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12 Nov 2019 4:10 am

The Parks and Leisure Australia Annual Report 2018-19 and Financial Report 2018-19 were tabled at our Annual General Meeting on 28 October 2019. PLA is a complex beast with tentacles across Australia all underpinned by the support of our members who give their time and expertise to help build and sustain the organisation

12 Nov 2019 3:00 am

Sport Australia partnership to enhance community health and well-being (Published 12/11/19). Parks and Leisure Australia and Sport Australia have launched a strategic partnership, united by a goal to enhance community health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity. Sport Australia Chief Executive Kate Palmer and PLA President Paul Jane signed a partnership agreement at the PLA National Conference in Perth last month that will, in the future, expand into a memorandum of understanding on the peak body and Federal agency's shared areas of interest.

11 Nov 2019 1:10 pm
In the four years of the First World War more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades. Today we observe one minute’s silence, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.... https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day.

1 Nov 2019 11:47 am
Congratulations to our International #Green #Flag #Award winners: 🎖Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 🎖 Parramatta Park Trust 🎖City of Sydney 🎖Centennial Parklands 🎖Western Downs Regional Council 🎖Campbelltown City Council (SA) 🎖City of Greater Bendigo 🎖City Parklands More than 500 guests' came together at the PLA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, Crown Perth Tuesday night to celebrate. "To be presented with a Green Flag Award is recognition that the award recipient has achieved a benchmark standard of recreational outdoor spaces across Australia.... https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/2019-international-green-flag-award-winners-announced-at-pla2019

31 Oct 2019 2:01 pm
A huge congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Excellence winners announced at the Crown Perth Tuesday night: 🏆 Kristen Jackson - Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award 🏆 Cassie Farquhar-Reid - David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award 🏆 Best Regional/Rual Industry Contribution Award - Mackay Regional Council 🏆 Best Use of Technology Award -Parks Victoria 🏆 Community Based Initiative Award - FORM building a state of creativity 🏆 Community Facility of the year Award - @Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands 🏆 Major Event of the Year - City of Mandurah and Western Australia Police Force 🏆 Park of the Year - Aspect Studios, Level Crossing Removal Project, Lend Lease/ CPB and COX Architecture 🏆 Playspace Award (<$0.5M) - Nature Play Solutions, Skate Sculpture and Shire of Lake Grace 🏆 Playspace Award (> $0.5M) - City of Greater Bendigo 🏆 Research Award - UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia 🏆 Strategic Planning Award - Belgravia Leisure Learn more about the winners and check out the photos from the night https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/2019-awards-of-excellence-winners-revealed Proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group

31 Oct 2019 1:24 pm
Congratulations to the 2019 Awards of Excellence winners


Congratulations to the 2019 Awards of Excellence winners
31 Oct 2019 11:28 am
Each year, the PLA conference grows beyond our expectations with many events selling out. It's because of new members like Mitchell who experienced the conference for the first time. Find out how PLA has impacted how he works every day.

30 Oct 2019 5:00 am

Parks and Leisure Industry Celebrates International Green Flag Award Winners

30 October, 2019

Last night we celebrated some of Australia's best well managed parks and green spaces at the National Awards of Excellence last night at the Crown Perth, Western Australia. 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.

30 Oct 2019 3:00 am

Last night we celebrated the sector's brightest minds and most creative, sustainable and innovative initiatives from across Australia at the National Awards of Excellence at the Crown Perth.

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