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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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3 Apr 2020 8:12 pm
Just in case you’re not sure what you can and can’t do this weekend. This is a great summary of the rules across the nation. Take care and have a good weekend. https://lnkd.in/g3WnBig


Between health advice, quarantine and isolation directions, social distancing and more, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked no shortage of questions. Many of us are still confused about what we can and can't do, and a lot of it depends on which state or territory you live in. The advice is changing...
30 Mar 2020 8:17 pm



A "Job Keeper" payment has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison - eligible employers will receive $1500 per fortnight that must be passed on to workers. More detail: https://ab.co/2QVryrP
30 Mar 2020 8:16 pm

#LIVE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are addressing the media about economic measures and wage subsidies in response to COVID-19. MORE: https://ab.co/2UIW4pW
27 Mar 2020 3:44 pm
We support World Urban Parks and our industry partners in promoting the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. Please make sure social distancing rules are adhered to as you take time out. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019

27 Mar 2020 3:36 pm
Parks and Leisure Australia advocates and supports the power of parks, open spaces and nature as essential for our health and wellbeing. #parks #health #openspace #covid19australia #covid2019 #NatureNeverCloses https://twitter.com/Penalosa_G/status/1243212566714822664
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