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July Newsletter 

Dear 


As we brace ourselves for the cold of mid-winter, we look forward to the promise of spring and all it brings. So too we remain committed to keeping you safe at our National Conference in just over two months' time as we have our safety plan in place for PLA2021.

Rest assured, should situations change, and the Conference be postponed, we will transfer all registrations to next year and, if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, we will accept substitutes in your place or provide a refund.

We are fortunate to be the envy of the world as we have some of the most liveable cities in our great country. Our industry continues to hold its vision for Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renowned for its parks, sport and recreation facilities that provide the foundation for healthy communities and liveable towns and cities.

Thank you all for making this possible, keep doing what you do.

Stay safe and happy reading.

Mark Band, CEO



AP&L JOURNAL OUT NOW!

The Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal - Winter Edition is out now featuring what's going on across Australia and New Zealand in community and urban planning. Not a member, no problem join today and you can check out this edition and past editions online.

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PLA2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM LAUNCH AND KEYNOTES ANNOUNCED

Last month we officially launched the PLA2021 program, spotlighting the latest thinking, approaches and innovations in the parks and leisure industry and exploring the physical, health, socio-environmental and economic benefits which lay ahead.


The program includes 50+ speakers, five technical tours, three networking functions, an exhibition of 50+ companies and culminates with the prestigious Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner hosted by MC Costa Georgiadis.

Our fantastic line-up of keynote speakers including Cathy Freeman OAM, Kurt Fearnley AO, Katherine Howard, Jade Hameister, Costa Georgiadis, Andrew Leslie and more.

Register now!



PLA MEMBERSHIP

With the new financial year upon us, now is a good time to allocate your professional development budget for the year ahead. Member benefits include eligibility to the Awards of Excellence, professional development, online events, Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal, discounts to conferences, events, seminars, and field days, access to local and international research, PaRC library and regular newsletters.

We are continually looking at ways in which we can make membership work for you, your organisation and our industry. Want more information? Call our friendly team today on (08) 8332 0130 or email us at membership@parksleisure.com.au if you have any questions at all. We are here to help.



MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS REMINDER

A friendly reminder that all Parks and Leisure Australia memberships renewals were due on 1 July 2021. If you have not already done so, please ensure you pay your most recent invoice, dated 17 May 2021, at your earliest convenience. To do so, simply click the 'Pay Now' link located at the bottom of your invoice and follow the prompts. Your renewal will help us to prepare for the year ahead!

Thank you again for your ongoing support to Parks and Leisure Australia.


ANNOUNCING HOST MC NATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA

We are proud to announce the National Awards of Excellence Gala event will be hosted by friend of PLA, Costa Georgiadis . This highly esteemed awards event will celebrate the best of Australia's parks, sport and leisure industry and is a night not to be missed!

The evening is proudly sponsored by Green Life Group and will be held at Waterview situated in the picturesque landscapes of Bicentennial Park surrounded by tranquil park and lake views together with an array of NSW's finest entertainment performers.

National finalists for the Awards of Excellence are to be announced soon!

Book now!


OTIUM PLANNING GROUP SUPPORTS GENERATE NETWORK AUSTRALIA FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS!

We are pleased to announce Otium Planning Group (OPG)'s partnership renewal with Parks and Leisure Australia to support the Generate Network Australia over the next three years.

Investing in our emerging leaders and future proofing our industry is key to PLA and OPG, and Generate would not be possible without OPG's support and legacy leadership. We are looking forward to launching Generate into the next exciting phase.

Read full statement here.


GENERATE NETWORK AUSTRALIA

Generate Network (AUS) is a launch pad for up and coming parks and recreation go-getters! If you or someone you know is just starting out in the industry or developing their career, find out more here.

Generate Network Australia is free to join and is Parks and Leisure Australia's commitment to the development of our young professionals and emerging leaders, proudly supported by Otium Planning Group, a Major Sponsor of Generate Network Australia.

Read more.


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Are you our next National Director? Are you, or someone you know, passionate and enthusiastic about leading governance and risk management? PLA is seeking applications from skilled people with governance leadership experience and policy development skills that can add value to our national board.

Full details and to apply here.

Applications close 12 July 2021.


SPORT AUSTRALIA UPDATE: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION

Sport Australia has released its update following nine months of data collection since restrictions were first introduced last March. The update provides picture of how participation has been impacted and is accompanied by a one-page summary of the key findings and a new set of data visualisations which present AusPlay results from their two COVID-19 reports to date in an online format.

All reports are available here.


GOOD NEWS STORIES

PLA's vison is for Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renowned for its parks, sport and recreation facilities, providing the foundation for healthy communities and liveable towns and cities. Our members are engaged and passionate about our industry, which makes a difference in the quality of life for all Australians.

Do you have a good news story you would like us to share? Perhaps there is someone in your organisation who has worked on a project which has had a remarkable impact on the wellbeing of its community. We are looking for contributions so, send them to us at marketing@parksleaisure.com.au.


PARC LIBRARY LAUNCHED

Last month we launched the PaRC library online, marking the transition of an online repository of documentary materials capturing knowledge of parks and leisure in Australasia from its development mode to maintenance.

View the launch here.


PaRC

Parks and leisure professionals can access the Parks and Recreation Collection (PaRC) library which contains over 640 references from across Australia and New Zealand. With topics ranging across recreation, park, tourism, policy and planning, you can head to the PaRC library or check out the latest additions below.

Happy reading!




NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Join PLA! We're looking for a National Director with strong risk management and policy skills. Hurry as applications close 12 July.  And Fraser Coast Regional Council is looking for Centre Coordinator with applications closing 11 July.

Read more.




UPCOMING EVENTS 


20 July Vic/Tas Industry Talk (online) - Preparing to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

22 July NSW/ACT Around our PLAce -Waverley Inclusive play space study - the journey so far

23 July WA 'Deconstructed' State Conference - Community Sports

30 July WA 'Deconstructed' State Conference - Events and Recreation Tourism

10 & 11 August Vic/Tas Region Conference

10 September Vic/Tas Industry Talk (online) - The voices of children when planning for neighbourhoods

12 September Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference #PLA2021

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