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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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21 Oct 2020 11:27 am
We're excited to see Richard Louv's keynote presentation on 'Planet Hope, and the future of life on Earth.' Richard is a journalist and author of 10 thought-provoking books that have been translated and published in 24 countries.
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To read more about Richard and book your tickets to the #PLA2020 Virtual Conference click the link below 👇
https://bit.ly/3oc4m7l

20 Oct 2020 2:57 pm
We are thrilled to welcome back to PLA2020 Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj to deliver another insightful keynote addressing the response to the global health crisis in a city under urban transformation.
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Erion will share his latest insights into his city’s fight for its life. It starts with a magnitude 4.5 earthquake towards, followed by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, and then a pandemic that’s hit the city even harder. Discover Tirana’s version of the “new normal” combined with the seemingly never-ending struggle to build and re-build a more sustainable and resilient city.
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It's less than 1 week to go until the virtual conference takes place (26 & 27 Oct).
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Full Conference, 1-Day and Single Session passes available.
Discounts for Group Bookings.
https://pla2020.parksleisure.com.au/.../con.../registration/

20 Oct 2020 1:04 pm
Our Awards of Excellence is almost here, have you got your free tickets yet? Today we celebrate the finalists for the Strategic Planning Award:

🏆 Your Parramatta Park 2030 - Parramatta Park Trust
🏆 Sunshine Coast Sports Infrastructure Plan - Sunshine Coast Council and Otium Planning Group
🏆 Magill Village Master Plan - Campbelltown City Council (SA), City of Burnside and JPE Design Studio (pictured)
🏆 Whittlesea Netball and Basketball Plan 2019-2041 - City of Whittlesea
🏆 Urban Forest Strategy - City of Canning and ArborCarbon Pty Ltd

Congratulations to the finalists! Mark it in your diaries, winners will be announced at the National Awards of Excellence Virtual Event on Friday 30 October, proudly sponsored by GLG GreenLife Group.�

Tickets are FREE, all you have to do is register here 👉 https://bit.ly/2RU5rSD

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