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We work towards developing and supporting the Parks & Leisure sector by providing a wide array of member benefits

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Our members are diverse, with individual needs, priorities and desired levels of support.

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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 Feb 2019 6:13 pm
Don't forget - our Editorial Manger position closes Monday 11th March Are you passionate about your industry and want access to the best material on park and leisure developments in Australasia? Find out more https://lnkd.in/f_XPJgi #parks #leisure #journal #editorial #manager

21 Feb 2019 5:47 pm
Congratulations PLA Advisory member and Frank Stewart Distinguished Service award winner Cathy Kiss. Cathy is a Senior Open Space Planner at City of Melbourne and recently launched the Domain Parklands 20 year plan. Four years in the making the plan seeks to improve visitor access and respond to the challenges of population growth and climate change.


The Domain Parklands are the lungs of our city, our answer to New York’s Central Park or London’s Hyde Park. Many people will fondly recall attending concerts in the Domain, picnicking by the Yarra or running around the Tan as a daily ritual. Last night the Future Melbourne Committee approved a 20-year plan for the iconic Domain Parklands that seeks to improve visitor access and respond to the challenges of population growth and climate change 🍃💕
21 Feb 2019 5:29 pm
#ParksWeek2019 is about hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Join us and celebrate our parks and open spaces in 2019! http://www.parks-week.org/

21 Feb 2019 5:24 pm
#ParksWeek2019 is about hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Join us and celebrate our parks and open spaces in 2019! http://www.parks-week.org/


Parks Week is about hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities
21 Feb 2019 1:51 pm
Congratulations Georgie Beeforth 2018 winner of the David Aldous Student of the Year award. Georgie completed her internship with City of Greater Geelong in 2017. This year we again looking for the best and brightest #Young #Professional of the #Year. Who do you know that should be recognised for their outstanding contribution to our industry? This is a great opportunity - National finalists receive a ticket to the Awards of Excellence in October at the Crown Perth and a night's accommodation and return flights. In addition they are awarded a trip to Recreation Aotearoa's National Conference in November 2020. Sponsored by Otium Planning Group https://most0010010.expert.services/awards/awards-2019/categories/

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