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

Benefits

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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22 Jan 2019 4:45 pm
Nominations are open! With 12 categories to choose from this is your chance to recognise the outstanding work of individuals and teams in the parks and leisure industry. Closes 29th March. http://most0010010.expert.services/awards/awards-2019/ #parks #leisure #Australia #awards #excellence

22 Jan 2019 4:35 pm
Nominations for the 2019 PLA Awards of Excellence are open! With 12 categories to choose from, this is your chance to recognise achievements and outstanding work of individuals and teams employed in the parks and leisure industry: CATEGORIES • Frank Stewart Distinguished Service Award • David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award • Major Event of the Year Award • Community Based Initiative of the Year Award • Strategic Planning Award • Community Facility of the Year Award • Park of the Year Award • Playspace (<$500k) Award • Playspace (> $500k) Award • Best Regional / Rural Industry Contribution Award • Research Award • Best Use of Technology Award Nominations close 29th March. To find out more http://most0010010.expert.services/awards/awards-2019/

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