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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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9 Sep 2019 12:00 am

Date: 22 October 2019, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Venue: Bowden Room, Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

 

6 Sep 2019 2:18 pm
With less than 8 weeks until #PLA2019 the count down is on. The three day event will host 80+ speakers PLUS six unique tours of some of the most incredible parks, open spaces and facilities in Australia. 🌱Tour 1: The story of Yagan Square and Elizabeth Quay 🌱Tour 2: Scarborough Beach and City Surf Facilities 🌱Tour 3: Optus Stadium 🌱Tour 4: Perth Playspaces 🌱Tour 5: Cockburn ARC - Precincts and Programs 🌱Tour 6: Kings park - Cultural Heritage, Research and Events Only $55 p/p includes transport, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. Tours are hosted by local industry professionals who are passionate about showcasing Perth and it's spectacular surrounds. TICKETS: https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learning-and-events/conference-pla/program/technical-tours Sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group, Syngenta Turf & Landscape ANZ, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, South West, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Christie Parksafe Barbecues , Belgravia Leisure, Otium Planning Group, Perth Convention Bureau and the Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Australia

6 Sep 2019 1:21 pm
We are looking for a motivated contractor or company to join us as the Executive Officer (Queensland). Hurry, applications close 29th September. Apply online https://www.parksleisure.com.au/jobs-board/listing.aspx?ID=731ae453-3331-4317-9aa8-1e8b3dce7f51 . #jobs #parks #leisure #sport #professionals

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