Executive Director, Play Australia
Play Today: Supporting Australian children to play outside every day.
Play Australia is committed to a connected and healthy Australia where PLAY is a part of everyone's daily life.
This presentation will outline the challenges we face in Australia that has reduced the provision of quality daily outside play for our children, as well as detailing a range of key strategies Play Australia is leading to create better play outcomes - including 1000 Play Streets, Playground Finder and our Online Learning Series.
We will also discuss our commitment to forming connections with strategic partners including local governments, designers and suppliers of children's play spaces, and children's service providers, to strengthen our play system and our ability to work together to effect change.
Play provides me with a sense of belonging, of community, and of people with a shared view of the world. Barbara is the Executive Director of Play Australia. She began work at PRAV in 1998 following a history of employment in the Education, Local Government and Community sectors in Victoria. Her experience includes a variety of leadership positions and involvement in a number of community based education, arts and health organizations. Barbara chaired the Australian Standards Committee on Playgrounds Safety for 6 years, and supports the development and work of Play Australia across all areas of play.