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Queensland Newsletter 26 July 2019


Welcome to the PLA QLD Friday News. 

Nominations close on Monday for the PLA QLD Regional Council.  We'd love to get you more involved in Parks and Leisure activities. Nominate here.

Don't forget next week is last chance to register for the Cairns event.

Lighting & Turf Master Classes

HURRY! Join us in Cairns on Monday 12 August 2019 for a Park Managers and teams forum as well as master classes on turf and lighting. 

Held at Barlow Park, Cairns tickets are now available for $135 Members and $165 Non-Members.

Bookings essential by Friday 2 August!

Download Event Flyer - New Program

Register Here

PLEASE NOTE: A glitch in the main frame has meant we are having trouble accessing the attendee list. If you have registered for this event please call Tracy on 0481 337 527.  Thanks and sorry for an inconvenience.


G James Factory Tour

Hosted by Gossi, this unique opportunity opens the factory doors with partners G James Group, for an exclusive 3 hour behind-the-scenes factory tour.

Wednesday 11 September 2019. Meet at Joe's Diner, 1084 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm

$35 for Non-Members | $25 for Members

Bookings essential by Monday 2 September!

Download Event Flyer

Register Here

2019 PLA National Conference

The 2019 PLA Conference will be held from 27-30 October 2019 at Crown Perth, WA.

The Conference (#PLA2019) will bring inspiring, interesting and stimulating speakers together with curious audiences who want to learn.

Register Here

Green Flag Awards

Applications for the 2019 Green Flag Awards are now open! 

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across Australia.

If you are interested in more information on the Awards or are keen to nominate, please contact Jeff Dry from the PLA National Office via email on

Apply Now

2020 National Sustainability Conference

The 2020 National Sustainability Conference will be held Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 April 2020 at the stylish new Calile Hotel in Brisbane. 

This all-encompassing event will provide you with the knowledge needed to reach sustainable development goals and increase the economic and environmental standing of your business.

Register Here

Managing Living Collections and Landscapes in a (climate) Changing World

Friends of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Australian Garden History Society Qld Branch will host a presentation by Prof. Tim Entwisle, Director RBG Melbourne.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Read Here

Are you interested in supporting the future of our industry? We are too!

The Generate Network is PLA’s commitment to the development of our young professionals and emerging leaders. The aim of the Generate Network is to connect, engage and develop our leaders of tomorrow. The Generate Network is free for PLA members

Find out more






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