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Queensland Newsletter 15 March 2019


Welcome to the PLA QLD Friday News. 

DON'T MISS OUT on registering for the Play and Community Spaces - Inclusion & Design Best Practice event in Townsville next week. Registrations CLOSE TODAY at 5pm!! 

Also, registrations are now open for a FREE information session in Brisbane for the Green Flag Awards. 

Qld Play and Community Spaces Townsville


"We want Townsville to know that we are supporting them so we are coming to town"

On Monday 18 March, PLA QLD together with KOMPAN and Urban Play are thrilled to present a regional half-day seminar to discuss inclusion in play and community spaces, along with best practice design concepts and strategies.  

The day will include international speaker Jeanette Jespersen other leading thinkers, practical strategies and case  study examples. 

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED... Shaun Egan from Place Design Group! 

Register Here - HURRY HURRY!

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Green Flags Award Information Session

Join us for a FREE information session in Brisbane, providing you with all you need to know about the benefits of winning a Green Flag Award, as well as tips and insights into the nomination and judging process.

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, the United Kingdom and around the world.

This 2-hour session on Thursday 4th April includes presentations, morning tea and a site tour last years winner - Roma Street Parklands. 

Register Here

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PLA Awards of Excellence

The 2019 Award of Excellence are closing soon... Don’t leave it to the last minute!

Get your nomination in now. 

Enter Here

2019 Queensland State Conference 

The annual State Conference will be held on 29th, 30th & 31st May 2019 in Toowoomba with the theme 'Towards New Horizons'.

This AMAZING event creates opportunities to discuss and explore ideas as well as learn about cutting edge practice and research, and supports people who have new and innovative concepts, theories and ideas to test and share with colleagues.

View Conference Website 

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Sunshine Coast Award Winners Day Wrap Up

Thank you to all who attended the Sunshine Coast Award Winners Day this week... and what a sunny day it was! 

This event wouldn't have been possible with out the support of our generous hosts, Sunshine Coast Council.

Want to find a great PLA Queensland event near you? Click here!

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Childhood Summit

The Childhood Summit in Brisbane from 28th to 30th March 2019 will bring together thought-leaders, gatekeepers, key influencers and practitioners across the Australian community, to contribute to the international conversation and movement towards actions that will protect our children's overall health, well-being, life satisfaction and the planet.

There is a stream on Infrastructure and one on Environment which would be particularly relevant to PLA members.

Register Here

Nature Play Spaces and Loose Parts Play Workshop

Join Nature Play Queensland for a hands on fun and learning workshop about the benefits of nature play, to be held on Tuesday 30th April in Mackay.

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Organisational Development Workshops by QORF

A opportunity to consider Organisational Development - the issues, the options and the way forward, in a two part workshop series run in April (Part A) and May (Part B).  

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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

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