VIC/TAS Awards Submissions

Welcome, to the VIC/TAS Awards Submissions! Here you can review this years PLA Awards of Excellence Submissions. If you have any enquiries about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the National Office team.

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Chahana Paudel

David Aldous Emerging Leader Award

VIC/TAS

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Overview:

Chahana is a PhD student at Deakin University, and a Recreation and Open Space Project Manager at Whitehorse City Council. With both research and practice experience, Chahana consistently demonstrates a commitment to bridging the gap between academia and practice. Her proactive approach in translating research findings into practical solutions showcases her dedication to advancing the parks and leisure sector. She excels at fostering a team-based environment, navigating diverse stakeholder interests, and prioritising inclusive community engagement to ensure projects align with community needs.


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Abby Freney

David Aldous Emerging Leader Award

VIC/TAS

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Abby leads communications for her team, managing information flow to golf clubs nationwide. She drives a successful intern program, expanding opportunities in Australian golf, leads a Social Media pilot, leveraging data for impact. She manages the "Shifting Courses" video series that highlights community benefits and diverse participation in golf venues and in a local government role, she supports Golf Australia's collaboration with PLA and Local Government. Abby displays versatility, dedication and a drive to continuously improve herself and her team every day.


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Chole Dupont

David Aldous Emerging Leader Award

VIC/TAS

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Chloe Dupont, an emerging leader dedicated to professional growth, brings her expertise from Port Philip Council to Maribyrnong City Council. Her recent strategic review identified opportunities within existing constraints, promoting excellence and accessibility. Chloe prioritises team engagement and fosters a culture of accountability, collaboration, and innovation. She champions these values across all team interactions and initiatives.


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