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April Update from PLA Queensland


Firstly I would like to start by hoping everyone is keeping well, as our communities and industry continue to adapt to these incredibly challenging times. From our end the team at PLAQ have been busy supporting the national team and a number of our partners and members during these unique times of social isolation and remote working, but we are excited to kick off our Queensland region monthly newsletter again.

Each day it is amazing to witness the resilience our industry has shown in the wake of this global pandemic and how our industry is quickly pivoting to adapt the best we can.  We are acutely aware of how significantly COVID-19 has impacted the parks, leisure and sporting facilities, and also this flow on affect this is having to our members and stakeholders. I could not have imagined that 2020 would see so many of our favourite parks, leisure, community and sporting facilities being off limits, but in saying that, it is amazing to see so many people enjoying creating leisure opportunities in their own unique ways.

You may have also seen in the national update recently that 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, and in Queensland we are currently working on a suite of offerings and engaging with our industry and government partners to support the recovery of our industry and our members across 2020/21.

Finally as an industry we are in this for the long term, and are keen to collaborate with you all further, as we start planning for recovery and getting our communities active and healthy when isolation restrictions are relaxed in the future. In the meantime we would love to see how you are keeping active in isolation, so feel free to tag PLA QLD in any posts you put online and hashtag #plaq.

Stay safe and well,

Adam and the PLA QLD team


Due to the escalation of COVID-19, PLAQ have decided to postpone the 2020 State Conference until next year.

Also due to COVID-19, the National Conference has been postponed until September 2021, and the plan is to still host the event at Sydney Olympic Park.


We have received a solid number of nominations to date from across QLD, but we would love more.  

Although we are isolated we will still share our industry success, so nominate before 24 April 2020.

Read more


PLA National has set-up a COVID-19 information page to provide links to the latest information we have on hand.

There are some great links for businesses, members and community, so please refer to as you need.  These funding programs are evolving daily, so please refer to the funding source for any changes and conditions relevant to your personal situation. Read more

Also organisations such as Beyond Blue have developed some amazing mental wellbeing support resources.


We are busily working on some great online webinar and video content to share with our diverse network.  We look forward to announcing our first lunch time event very soon. Also make sure you search for PLAQ on instagram as we will be sharing content on this platform too.

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