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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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14 May 2021 2:36 pm
Want to know more about the #PLA2021 conference? Subscribe to our email for the most up-to-date conference information! Click here https://bit.ly/3vspTMa
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Meet us on The Park Bench for the PLA2021 Conference. 12-15 September 2021 🀩
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

12 May 2021 8:22 pm
Thinking of joining us on The Park Bench this year? Here are the top reasons why your organisation needs you to attend the PLA 2021 conference πŸ‘‡

1️⃣ Professional development - new skill sets and learnings will bring value to your organisation
2️⃣ Industry connections - sow the seeds for future collaboration across the sector
3️⃣ Represent your organisation - be seen and heard by peers and leaders in the field
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Leaders understand that ongoing professional development and training is important for employees to grow and flourish in the industry. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.
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We can't wait to connect with at the PLA2021 conference in Sydney. 12-15 September 2021, Sydney Olympic Park. To see the full event details and book πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys.
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

12 May 2021 3:05 pm
Top reasons to attend the #PLA2021 conference πŸ‘‡ 1️⃣ Professional development – new skill sets and learnings 2️⃣ Industry connections - future collaboration 3️⃣ Represent your organisation - be noticed Register https://bit.ly/3fQCsfv --- #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference

11 May 2021 8:14 pm
Join us on The Park Bench with landscaping architect, Costa Georgiadis. Costa will blow you away with his holistic approach to gardening - food for the soil and the soul 🌱 πŸ˜‡
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Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. To see the full event details and book πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus #CostaGeorgiadis #guestspeaker #keynote #keynotespeaker

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