the 2022 Regions Council Elections.

If you know someone who is passionate about what happens in our regions, now is a great opportunity to nominate and make a difference. Region Council positions will hold the position for a 3-year term.

Full details and to apply https://buff.ly/3oKY4gE.

Hurry, nominations close Monday 15 August 2022!

#PLA2022 #ParksandLeisure #RegionCouncil #Elections #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

11 Aug 2022 6:37 pm
Announcing finalists for the 2022 National Awards of Excellence Best Use of Technology Award!

Our finalists showed new technology being accessible to the parks and leisure industry, fulfilling a gap within the industry, promoting efficiencies, reducing impacts on resources and ease of application, and value to the industry.

And the finalist is …

*** naveze an WA Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority for Putting Sport & Recreation Visitors on the Map https://buff.ly/3BPkPYG

The award is proudly sponsored by Christie.

The winner will be announced 18 October 2022 at the prestigious National Awards of Excellence Gala and is proudly sponsored by GreenLife Group.

Book tickets now https://buff.ly/3JtBqCV

Good luck to all finalists!

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#PLA2022 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #awards2022 #awardsceremony #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

10 Aug 2022 11:11 am
Announcing finalists for the 2022 National Awards of Excellence Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award!

Our finalists showed how they addressed social, cultural, heritage, environmental or economic issues, and the benefits to the industry; innovation, overcame barriers, contributed to lasting solutions and sustainability with benefits to the community, region and industry.

And the finalists are …

*** Department for Environment and Water for Remarkable Rocks https://buff.ly/3JE6MqP
*** Redland City Council for Eastern Escarpment Experience https://buff.ly/3BKlrPb
*** Tredwell Management Services for Margaret River Unbeaten Tracks Trails Master Plan https://buff.ly/3d9IoRA

The award is proudly sponsored by Gossi Park and Street Furniture

The winner will be announced 18 October 2022 at the prestigious National Awards of Excellence Gala and is proudly sponsored by GreenLife Group.

Book tickets now https://buff.ly/3JtBqCV

Good luck to all finalists!

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#PLA2022 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #awards2022 #awardsceremony #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

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