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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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23 Aug 2019 3:36 pm
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20 Aug 2019 3:04 pm

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16 Aug 2019 1:51 pm
Challenge your thinking at #PLA2019 National Conference in Perth (27-30 October). ➤ 80+ speakers ➤ 6 technical tours ➤ 3 social functions ➤ 50+ exhibitors Register now → http://www.pla2019.parksleisure.com.au [group bookings save up to $3,300] #parks #sport #recreation https://t.co/cXQsZjjEDd
15 Aug 2019 11:40 am
Challenge your thinking at the PLA2019 National Conference in Perth (27-30 October). PLA2019 is all about linking parks, open spaces and facilities to the health, well-being and the sporting performance of the nation. ➤ 80+ speakers ➤ 6 technical tours ➤ 3 social functions ➤ 50+ exhibitors Register now → www.pla2019.parksleisure.com.au [group bookings save up to $3,300] Sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group, Syngenta, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, South West, Department of Biodeversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth Convention Bureau, Christie and Otium Planning Group

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