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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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23 May 2019 10:00 am
Day two of our NSW/ACT State conference kicks off this morning with former Olympic athlete and business woman Jane Flemming starting the day followed by ACT Young Australian of the Year Zack Bryers. After a series of presentations and technical tours the day concludes with the NSW/ACT Awards of Excellence at The National Arboretum, Canberra


The 2019 NSW/ACT Conference, Solid Foundations > Vibrant Futures, will showcase the best of NSW and the ACT. Together with our Conference partners the Office of Sport and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, we will deliver a conference program that includes two streams; Places & Spaces and Events,...
22 May 2019 9:30 am
Day one of our NSW/ACT State Conference kick off this afternoon with technical tours to the National Arboretum in Canberra and the Queanbeyan CBD/ Riverfront Redevelopment. Followed by this evenings Welcome Function at the Q Theater. To those attending, we hope you enjoy the day.


The 2019 NSW/ACT Conference, Solid Foundations > Vibrant Futures, will showcase the best of NSW and the ACT. Together with our Conference partners the Office of Sport and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, we will deliver a conference program that includes two streams; Places & Spaces and Events,...
20 May 2019 4:29 pm
Applications are open for @generatenetwork Executive Committee members. @generatenetwork is looking for one representative in each state and territory. Applications close 12 June. https://lnkd.in/fNt7twN . Sponsored by @otiumplanning. #parks #leisure #young #professionals

20 May 2019 3:56 pm
Applications are open for Generate Executive Committee members. Kristin Davies, chair, is looking for a representative in each state and territory. The Committee will champion Generate across the country and lead it into the next phase! If you are a young professional, ready for your next leap or are just inspired to give back to the next generation - then this is your time to get involved! Applications close 12 June. https://lnkd.in/fNt7twN #parks #leisure #young #professionals

19 May 2019 10:30 pm
Excited about going back to work tomorrow? No, well check out our Jobs Board: #Manager #Recreation & #Leisure #Services - Yarra City Council, #Recreation #Development #Officer - @baysidecitycouncil, #Senior #Asset #Officer - Peak Services, #Volunteer position - Squash Australia. Looking for new talent, PLA members can advertise for free https://buff.ly/2IZuEbB

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