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March E-News


We write to you whilst thinking of our friends in New Zealand and at Recreation Aotearoa. Our hearts go out as the nation grapples with recent events. We spend our lives and careers devoted to making New Zealand and Australia better, bringing people together regardless of race, creed or culture, which makes this crime even harder to fathom.

We share in their grief and disbelief at this terrible time. Australia and New Zealand share an undeniable link in our histories and peoples and it is with this understanding that we will all strengthen our resolve to protect our communities.

Mark Band, CEO and Paul Jane, National President

Australian Parks and Leisure Autumn Journal OUT NOW

The  Autumn Journal is out now. In this edition, find out why green spaces in cities are under threat, discover the best urban parks in Canada, take a walk around Rangitoto Island, and find out who the 2018 Green Flag Award winners are.

You will also read about last year's International Parks and Leisure Congress [IPLC2018] held in Melbourne attracting more than 700 parks and leisure professionals from around the world [keep reading]  

Not a member, no problem, JOIN!

AP&L Journal cover 22.1

2019 Awards of Excellence 

Don't forget nominations for the 2019 Awards  close next Friday -  29th March With 12 categories to choose from, this is a great opportunity to be recognised for your hard work and innovative projects.   

National winners will be announced at The  Crown Promenade, Perth, WA - 30th October, 2019 [continue...].  

2019 - Awards Image

See behind the scenes of the latest projects!

Are you interested in being exposed to some of the best projects and initiatives in the  parks and leisure industry? We are looking for industry professionals to join our Awards of Excellence judging panel.  Judges are made up of members and other industry experts [continue...]

2019 - Call for Judges

Important Member News 

It is wonderful to see so many members jumping on board and taking advantage of our new membership categories. Our new corporate memberships mean  more people can take advantage of the terrific benefits available.

With a host of conferences, events and seminars kicking off next month,  make sure your membership is up to date so you are eligible for the super savings [continue...]

Not sure about your status give us a call 08 8332 0130.

Parks Week 2019

As this year's Parks Week comes to a close, we want to thank all the councils and organisations across Australia and New Zealand that held events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities.

The week saw councils and other organisations on both sides of the Tasman running events to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors. Planning is already underway for next year's Parks Week which will be even bigger and better than this year. Watch this space....

2019 Parks Week


[3rd] Playspaces with a Difference - Seminar - Frankston VIC
[4th] Green Flag Award Information - Seminar -  Brisbane - QLD
[10th] Managing Bushland and Nature Reserves - Seminar - Sydney - NSW
[10th] Developing a Recreation Strategy - Workshop - Floreat - WA

Check out all upcoming events [here

We have a host of conferences, seminars and events coming up so make sure you keep up to date by updating your e-news preferences and join us on Twitter, FaceBook and Linked In.


The friendly team at Parks and Leisure Australia

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