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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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18 Mar 2019 1:16 pm
To our friends in Recreation Aotearoa. Our hearts go out to you, your friends and your nation as you grapple with the Friday's events. You spend your life and careers devoted to making New Zealand a better place, bringing people together regardless of race, creed or culture, which makes this crime even harder to fathom. We share your grief and disbelief at this terrible hate crime. Australia and New Zealand share an undeniable link in our histories and peoples and it is with this understanding that we will all strengthen our resolve to protect those who are being targeted with hate. Our hearts are with you! Kia kaha

15 Mar 2019 6:24 pm
In Townsville or Sydney next week? Get along to our #Place & #Community #Space seminars. @JeanetteFichJesperson Int. Manager, #KOMPAN Denmark and others will be talking about inclusion in society, accessibility, future trends and inclusion models. https://most0010010.expert.services/learning-and-events/

13 Mar 2019 1:15 pm
Congratulations to last years Major Event of the Year Award winner Cumberland Council Sydney who's #Sydney #Cherry #Blossom #Festival was awarded for greatly promoting community participation. This award category was sponsored by Nature For All. Nominations are now open for 2019. Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate with the best of the best in the parks and leisure industry. Closing 29th March - https://lnkd.in/fHSY_YQ #parks #leisure #awards2019

8 Mar 2019 11:23 am
On #International #Woman's #Day we celebrate the fabulous women of the parks and leisure industry who are working tirelessly to help us fulfill our vision 'for Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renown for its parks, sport and recreation facilities ......' We especially thank our Ambassador Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Pty LTD for her unwavering support. Have a wonderful day women across Australia!

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