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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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17 Jun 2021 5:16 pm
Our lust for nature is real 🌿 Since lock-downs and social distancing became the norm, nature and green spaces have been a big comfort to the community. These spaces play an important role in allowing people to reconnect. The 'Park Bench' is a fitting metaphor to reconnect at PLA2021 in Sydney 🤸‍♀️🌵
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Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. To see the full event details and book 👉 https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #workshop #networking #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

15 Jun 2021 8:30 pm
Could you imagine crossing the second largest polar ice cap on the planet? 🥶Young explorer Jade Hameister has done just that, and will be sharing her incredible experiences at PLA2021! Be forewarned: coming to the PLA2021 conference might just give you itchy feet when you hear about Jade's amazing feat. Read more here 👉 https://bit.ly/3f5TCoP.
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Connect with Jade on the Park Bench at the PLA2021 conference in Sydney. 12-15 September 2021, Sydney Olympic Park.
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus #guestspeaker #keynote #keynotespeaker #JadeHameister

11 Jun 2021 11:45 am
Get in quick before 30 June and utilise your professional development budget before the end of the financial year and register now for PLA2021 Conference.

The Conference is a valuable opportunity to build up your CPD points. Earn 6 CPD points when you attend PLA2021 in September! Click here to register >
https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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Reconnect with us on The Park Bench in Sydney. To see the full event details and book 👉 https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

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