About the Conference
The Theme of the conference is - Change and Adaptability
These confronting and unprecedented times have challenged us to meet completely new demands and be even more creative in the facilities and programs we deliver. This conference will focus on how our profession has responded through learning and initiative. The 4 key themes we will explore will be:
- Sport and Physical Activity
- Tourism and Events
- Parks and Gardens
- Community & Urban Planning
Parks & Leisure Australia (PLA) has been in existence in various forms since 1926 and is the peak body for professionals working in the parks and leisure industry in Australia. As the national peak body for the 'people behind the places,' we promote the good use of leisure time through provision of quality places, programmes and services.
Our vision is for Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renowned for its parks, sport and recreation facilities that provide the foundation for healthy communities and liveable towns and cities.
PLA membership includes professionals from community and urban planning; parks management, environment and conservation; sport and physical activity and tourism and the arts. PLA supports and partners with a number of organisations and individuals in the development of evidence-based research to highlight the importance of the Industry. It also works closely with the private sector to support growth and development of quality products and services that enhance opportunities and lifestyle of all Australians.