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Best Rural Industry Contribution Award

Sponsored by Community TAB

Region/Rural Australia includes all of the towns, small cities and areas that lie beyond the major capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart and Canberra), who make a significant contribution through community initiatives which contribute to the parks and leisure industry. These projects can be playspaces, events, tourism, trails, programs, re-purposing of facilities and environmental initiatives



Major Event of the Year Award

Sponsored by Riskwest

This award recognises community events which receive third party sponsorship and charge an admission or participation fee. The event is commercial (major sponsorship / partnerships) in nature and promotes community participation through industry related events.



Community Based Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Woodlands

This award is designed to recognise the combined effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage effective initiatives, projects, programs, events and/or festivals which promote and enhance leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.



Strategic Planning Award

Sponsored by Tredwell Management

This award recognises the development of strategies for parks, open space, sport, recreation and leisure opportunities by rewarding outstanding examples of strategic planning that have enriched and revitalised a community.



Community Facility of the Year Award

Sponsored by Otium Planning

This community facility award recognises facilities that demonstrate innovative features of design, development and operation.



Park of the Year Award

Sponsored by Active Discovery

This award celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful well designed and managed new or significantly revitalised parks/ open spaces by recognising and rewarding exceptional examples of best practice in terms of design and management.



Playspace Award (>$0.5M)

Sponsored by UDLA

This award is given to a playspace over the value of $500,000 that involves a range of stakeholders, contributes to the creation of a sense of "place'' for its local community and exhibits landscape and/or structural design innovation that delights and aids childhood development.



Playspace Award (<$0.5M)

Sponsored by Josh Byrne & Associates

This award is given to a playspace under the value of $500,000 that involves a range of stakeholders, contributes to the creation of a sense of "place'' for its local community and exhibits landscape and/or structural design innovation that delights and aids childhood development.



Research Project Award

Sponsored by Nature Based Play

This award acknowledges outstanding research achievement by a group or individual, professionals, student or academics who have made a significant contribution to the parks and leisure industry through expanded knowledge enhancement promoting the benefits or importance of the parks and leisure sector in Australian society.



Best Use of Technology Award

Sponsored by Fitness Industry Technology Summit

This award acknowledges outstanding and innovative achievement in the area of technology application and how that application has benefited the industry.



David Aldous Young Professional of the Year

Sponsored by EPCAD

This award seeks to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions made by a student or emerging professional (under 30 years of age) in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification in the sector throughout Australia or who has made a significant contribution to the parks and leisure industry.




Tickets

PLA Members $FREE | Non Members $55 + GST

Includes 2019 Awards Program, canapes, drinks and entertainment.


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