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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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15 Oct 2021 12:42 pm
💬 Engage with industry exhibitors via the virtual expo feature on our conference app! This tool allows delegates and industry exhibitors to connect via video conferencing. As an attendee, you’ll get a far more authentic and personal experience when you connect directly with subject matter experts in specific products and topic areas 🤝
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We look forward to connecting with you on the Virtual Park Bench - 23-24 November 2021. To see the full conference details and register 👉 https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

12 Oct 2021 9:35 pm
Did you know that Sydney’s successful bid for the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games provided the impetus for one of the largest remediation projects ever undertaken in Australia?

🌿 Hear about the incredible changes the parklands have endured, from the degraded wasteland through to a treasured space for community, recreation and inspiration during the presentation: Parklands of Sydney Olympic Park: The past 25 years from Waste to GREAT PLACE. Prepare to be fascinated and wowed by speakers Peter Duncan AM and Tony McCormick.
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We look forward to connecting with you on the Virtual Park Bench - 23-24 November 2021. To see the full conference details and register 👉 https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

6 Oct 2021 9:49 pm
With a passion for Sport and a lifetime of being involved in sport, both professionally and personally, Robert Dalton (acting CEO, Australian Sports Commission / Sport Australia) will speak about the power of sport and physical activity and its ability to unite the community. Hear inspiring stories and gain insights from our industry's best at the PLA2021 Virtual Conference.
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We look forward to connecting with you on the Virtual Park Bench - 23-24 November 2021. To see the full conference details and register 👉 https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

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