We’re proud to have published several resources and continue to develop industry projects and advocacy for our members. We’re always looking for new ways to provide value back to the sector. If you have an idea or any feedback get in contact via our Contact form.
Submissions + working groups
The PLA Vic/Tas Region continues to advocate for the industry and we are increasingly being invited to participate, partner and provide feedback to government and academic partners including:
Recognising a need to deliver a dedicated program that identifies and presents the latest industry research findings directly to the practitioners who are responsible for the planning and delivery of programs, services and infrastructure in our communities the goal of Rec+ Research is to keep industry professionals up to date with the latest evidence-based research findings from sport, recreation, leisure, play, parks and open space sectors to industry.
Useful evidence-based research findings and real-time data are regularly being developed by universities, research companies, equipment manufacturers, councils, state/federal governments, and partner agencies. Rec+ Research aims to collect and collate research data and facilitate the means by which you receive it, to assist you to make more responsive policy and planning decisions and more compelling arguments for necessary resource allocation. Rec+ Research will help you turn ANALYSIS of data into ACTION in an easy to access forum.
Check out our upcoming events for the next session. Examples of previous Rec+ Research sessions include:
Guidelines for planning, installing and activating outdoor fitness equipment
The Guidelines for Planning, Installing and Activating Outdoor Fitness Equipment are designed to inform the decision-making processes to plan, design, install, maintain and activate outdoor fitness equipment in our communities.
They have been developed to provide information and recommendations to the broader industry, focussing on five key areas:
They also provide case studies and examples, and two checklists.
The PLA Vic/Tas Region was successful in securing funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s former Sport and Recreation Development Program (2014/15) for the preparation of the Guidelines.
The development of the Guidelines was managed by the PLA Vic/Tas Region Board with the assistance of a project steering committee made up of PLA members. The steering committee was supported by sport and recreation consultants insideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning.
Open Space Planning and Design Guide
Set within the existing legislative framework, this guide was launched on 26 June 2013 and was developed as a collaboration between PLA Vic/Tas Region, the Open Space Planners Network, the Cities of Melbourne, Hume, Bayside, Banyule, Casey and Ballarat and the Shire of Wellington. Funding was also provided by the Department of Planning and Community Development to support the Guide’s development.
This Open Space Planning and Design Guide advocates on behalf of the industry that: