Event Details


6 October 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th October
9.00am - 12pm (AEST) each day

SEMINAR+ will deliver:
+ 3 streams: Sport - Leisure - Parks/ Open Space
+ 2 keynotes
+ 18 presentations
+ Opportunities for Q & A

Program and Presentation Outlines

Full Seminar:
Member $70
Non-member $100

One Day Only:
Member $40
Non-member $60

Sponsored by

Keynote Day 1
Suellen Fitzgerald, Chief Executive,
Greater Sydney Parklands

'A case study for the importance of having a long-term vision and a commitment to ongoing resourcing'

Suellen is the inaugural Chief Executive of Greater Sydney Parklands. The new agency was established in July 2020 and is the amalgamation of three independent trusts - Centennial Park and Moore Park, Parramatta Park and Western Sydney Parklands Trust. It will oversee 6,000 hectares of parklands, and will look for ways to better manage, restore and expand Sydney's parks.

Keynote Day 2
Dr Ruth Jeanes, Associate Professor, Monash University

'Why are we investing so much in sports facilities for sports clubs to use when we've got a small percentage of the population playing structured sport and the rest aren't?'

Ruth is a social scientist whose research interests focus on the use of sport and active recreation as a community development resource, particularly to address social exclusion amongst acutely marginalised groups. Methodologically, Ruth seeks to give voice to disempowered individuals and communities within her research.


supported by

+ Sport & leisure facility design innovations
+ Active and passive recreation opportunities for greenfield sites
+ Development of an elite soccer facility, a partnership approach
+ Benchmark community football facilities
+ Prioritising physical activity in local government
+ Women's participation in sport in Melbourne's west


supported by

+ Fern Tree Park Gateway
+ Connecting community with nature
+ 1000 Playstreets
+ Walk and Ride in Casey Strategy
+ Pool and Splash Parks: management and sustainability issues
+ The making of the Launceston Urban Fringe Trail


supported by

+ Measuring play value
+ Features of good design for play
+ Supportive park characteristics for adolescents
+ Tree selection for reducing heat island effect
+ Park planning in urbanised areas
+ Youth engagement in open spaces

Non-Member - Day 1 only
Non-Member - Day 2 only
Non-Member - Full Seminar
PLA Member - Day 1 only
PLA Member - Full Seminar
All prices exclude GST and are represented in Australian Dollars.

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