2019 Award Winners

2019 winners were celebrated at the PLA Awards of Excellence in October at the Crown Perth, WA. More than 500 guests from across the parks, sport, leisure and recreation industry came together to celebrate the national winners of the Parks and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence and the Green Flag Awards®.


QUEANBEYAN PALERANG REGIONAL COUNCIL, NSW

Queen Elizabeth II Park

Queen Elizabeth II Park flanks both banks of the Queanbeyan River as it runs through the CBD and plays a vital role in linking the urban areas to the town centre. The park presents as a well maintained and clean park that offers events that are marketed to the community. The entrances to the park are open with good views and bright colours and signs encourage entry and identify the park.


QUEANBEYAN PALERANG REGIONAL COUNCIL, NSW

Queanbeyan Park

Queanbeyan Park is an icon in a Regional context and is well established, maintained and used. The site has many locally significant heritage elements and is a focal point for a diverse group of users and visitors. The Park is well managed and extensively visited and utilised for a wide variety of uses.


PARRAMATTA PARK TRUST, NSW

Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park is a significant regional park that attracts a high number of visits and is used by the local and wider community for a diverse range of passive and active recreation. The park and its diverse portfolio of facilities provide numerous opportunities to support and promote a healthy lifestyle for the local and wider community.


CITY OF SYDNEY, NSW

Harold Park

An iconic neighbourhood park providing diverse passive and active recreational opportunities for local residents and visitors. Park was well maintained and generally clean. All facilities and most vegetation are less than 3 years old and in good condition. Promotion is undertaken through the Council websites and community days.


CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS, NSW

Centennial Parklands

This park provides an extremely inviting, environmentally friendly place to visit featuring large parklands with many imposing entrances, stone columns and iron gates creating impressive tree lined corridors leading into the park is very well used by the local community and countless visitors that all share very positive feedback on the excellent quality of the park.


WESTERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL, QLD

Chinchilla Botanic Parkland

The park is new, currently very popular locally, well maintained and visitation from outside Chinchilla is rising. The park has a great brand that should continue to be built on. The Council's vision to develop an asset of this quality is commended. The challenge will be to maintain the energy and enthusiasm for all future stages and the quality of maintenance of current site. Management and staff availability during the judging process was excellent and with this demonstration of commitment it ensures the future quality management of this site.


CITY OF CAMPBELLTOWN, SA

Lochiel Park

Lochiel Park and the associated Green Village is an interesting demonstration residential site designed to showcase Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) and that the green space within the development is also used by the wider community for recreation and leisure. Overall the park was very well presented and demonstrated a high level of maintenance and sustainable practices.


CITY OF GREATER BENDIGO, VIC

Rosalind Park

Generally, the park is in good condition and is loved by the many local and visiting users. It provides great accessibility for disabled, elderly and able-bodied users. Feedback was positive from locals and visitors about the quality of the park.


CITY PARKLANDS, QLD

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands presents a very welcoming place upon entry. Each of the entry nodes were different but inviting. The parkland is beautifully designed with a variety of features enjoyed by many visitors. The main feature is the inviting water play area. The signage throughout the parkland was well presented and interesting.



CITY PARKLANDS, QLD

Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland presents as one of Brisbane's premier parklands with one of the two best contemporary display gardens in Australia. This park generates a sense of encouragement to enter with excellent displays of information on entrance points and points within the park.


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