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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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8 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
We are very sad to learn of the recent passing of David Vial who had been suffering from an illness these past 15 months. David had been a strong, passionate advocate of the parks industry with over forty years' experience in the parks and recreation industry - including the public sector, private sector, and academia https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/vale-david-vial

8 Apr 2020 12:45 pm

It was indeed sad news when our industry learnt of the recent passing of David Vial who had been suffering from an illness these past 15 months. David had been a strong, passionate advocate of the parks industry with over forty years' experience in the parks and recreation industry - including the public sector, private sector, and academia.

7 Apr 2020 6:09 pm
7 April is #World #Health #Day the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind us of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions. #supportnursesandmidwives #covid19

7 Apr 2020 10:30 am

7th April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind us of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.

7 Apr 2020 10:24 am

Like every business across Australia and New Zealand, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, including those who work in or frequent health and leisure facilities. During such unprecedented times, the Belgravia Group are doing everything they can to continue to support the community, with the launch of their newly created Home Fitness Network ....

7 Apr 2020 10:16 am

Following Belgravia Group's launch of its Home Fitness Network, NovoFit have joined forces to provide more support for members as they continue to prepare for a different way of maintaining their health, fitness and well-being during this period of work-from-home and isolation.

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