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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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5 Dec 2019 1:25 pm
Don't forget PARKS WEEK 7-15 MARCH. Hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand held events in 2019 to celebrate the vital role parks play in our communities. In 2020, we want to make Parks Week even bigger and better. Start thinking about events for your community and check out all the free resources online http://www.parks-week.org/ #parksweek2020 #celebrating #parks

4 Dec 2019 8:08 pm
Make sure you check out Skate Australia's new Skateboarding Participation and Competition Strategy launched in partnership with YMCA Australia. The strategy outlines the national grass roots competition pathways and how local and state governments can activate skate parks under the strategy's programs and event framework https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/skate-australia

4 Dec 2019 5:00 am

YMCA in partnership with Skate Australia have launched the new Skateboarding Participation and Competition Strategy. This strategy outlines the national grass roots competition pathways and how local and state governments activate skate parks under the strategy's programs and event framework.

2 Dec 2019 12:47 pm
The Chinchilla Botanic Parkland achieved international recognition, being the only regional park in Queensland to recieve an International #Green #Flag Award. https://highlifemagazine.net/parkland-rakes-in-international-award/


The Chinchilla Botanic Parklands has recently received an internationally recognised award of excellence for it's recreational space.
29 Nov 2019 4:37 pm
The AP&L Journal - Summer edition is out now talking about all things events, tourism and the arts. We celebrate our Major Event of the Year Award winner City of Mandurah who hosted the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games. Plus Mayor, Erion Veliaj, talks about the challenges of planning for a post communist city with a population explosion and thousands of illegal buildings.... https://lnkd.in/fgk84fx

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