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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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21 Jun 2019 12:59 pm
The #Parks and #Leisure #Australia #National #Conference [#PLA2019] program and Early Bird registration are now live! @CityofPerth 27-30 OCT. Hurry - Early Bird closes July 15 https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learnin …/conference-pla/

19 Jun 2019 12:31 pm
We fully support the recently released Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Sport. Sport Australia partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission and a coalition of major professional and participation sports to develop Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport. The Guidelines provide practical advice on how sporting organisations can create and promote an inclusive environment for transgender and gender diverse people. https://www.sportaus.gov.au/integrity_in_sport/transgender_and_gender_diverse_people_in_sport#!


Giving everyone the opportunity to participate in sport, regardless of their sex or gender identity.
17 Jun 2019 10:13 pm
The AP&L Journal is out now. 22.2 Winter edition - all things #recreation & #physical #activity: • #planning for #sport • #outdoor #recreation • #health & #wellbeing • #aquatic #recreation • #facility #management ... Not a subscriber - join today https://buff.ly/30pCLDR

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