Generate Network (AUS)

Generate Network Australia is our commitment to the development of our young professionals and emerging leaders.

About Us

Our membership is FREE, we encourage our members to link up with our partner organisations including PLA and New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA). We want to grow the leadership of the Parks and Recreation industry and seek to connect as many people as possible across sectors, ages, and professions.

Who We Are

Kristin Davies | PLA National Board Director - Generate Network, Chair

Kristin is an energetic, versatile and focused leader with over 10 years' industry experience. Kristin has a diverse background in sports, recreation, leisure, hospitality, events and gaming sectors, including involvement in a number of start-up and member-based organisations. She has a critical appreciation and sound knowledge of a wide range of industry fields with a strong background in strategic policy and planning, business and finance, governance and operations, stadium and venue management, consultation and engagement, change and issues management, funding acquisition, promotion and advocacy. In addition to studying a Bachelor of Sports Administration and Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement (current) at Victoria University and a Certificate IV in Business Administration, she successfully completed the Parks and Leisure Australia Leadership Program in 2016. Kristin's recent work history includes management and senior strategy positions with the City of Greater Geelong, Baseball Victoria, insideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning and Fernwood Women's Health Clubs.


Kristin Davies

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Our Partnership

Through our partnership with the Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd, we offer a fantastic mentoring program. No matter where you live in Australia you have the opportunity to partner with an Otium Planning Group Director so you can learn from an experienced industry professional who can provide a tailored development program.

We will soon be calling for Expressions of Interest to help match our young professionals to a suitable mentor so sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss out.


23 March 2019

2019 Awards of Excellence -Call for Judges

We are looking for industry professionals to join our Awards of Excellence judging panel

Are you interested in being exposed to some of the best projects and initiatives in the Australian parks and leisure industry? Our panel is comprised of PLA members and other industry experts who undertake judging of nominations from across the country for our 11 award categories. Judges are provided with clear guidelines and all judging is conducted on-line system. Regional judging commences in May 2019.

22 March 2019

Individual Member

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, now is the perfect time for those who have not done so already to log in to the Members Area and update your details to ensure you receive the awesome discounts on offer.

12 February 2019

2019 Awards of excellence are now Open

12 February 2019

2019 Awards of excellence are now Open

14 December 2018

Our partner Christie is just back from an awesome four week overseas tour, which included The Big 5 Dubai Expo and the Global Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The highlight was #udldubai, the Middle East's massive trade fair for urban, green and open spaces. So what did they learn?

1 August 2018

Nominations for the 2019 PLA Awards of Excellence are now open!


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