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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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17 Oct 2019 2:43 pm
Don' forget, nominations for the Greg Maddock Memorial Grant close soon. The $2500 grant supports PLA members to improve and expand their knowledge, and deliver best practice services to our communities. Examples of possible uses of the grant include: 🌱Financing research for a relevant topic; 🌱Costs associated with attending a conference; 🌱Undertaking an observational tour; and/or 🌱 Enrolling in an industry course, or similar. Apply online https://lnkd.in/fPmgtfn Hurry applications close 31st October

17 Oct 2019 1:25 pm
What a morning CEO @markband24 attended @sportaustralia's C-Suite at the Chairs' Round Table to discuss #AIS Gold Ready Medal Program. Attended by @richardmcolbeck Min for Sport @johnbertrand @kurtfearnley, the team at @sportaustralia & a host of inspirational Olympic athletes https://twitter.com/SportAusHoF/status/1184308582180745216
16 Oct 2019 2:18 pm
JOBS BOARD: We are looking for a motivated individual to join us as Executive Officer - NSW/ACT. Based in Sydney the role is flexible, with the core tasks including implementing our training and development program together with administration, membership and partner support. Hurry applications close Sunday 3rd November 2019 https://www.parksleisure.com.au/jobs-board/listing.aspx?ID=731ae453-3331-4317-9aa8-1e8b3dce7f51

13 Oct 2019 9:30 pm
Not long now until we find out who will win the National Best Regional/Rural Contribution Award. Good luck to this years finalists: 🏆Upper Hunter Shire Council (NSW) 🏆Mackay Regional Council (QLD) 🏆YMCA SA (SA) 🏆East Gippsland Shire Council (VIC) 🏆EPCAD and City of Greater Geraldton (WA) The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, Tuesday 29 October, Crown Perth. Hosted by Seven News, Basil Zempilas and proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group. Tickets on sale: https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/…/conference-pla/awards/

9 Oct 2019 10:47 pm
Don't miss out on your ticket to the Parks and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence to find out who will win the National Playspace of the Year (<$0.5M) Award. Best of luck to this years finalists: 🏆Camden Council (NSW) 🏆Playscape Creations, Mode Design, Scenic Rim Regional Council (QLD) - joint finalist 🏆AustekPlay(QLD) - joint finalist 🏆City of Holdfast Bay (SA) 🏆Bayside City Council, Victoria and Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture (VIC) 🏆Nature Play Solutions, Skate Sculpture and Shire of Lake Grace (WA) The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, Tuesday 29 October, Crown Perth Hosted by Seven News, Basil Zempilas and proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group. Tickets are selling fast https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/…/conference-pla/awards/

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