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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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26 Nov 2021 5:59 pm
🌟 Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced! 🌟

A BIG congratulations to Nick Cox from Belgravia Leisure, for being announced the 2021 Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award Winner.

Nick has been a long-term, active supporter of Parks and Leisure Australia, and more broadly to other organisations that promote and support the parks, leisure and community sport sectors. Nick’s personal and professional contributions toward enhancement of the standard of the industry has been extensive, impactful and enduring 🤩

Nick has consistently shared his experience and leadership at international, national, and state conferences. These presentations have been heavily attended, and have provided insights related to leadership, training and education of parks and leisure industry staff, crisis and risk management, organisational change, development and sustainment, and most recent topics have focussed on innovation, merging trends, and parks and leisure industry transformation for a changing world.

Find out more about the award here > https://bit.ly/3CNy60H
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26 Nov 2021 5:51 pm
🌟 Playspace Award (> $0.5M) winner Announced!
🌟 Award proudly sponsored by Softfall Testing.

Huge congratulations to the City of Perth and Playce for winning the 2021 Playspace Award (> $0.5M) for the ‘Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny Playground’. City of Perth and Playce worked together to create the new playground, welcoming people of all ages, abilities (both physical and cognitive) and cultural backgrounds to enjoy the space, to socialise and play together. Read more about them here 👉 https://bit.ly/2Z2yf2l

Congratulations to all finalists who made it to the final stage.
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