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PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant

It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hear from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant


It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hearing from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

2018 National Award Winners

  • Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
  • Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands, NSW/ACT
  • The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden
  • Major Event of the Year
  • Cumberland Council, NSW/ACT
  • Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
  • North Sydney Council
  • Park of the Year Award NSW/ACT
  • Coal Loader Platform

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18 Apr 2019 10:30 pm
This year's National Conference Expo will be located in the majestic, light filled Crown Perth 27 - 29 October and accommodates more than 50 exhibitors. Spaces are selling fast so make sure you don't miss out. Find out who has already booked http://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learning-and-events/conference-pla/sponsorship/ Proudly sponsored by GreenLife Group and Syngenta Australia #PLA2019 #parks #leisure #conference #Perth

13 Apr 2019 1:01 pm
#PLA2019 - Don't forget, our Call for Speakers closes Friday 26th April. We are looking for presenters who are current, fresh and on top of their game to contribute to this years program through sharing their views on the importance of linking parks, open spaces and facilities to the health, well being and sporting performance of a nation http://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learning-and-events/conference-pla/program/call-for-abstracts Held in the magnificent City of Perth, #PLA2019 will bring together inspiring and stimulating speakers together with curious audiences. Headlining this year: Erion Veliaj, Mayor, Tirana, Albania, Jack Kardys, Chaiman, National Recreation and Park Association plus more speakers announced soon.

11 Apr 2019 2:24 pm
#PLA2019 - Due to all of the fabulous public holidays, our Call for Abstracts has been extended to Tuesday 30th April. We are looking for presenters who are current, fresh and on top of their game to contribute to the program through sharing their views on the importance of linking parks, open spaces and facilities to the health, well being and sporting performance of a nation. Held in the magnificent City of Perth, #PLA2019 is one event you do not want to miss.http://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learning-and-events/conference-pla/program/call-for-abstracts

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