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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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14 Dec 2018 4:36 pm
Nominations open in January but jump on line now and check out the categories, criteria and everything else you need to know https://lnkd.in/fHSY_YQ #awards #excellence #parks #leisure #sport #community #Facilities #events #planning #playspace #research #technology

14 Dec 2018 2:47 pm
The guys at Christie Barbecues are back from an awesome four week overseas tour, which included The Big 5 Dubai Expo and the Global Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The highlight was #udldubai, the Middle East's massive trade fair for urban, green and open spaces...what did they learn? Paul Conradie, "In Barcelona, the focus was primarily on dashboard integration and network providers. There was an air of excitement at the incredible potential of a future that connects people and cities.....keep reading https://lnkd.in/fz3EEx8

14 Dec 2018 11:53 am

Our partner Christie is just back from an awesome four week overseas tour, which included The Big 5 Dubai Expo and the Global Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The highlight was #udldubai , the Middle East's massive trade fair for urban, green and open spaces. So what did they learn?

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