Theme: Reconnecting Communities
As we continue to evolve and adapt in a changing world, we know the importance parks and leisure have played in connecting our communities, families and friends. PLA2021 will continue the connection as we come together on the VIRTUAL 'Park Bench'. The PLA2021 Virtual Conference is a live event which explores new ways of working and how we are adapting to change, allowing us to celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forge connections without boundaries for the betterment of our industry and community.
The National Conference Executive Committee
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.