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3 Apr 2020 8:12 pm
Just in case you’re not sure what you can and can’t do this weekend. This is a great summary of the rules across the nation. Take care and have a good weekend. https://lnkd.in/g3WnBig


Between health advice, quarantine and isolation directions, social distancing and more, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked no shortage of questions. Many of us are still confused about what we can and can't do, and a lot of it depends on which state or territory you live in. The advice is changing...
30 Mar 2020 8:17 pm



A "Job Keeper" payment has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison - eligible employers will receive $1500 per fortnight that must be passed on to workers. More detail: https://ab.co/2QVryrP
30 Mar 2020 8:16 pm

#LIVE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are addressing the media about economic measures and wage subsidies in response to COVID-19. MORE: https://ab.co/2UIW4pW
27 Mar 2020 3:44 pm
We support World Urban Parks and our industry partners in promoting the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. Please make sure social distancing rules are adhered to as you take time out. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019

27 Mar 2020 3:36 pm
Parks and Leisure Australia advocates and supports the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019 #NatureNeverCloses https://twitter.com/Penalosa_G/status/1243212566714822664
23 Mar 2020 3:55 pm
Entries for the 2020 Parks and Leisure Awards of Excellence are now extended to midnight Friday 24th April https://lnkd.in/fXR5fR7 #parks #leisure #sport #facilities #recreation #play #planning #openspace #events #youngprofessionals #research #awards

23 Mar 2020 3:47 pm
Entries for the 2020 Parks and Leisure Australia #Awards of #Excellence are now extended to midnight Friday 24th April. Who do you think should win? • Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award • David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award • Major Event of the Year Award • Community Based Initiative of the Year Award • Strategic Planning Award • Community Facility of the Year Award • Park of the Year Award • Playspace (<$500k) Award • Playspace (> $500k) Award • Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award • Research Award • Best Use of Technology Award Hurry, entries close soon https://lnkd.in/fXR5fR7 #parks #leisure #sport #facilities #recreation #play #planning #openspace #events #youngprofessionals #research #awards

19 Mar 2020 4:28 pm
Stuck at home and not feeling productive? Check out the latest Australiasian Parks and Leisure Journal. Produced in partnership with Recreation Aotearoa, the Autumn edition focuses on all things #community and #urban #plannning with features from: City of Whittlesea Keep Britain Tidy The Age Brimbank City Council Narromine Shire Council PLAY Australia The Climate Council City of Newcastle Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub Revolve, NZ Project for Public Spaces World Urban Parks CityLab and more... https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/journal

17 Mar 2020 7:40 pm
Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming events have been postponed until 31st May 2020. We thank all of our supporters for their patience while we work through this unprecedented and complex situation. For more information: https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/pla-events-postponed

17 Mar 2020 7:28 pm
Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming Parks and Leisure Australia events have been postponed up until 31st May 2020. We thank all of our members, partners, sponsors, suppliers and staff for their patience while we work through this unprecedented and complex situation..... https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/pla-events-postponed

17 Mar 2020 6:00 pm

Due to the escalation of COVID-19, all upcoming Parks and Leisure Australia events have been postponed up until 31st May 2020 . Obviously we are all very disappointed but our concern lies with the health and well-being of our members and supporters.

16 Mar 2020 7:01 pm
Dear valued members, I would like you to hear directly from me on the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the precautions and plans we have in place across the organisation. The safety and wellbeing of our members and our dedicated team continues as always to be our No.1 priority. We continue to work closely with government health departments and officials and are following all regulations and recommendations from Australian authorities. Where advice changes, we will amend our processes where necessary as we continue to closely monitor the situation. We will continue to keep you updated through the coming days. Sincerely, CEO, Mark Band

16 Mar 2020 7:52 am

I would like you to hear directly from me on the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the precautions and plans we have in place across the organization......

12 Mar 2020 5:32 pm

























🌳 This week is #ParksWeek2020 🌳 #ParksWeek celebrates the vital role parks play in creating liveable and thriving communities. 💚 Parks Week 2020 focused on the how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively influences our wellbeing. Drop your favourite photos in The Waters Ooralea park below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #TheWatersOoralea #ParksWeek #Lifestyle
12 Mar 2020 5:32 pm



🥳👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Celebrate Parks Week and the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities from 7-15 March. ℹ️ Head out to one of the great parks in Yarra Ranges and plan your next weekend adventure at yrc.vic.gov.au/parksandrec #ParksWeek2020 Parks and Leisure Australia
11 Mar 2020 10:57 am



🌳 This week is #ParksWeek2020 🥳 This week (7-15 March) is a great opportunity to celebrate the destination, community and neighbourhood parks of the #RedlandsCoast. Find your local parks on the map below, or comment with feedback about the great parks in our community, and what you think we could do to improve them. Parks and Leisure Australia Redland City Council
10 Mar 2020 10:37 pm
CEO Mark Band calls for more evidence based decision making and less subjective assessment. "We need Government to invest in systems to gather the data to ensure the right decisions are made and in areas of greatest need." https://www.parksleisure.com.au/news/latest/senate-hearing-into-the-federal-sports-grants

10 Mar 2020 11:30 am



#ParksWeek2020 A is for ADVENTURE 🥾 Park the car 🚘 at Raby Bay Foreshore Park and walk to Cleveland Point Recreation Reserve. This walk is approximately 4km and takes you through the canal estates, past the iconic Grandview Hotel and ends at the historic Light House at Cleveland Point 📍 Enjoy the outdoors with a bushwalk 🌳 at one of #RedlandsCoast’s many boardwalks. Take a trip to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), walk the North Gorge walk and take in the stunning location, unique wildlife and exquisite landscapes whilst you’re there 🏝 Have you been on any of these adventures? Let us know in the comments below 👇 Parks and Leisure Australia
10 Mar 2020 12:18 am

"The allocation of funds based on the Minister's whims is a fundamental breech of trust with the Australian community and diminishes our faith in government and tarnishes community sport. If the Minister or party have other criteria that they wish to grant funds against this should be transparent and not hidden under a ministers digression clause." Paul Jane, President, PLA.

7 Mar 2020 9:35 pm



Welcome to Autumn! We'll be celebrating National Parks Week, convened by Parks and Leisure Australia with a special Walk in the Park on Sunday 8 March, and welcome MiLi Markets and Events back to the Park on the 15th! So why not make the most of our stunning Perth weather and come explore your park?
3 Mar 2020 7:13 pm

Congratulations to our National Finance Director Tim Sargent who has been selected to represent Australia at the Over 50s Cricket World Cup. On Friday, the 54-year-old leaves Adelaide for South Africa where he will represent his country.

3 Mar 2020 5:37 pm

Participation in organised sport and physical activity contributes to health-enhancing levels of leisure time physical activity. In Australia, 58% of children aged 0-14 years participated at least once a week in October 2015 - December 2017. To overcome the frequently cited cost barrier, sports voucher incentives have been widely implemented across Australia...

2 Mar 2020 7:50 pm

FREE ACCESS for all PLA members to the new database powered by SportsEye. Governed by a cross-industry Steering Group, and already listing key information on over 8,500 sites across Australia, this is a key resource for any organisation. To setup an account .......


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