Generate Network (AUS)

Proudly sponsored by Otium Planning Group, the Generate Network is Parks and Leisure Australia's (PLA) commitment to the development of our young professionals and emerging leaders. Driving our work is our vision for 'More parks and recreation go-getters for generations to come'.

About Us

The Generate Network is a launch pad for up and coming parks and recreation go-getters! We break down the barriers of hierarchy, geography, age and economic status and provide a network for up and coming young professionals in our industry to connect, learn and grow. We connect and engage people new to the industry and anyone looking for their next leap forward. We provide a platform for people to have a voice, to network and engage in professional development opportunities.

Executive Committee - EOI

Applications Now Open

Over the next 12 months we will be focused on broadening our network, running events and connecting people with opportunities and each other. We will be establishing representation in every state and territory and strengthening our important partnerships by forming the Generate Network Australia - Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will champion Generate across the country and lead it into the next phase! If you are a young professional, ready for your next leap or are just inspired to share your legacy and give back to the next generation - then this is your time to get involved and lead the way! Could this be you?

Closing 12 June 2019

For more information and to apply [click here]

Who We Are

Kristin Davies | Generate Network, Chair

Kristin is an energetic, versatile and focused leader with over 10 years' industry experience. Kristin has a diverse background in sports, recreation, leisure, hospitality, events and gaming sectors, including involvement in a number of start-up and member-based organisations. She has a critical appreciation and sound knowledge of a wide range of industry fields with a strong background in strategic policy and planning, business and finance, governance and operations, stadium and venue management, consultation and engagement, change and issues management, funding acquisition, promotion and advocacy. In addition to studying a Bachelor of Sports Administration and Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement (current) at Victoria University and a Certificate IV in Business Administration, she successfully completed the Parks and Leisure Australia Leadership Program in 2016. Kristin's recent work history includes management and senior strategy positions with the City of Greater Geelong, Baseball Victoria, insideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning and Fernwood Women's Health Clubs.


Kristin Davies
M: 0402 483 381

Our Partnership

Through our partnership with the Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd, we offer a fantastic mentoring program. No matter where you live in Australia you have the opportunity to partner with an Otium Planning Group Director so you can learn from an experienced industry professional who can provide a tailored development program.

We will soon be calling for Expressions of Interest to help match our young professionals to a suitable mentor so sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss out.


20 June 2019

PLA2019 - Perth

17 May 2019

Listening and understanding is simply not enough. Delivery is where the rubber meets the road and amazing experiences can be created. It is imperative that in any form of programming, quality is at the forefront of all decision making, no matter the scale of the programme, whether it be a group fitness class for 50 or a one-on-one learn-to-swim class.......

17 May 2019

I left Australia blown away by the energy, passion, and enthusiasm exemplified by the Australian parks and recreation community. The future of livable urban communities is in Australia and New Zealand because your teams are making it happen. You are flat out killing it

16 May 2019

To achieve the goal of making Auckland the most active city in the world, it is important we understand what is driving current physical activity in the city, and where we can achieve the best return on our investment for the city. This requires more accurate data, better evidence, and a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't, which is why we signed up to be part of Active Citizens Worldwide.

16 May 2019

A region characterised by hills, harbours, native bush, rugged wild coastlines and nature on its doorstep, Wellington has a vast trail network running all through it. But until recently the network's potential was unrealised. Like all good stories, it began with an awakening.....


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