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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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16 Jan 2020 1:54 pm
PARKS WEEK 2020 [7 - 15 March] is about organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Checkout some of the events near you! 🏖Summertime Sessions in the Village - QLD 🌝Campbelltown Moonlight Markets - SA 🏖Beach Volleyball Schools Cup - QLD ⭐️Movies under the Stars - QLD 🌲Unwind in the Park - QLD 🏙106 + NGV - Transforming Everyday Public Spaces Into Thriving Third Places - VIC 🎧ElectraFest - QLD #PARKSWEEK2020 http://www.parks-week.org/

16 Jan 2020 1:12 pm
Registrations are open for Green Pavlova 2020 - the biggest parks conference in the southern hemisphere. Taking place from 4 to 7 May 2020 in Rotorua, New Zealand, Green Pavlova is incorporating the World Urban Parks Asia -Pacific Congress and will be bringing together the Asia-Pacific parks and open spaces industry to learn new things, discuss best practice and network with colleagues. Find out more and register https://web.cvent.com/event/4aaf58cd-ee56-47c6-b5fc-d953aa5b7183/summary?previewToken=1e9647d01331772a54772cbc688fd30d

15 Jan 2020 5:22 pm
This is very obviously not a time to debate the views on climate change, nor point the finger at politicians or land managers, but to collectively rally in support of the many victims whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by the fires, as well as the devastating loss to our native flora and fauna....https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/2020-welcome-back
14 Jan 2020 9:00 pm

This is very obviously not a time to debate the views on climate change, nor point the finger at politicians or land managers, but to collectively rally in support of the many victims whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by the fires, as well as the devastating loss to our native flora and fauna...

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