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APRIL E-News (Important Covid-19 Update)


The COVID-19 outbreak is having an unprecedented impact on our industry.  The scale of the outbreak has been incredible.  Just as you are trying to understand how to operate and what this means for your company and/or organisation, PLA is also changing how we operate so we can continue to service and support our members.

This week, the National Board made a series of decisions to help protect the future of PLA whilst at the same time meeting the needs of our members.  Difficult decisions were made in terms of postponing upcoming conferences, events and seminars.  We of course will provide more information as it comes to hand. 

Please remember we are here for you and hope you stay safe and well during this difficult time. I am confident we will come through this stronger and with different ways of servicing our members and the broader community. 

On a personal note, I would like to thank our board, staff and volunteers for their continued, unwavering support as we tackle these unchartered waters.

Mark Band, CEO


Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming PLA events have been postponed. Obviously we are all very disappointed but our concern lies with the health and well-being of our members and supporters... 



Due to COVID-19 unfortunately this event has been postponed until September 2021.  

PLA2021 will still be held at Sydney Olympic Park, home of the 2000 Olympics and Paralympics and one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects.....



The Parks and Recreation Collection is up and running and now we need your help! We want to make sure all important and relevant policies, plans, papers and reports are available in this one central point for members and the industry.  

We are looking for an 'Administrator' in each region to help source  relevant materials on a regular basis...



We are currently reviewing all PLA activities  and we are working on a range of different ways to help connect our industry. 

This page is for you our members, to help keep you up to speed as and when new information and support is announced....



The Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal - Autumn Edition is out this month featuring what's going on across Australia and New Zealand in community and urban planning.  

Not a member, no problem join today and you can check out this edition and past editions online ....

AP&L Journal 23.1


During such unprecedented times, the Belgravia Group are doing everything they can to continue to support members, starting with the launch of their new Home Fitness Network, an online training and nutrition program that includes workout videos, access to a nutrition portal, a Facebook support group, Spotify channel and call centre....

Belgravia Leisure - Home Fitness Workout


In these difficult times it is more important than ever to connect our members so you can ask questions about others' experiences, share ideas, learn best practices, collaborate with others and share information. That's why in the coming days we will be launching PLA CHAT. Watch this space! 

 Microsoft Teams


Looking for a change in 2020? You might be surprised to know there are several positions currently available.  Shire of East Pilbra (WA) are looking for a Coordinator and Moorabool Shire Council (VIC) are employing a Manager-Connected Communities plus many more....

Need a Change Check out our Jobs Board


17 APR - SA/NT Conference - postponed - now late 2020  
21 APR - Achieving Excellence in Recreation - postponed - now late 2020
12 MAY - NSW/ACT Conference - postponed - now late 2020
20 MAY - VIC/TAS Conference - postponed until 2021  
24 MAY - QLD Conference - postponed until early 2021 
10 JUN - WA Awards of Excellence - postponed (date TBA) 
11 OCT - PLA2020 National Conference - postponed Sept 2021

Although we've postponed our events due to COVID-19, we have an exciting new program of online learning and webinars coming your way to help you connect and learn - watch this space!  

We have a host of online learning and webinars coming up so make sure you keep up to date by updating your e-news preferences and join us on Twitter, Face Book and Linked In.

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