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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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22 Oct 2021 12:45 pm
💬 “A lot’s changed for me since we last met…”. ✋ Stop for a moment – you’ll want to listen to this message from Andrew Leslie, coming to you from Wellington. There’s no way you’ll want to miss his presentation and sit with Andrew on the Virtual Park Bench at the PLA Conference. Thank you Andrew.
Register here https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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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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19 Oct 2021 9:15 pm
Be surprised, be inspired, be ready! 🤩 In just 5 weeks we're bringing you a conference that brings our wonderful community together. Fascinating speakers, inspiring topics and a platform that allows you to feel like you're in the room. 🙌 Make sure you're 'on the park bench' with us at the Parks and Leisure Conference, online. Find out more and register here: https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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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

17 Oct 2021 6:51 pm
A warm welcome to Syngenta to the Conference as a Sponsor! Syngenta Turf & Landscape has more than 20 years’ experience in developing solutions specifically for turf. ⚽ 🍃 Their product portfolio covers all turf markets from golf courses and bowling greens to council parks and sports fields, making them a perfectly matched business to support this event!
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We look forward to connecting with you on the Virtual Park Bench - 23-24 November 2021. Click to see 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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