30 Oct 2020 7:54 pm
The National Awards of Excellence winners have officially been crowned for 2020. It was great to see so many of you online at our first ever virtual awards event!
THE 2020 WINNERS: ๐Ÿฅ‡
๐Ÿ”ธ Best regional/rural industry contribution award - City of Busselton - Local Government
๐Ÿ”ธ Best use of technology - ActiveXchange
๐Ÿ”ธ Community based initiative of the year - Town of Victoria Park, West Coast Eagles & Wirrpanda Foundation
๐Ÿ”ธ Community facility of the year - City of Rockingham โ€“ Local Government & PLACE Laboratory
๐Ÿ”ธ Major event of the year - Coffs Harbour City Council
๐Ÿ”ธ David Aldous young professional of the year - Stephanie McCallum
๐Ÿ”ธ Park of the year - Rounsefell Design & Western Downs Regional Council
๐Ÿ”ธ Playspace award (<$0.5m) - City of Melville
๐Ÿ”ธ Research award - The CityGreen Lab
๐Ÿ”ธ Strategic planning award - Parramatta Park Trust

28 Oct 2020 4:44 pm
With our Awards of Excellence going fully virtual this year, we know how important technological innovations are to the community. Let's take a look at our finalists for the Best Use of Technology Award:

๐ŸŒ Sports Site Planning Tool - Logan City Council
๐ŸŒ User Pay Dimmable Floodlight System - Industrial Automation Group and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
๐ŸŒ Australiaโ€™s National Infrastructure Database - ActiveXchange
๐ŸŒ Connected Cities - Campbelltown City Council (SA) and City of Prospect

The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October, proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group.

Tickets are FREE, just register for your spot here ๐Ÿ‘‰

21 Oct 2020 11:27 am
We're excited to see Richard Louv's keynote presentation on 'Planet Hope, and the future of life on Earth.' Richard is a journalist and author of 10 thought-provoking books that have been translated and published in 24 countries.
To read more about Richard and book your tickets to the #PLA2020 Virtual Conference click the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡

20 Oct 2020 2:57 pm
We are thrilled to welcome back to PLA2020 Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj to deliver another insightful keynote addressing the response to the global health crisis in a city under urban transformation.
Erion will share his latest insights into his cityโ€™s fight for its life. It starts with a magnitude 4.5 earthquake towards, followed by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, and then a pandemic thatโ€™s hit the city even harder. Discover Tiranaโ€™s version of the โ€œnew normalโ€ combined with the seemingly never-ending struggle to build and re-build a more sustainable and resilient city.
It's less than 1 week to go until the virtual conference takes place (26 & 27 Oct).
Full Conference, 1-Day and Single Session passes available.
Discounts for Group Bookings.

20 Oct 2020 1:04 pm
Our Awards of Excellence is almost here, have you got your free tickets yet? Today we celebrate the finalists for the Strategic Planning Award:

๐Ÿ† Your Parramatta Park 2030 - Parramatta Park Trust
๐Ÿ† Sunshine Coast Sports Infrastructure Plan - Sunshine Coast Council and Otium Planning Group
๐Ÿ† Magill Village Master Plan - Campbelltown City Council (SA), City of Burnside and JPE Design Studio (pictured)
๐Ÿ† Whittlesea Netball and Basketball Plan 2019-2041 - City of Whittlesea
๐Ÿ† Urban Forest Strategy - City of Canning and ArborCarbon Pty Ltd

Congratulations to the finalists! Mark it in your diaries, winners will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October, proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group.๏ฟฝ

Tickets are FREE, all you have to do is register here ๐Ÿ‘‰

19 Oct 2020 5:04 pm
[1 WEEK TO GO] until the #PLA2020 Virtual Conference - Oct 26 & 27. Donโ€™t miss the opportunity to re-connect and communicate with like-minded people, keep our industry alive with fresh ideas, all from the comfort of your home or office.
Hear from 15 industry experts, including five internationally renowned keynote speakers who will present insightful new ideas and fresh perspectives that challenge conventional thinking.
Finalise your registration today โžฃ

15 Oct 2020 3:30 pm
As events are going virtual, like our Awards of Excellence, let's reminisce to a time when social distancing was non-existent!

Congratulations to our finalists for the National Major Event of the Year Award:

๐ŸŽ‰ Elton Rocks the Coffs Coast - Coffs Harbour City Council
๐ŸŽ‰ Luminous- A Light Art Festival 2019 - Gladstone Regional Council
๐ŸŽ‰ Sunset Veranda 2020 - City of Stirling
๐ŸŽ‰ Australia Day Festival 2020 - City of Greater Dandenong

Our event is fast approaching so don't forget to register for your FREE tickets at

The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October proudly sponsored by GLG Greenlife Group.

13 Oct 2020 1:30 pm
Our Awards of Excellence is fast approaching and we can't wait to showcase the people behind the places!

Today we shine a light on the finalists for the National Playspace of the Year Award (<$0.5M):

๐ŸŽฏ Kelso Outdoor Recreation Area - Fiona Robbรฉ Landscape Architects
๐ŸŽฏ Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground - Department for Environment and Water and Climbing Tree
๐ŸŽฏ Highton Child & Family Centre Playspace - Brand Architects and Ochre Landscape
๐ŸŽฏ Deep Water Point Reserve Playspaces - City of Melville

Best of luck to all finalists! Put it in your calendar: National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event, Friday 30 October. Proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group.

Want to get a front row seat (in the comfort of your own home)? Register for your free tickets here ๐Ÿ‘‰

9 Oct 2020 3:15 pm
If we've learnt anything from 2020, it's that we appreciate our community spaces and getting outside a whole lot more!

Here's to our finalists for the Community Facility of the Year Award:

โญ C.ex Coffs International Stadium - Coffs Harbour City Council
โญ Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre - Brisbane City Council
โญ Edwardstown Soldiers Memorial Recreation Ground - Swanbury Penglase
โญ Casey Stadium - City of Casey and YMCA (OneCasey)
โญ Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation - City of Rockingham โ€“ Local Government and PLACE Laboratory

Well done and good luck finalists! The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group.

Tickets are FREE so grab your team and register ๐Ÿ‘‰

7 Oct 2020 3:46 pm
Raising a glass from the comfort of our homes and offices this year, our Awards of Excellence recognises the people behind the places.

Today we celebrate our finalists for the David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award:

๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Stephanie McCallum
๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Annie Charlton
๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Stephanie Ristevska
๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Damon Lee - City of Armadale

A special thank you to our sponsor Otium Planning Group, who support young leaders throughout the year.

The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October, proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group. Tickets are FREE, register and have a viewing party at ๐Ÿฅ‚

7 Oct 2020 11:38 am
The Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal Autumn edition is out now featuring all things community and urban planning.
View the latest edition here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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