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National

Office Manager:
Lina Court
207 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067
Ph: +61 8 8332 0130
admin@parksleisure.com.au

NSW / ACT

Executive Officer:
Bethanie Tobin
PO Box 239
St. Ives, NSW, 2075
Mob: +61 413 762 757
plansw@parksleisure.com.au

QLD

Executive Officer:
Tracy Barkham
PO Box 2357
Brookeside Centre QLD 4054
Ph: +61 481 337 527
plaqld@parksleisure.com.au

SA/NT

Executive Officer:
Allsion Bretones
207 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067
Ph: +61 8 8332 0130
pla.sant@parksleisure.com.au

WA

Executive Officer:
Leith Fradd
246 Vincent St,
Leederville, 6007
Ph: 0451 993526
eoplawa@parksleisure.com.au

VIC / TAS

Executive Officer:
Richard Simon
Office 1/655 Nepean Highway
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Ph: +61 498 029 575
victas@parksleisure.com.au

How can we help?


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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24 Oct 2019 2:15 pm
SOLD OUT! Tickets for the 2019 Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner have sold out. This is going to be a fabulous night celebrating the best of the best of the parks and leisure industry. Held on the 29th October at the Crown Perth and hosted by presenter and sports commentator Basil Zempilas, winners will be announced across 12 categories: 🏆Frank Stewart Distinguished Service award 🏆Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution 🏆Best Use of Technology Award 🏆Community Based Initiative of the Year 🏆Community Facility of the Year 🏆David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award 🏆Major Event of the Year Award 🏆Park of the Year Award 🏆 Award (<$0.5M) 🏆 Award (> $0.5M) 🏆Research Award 🏆Strategic Planning Award The event is proudly sponsored by GLG Green Life Group and category sponsors Sport Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, South West, Syngenta Turf & Landscape ANZ, Willplay, Christie Park Safe Barbecues, Belgravia Leisure, ETP Turf, Greenacres and Otium Planning Group. PLA2019 registrations close soon with only a few tickets left - don't miss out https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/learning-and-events/conference-pla/registration/

17 Oct 2019 2:43 pm
Don' forget, nominations for the Greg Maddock Memorial Grant close soon. The $2500 grant supports PLA members to improve and expand their knowledge, and deliver best practice services to our communities. Examples of possible uses of the grant include: 🌱Financing research for a relevant topic; 🌱Costs associated with attending a conference; 🌱Undertaking an observational tour; and/or 🌱 Enrolling in an industry course, or similar. Apply online https://lnkd.in/fPmgtfn Hurry applications close 31st October

17 Oct 2019 1:25 pm
What a morning CEO @markband24 attended @sportaustralia's C-Suite at the Chairs' Round Table to discuss #AIS Gold Ready Medal Program. Attended by @richardmcolbeck Min for Sport @johnbertrand @kurtfearnley, the team at @sportaustralia & a host of inspirational Olympic athletes https://twitter.com/SportAusHoF/status/1184308582180745216
16 Oct 2019 2:18 pm
JOBS BOARD: We are looking for a motivated individual to join us as Executive Officer - NSW/ACT. Based in Sydney the role is flexible, with the core tasks including implementing our training and development program together with administration, membership and partner support. Hurry applications close Sunday 3rd November 2019 https://www.parksleisure.com.au/jobs-board/listing.aspx?ID=731ae453-3331-4317-9aa8-1e8b3dce7f51

13 Oct 2019 9:30 pm
Not long now until we find out who will win the National Best Regional/Rural Contribution Award. Good luck to this years finalists: 🏆Upper Hunter Shire Council (NSW) 🏆Mackay Regional Council (QLD) 🏆YMCA SA (SA) 🏆East Gippsland Shire Council (VIC) 🏆EPCAD and City of Greater Geraldton (WA) The winner will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, Tuesday 29 October, Crown Perth. Hosted by Seven News, Basil Zempilas and proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group. Tickets on sale: https://pla2019.parksleisure.com.au/…/conference-pla/awards/

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