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NOvember Newsletter 


Dear


As we head into summer, our industry can once again flourish with the re-opening of towns, cities and borders, bringing enormous benefit to our communities and visitors alike.

Encouraging communities to get outside and enjoy local parks and open spaces has never been more important and we are encouraging you to get your local council onside and create a Magical Park, more details in this newsletter.

Here at National Office, we are counting down the weeks to our National Virtual Conference and looking forward to reconnecting with each other again on the Virtual Park Bench.

Enjoy the start of summer and stay safe.

Happy reading.

Mark Band, CEO



PLA2021 NATIONAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

We're counting down the weeks to everyone getting together on the Virtual Park Bench. With keynote speakers from USA, New Zealand and Australia, you'll have direct access to insights, shared experiences and learnings of the past eighteen months. You'll also gain 6 CPD points for this financial year when you attend the virtual conference. Do you have a group of 5 to 10 people wanting to attend? Take advantage of up to $236 savings on group bookings, available now! Savings also available for individual registrations of up to $59.

Hurry registrations close midnight 21 November 2021.

More information and register now!


AP&L JOURNAL OUT NOW

Have you read the latest edition of the Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal? It is packed with articles covering parks, gardens and conservation. Great reads include City Nature Challenge, Providing Access to Fitness and Recreation, From Coconuts to Conservation, and Connecting People with Nature. Not yet a subscriber to the Journal? No problem, join today and you can check out this edition and past editions online.

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PLA MEMBERSHIP

With the upcoming Virtual National Conference, now is the perfect time to save on your conference registration by becoming a member today!

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.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CPLP QUALIFICATION

You can now apply online for the Certified Parks and Leisure Professional program, simply complete the form and your application will be assessed by our friendly team.

Why sign-up for the program? The Certified Parks and Leisure Professional (CPLP) qualification is the only Australian national benchmark for industry professionals.

To be eligible for the CPLP program you must be a member of PLA.

Full details and to apply here


ANNUAL REPORT 20/21 OUT NOW

The Parks and Leisure Australia Annual Report is now available and provides a look back on challenges and achievements of the recent financial year.

In what has been a challenging year for everyone, the relationships and connections that PLA has afforded us has provided hope and the spiritual nourishment to keep going.

Parks and Leisure Australia is proud to  continue serving its members and industry.

Read more here


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - CPLP COMMITTEE 

We are currently calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from those wanting to be a part of PLA's Certified Parks and Leisure Professional Certification Committee. The certification committee will be accountable to the national board, by providing recommendations to which members are eligible to be awarded the PLA Certified Parks and Leisure Professional.


Full details and to apply here.



NATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE VIRTUAL GALA EVENT

Winners for the prestigious PLA National Awards of Excellence will be announced at PLA National Awards of Excellence Virtual Gala event on Friday 26 November.

To find out who will win, tickets are available when you register for PLA2021 National Virtual Conference. Check out the finalists here. 

Register now! 



PLA WEBINAR SERIES

With the continually changing world we live in; Parks and Leisure Australia is pivoting to bring you an exciting program of webinars and online events for the remainder of the year. All webinars are free to members; non-members can benefit from savings when they join PLA. Earn CPD point when you attend a webinar, full details here.

See what's planned here


MAGICAL PARKS AVAILABLE NOW

We have had a great response so far and encourage you to get in touch and prepare your park and open space ahead of the upcoming summer holidays. Magical Parks provides families the opportunity to enjoy their local parks in a fun and unique way. Parks and Leisure Australia, supported by GEO AR Games (developers of Magical Park) is looking to partner with local parks and Councils to make this a reality. 

Get in touch now and full details here.


GREEN FLAG

Judging has now ended and, winners will be announced 26 November 2021 at the PLA Awards of Excellence Gala Event. 

Register here

Find out more about Green Flag 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.

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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@parksleisure.com.au.


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!


UPCOMING EVENTS

10 Nov 2021 Around our PLAce: What does the community want?

17 Nov 2021 Industry Talk - Metropolitan Regional Parks: back on the agenda.

18 Nov 2021 Transforming Spaces for Australian Sport & Recreation Areas

23 Nov 2021 Parks and Leisure Australia National VIRTUAL Conference #PLA2021

26 Nov 2021 National Awards of Excellence Gala event

18 Feb 2022 Vic/Tas Region Conference IN22

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NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Yarra Ranges Council is looking for a Project Manager and a Recreation Project Support Officer - hurry and apply now as both positions close 2 November.

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