Program

Program

Program subject to change

Monday 22 November 2021

6.00pm-8.00pm

Welcome Reception - Novotel Hotel

Tuesday 23 November 2021

8.00am

Registration Open - Sydney Showground Foyer

8.30am-8.40am

Official Open

Paul Jane - President, Parks & Leisure Australia

8.45am-9.30am

Keynote Session:

Jade Hameister OAM - Polar Explorer

9.30 am-10.15am

Keynote Session:

Curiosity distilled the strategy

Katherine Howard - Senior Consultant - Xyst

10.15am-10.45am

Morning Tea and Expo

10.45am-11.15am

11.15am-11.45pm

11.45pm-12.15pm

12.15pm-1.15pm

Lunch and Expo

12.45pm

PLA Annual General Meeting


1.20pm-1.50pm


1.50pm-2.20pm


2.20pm-2.50pm

2.55pm-3.25pm

Afternoon Tea and Expo

3.30pm-4.00pm


4.05pm-4.45pm

Keynote Session:

My New Normal

Andrew Leslie - Chief Executive, Recreation Aotearoa


4.45pm-5.30pm

Keynote Session:

Overcome Every Obstacle

Kurt Fearnley AO - Paralympic Gold Medallist


5.30pm-6.30pm

Happy Hour - Exhibition Area

Wednesday 24 November 2021


8.00am

Registration Open - Sydney Showground Foyer

8.30am-8.40am

Morning Welcome


8.40am-9.25am

Q & A Keynote Session:

Cathy Freeman OAM, Olympic Gold Medallist

9.25am-10.05am

Keynote Session:

Introduction to Sydney Olympic Park - Past, Present and Future - an exemplar of sustainable development and environmental protection.

Sally Hamilton, Director, Environment and Planning - Sydney Olympic Park Authority

10.05am-10.50am

Keynote Session:

Robert Dalton, CEO of Sport Australia

10.50am-11.20am

Morning Tea and Expo


11.25am-11.55pm


12.00pm-12.50pm


12.50pm-1.50pm

Lunch and Expo


1.55pm-2.25pm

2.30pm-3.00pm


3.05pm-3.35pm

Afternoon Tea and Expo


3.40pm-4.25pm

Keynote Session:

Honourable David Speirs, Minister for Environment and Water

4.25pm-5.10pm

Q & A Keynote Session:

Costa Georgiadis - Landscape Architect & Television Presenter

5.10pm-5.15pm

2022 Conference Announcement & Closure

6.30pm-7.00pm

Pre Dinner Drinks

Waterview Function Centre

6.30pm late


Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner

Waterview Function Centre


Thursday 25 November

10.00am- 3.00pm

Technical Tours

Tour 1 - Murama, Wangal Walk and Newington Nature Reserve
Visit the Murama Healing Space where Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal understandings of place and connections to Country are shared and celebrated.

Tour 2 - Newington Armory & Newington Nature Reserve Woodlands and Brickpit
This heritage-focused experience will provide participants with a fascinating insight into the history, management and adaptive re-use of key heritage precincts across the park.

Tour 3 - Sydney Olympic Park Sporting Venues and Sports
Sydney Olympic Park offers a unique case study of successful urban development at a post Olympic site. The Park hosted over ten million visitors and 5000 events each year before the 2021 pandemic.

Tour 4 - Parklands & Playgrounds
This tour will explore the 640 hectares of Sydney Olympic Park on offer for our residents and visitors. With 3 major parklands precincts to visit this tour will take in the wide range of play spaces and community recreation facilities.

Tour 5 - Sustainability and Environment Management
The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games was the catalyst for the largest land remediation project in the southern hemisphere. Today Sydney Olympic Park is a showpiece of ecologically sustainable development. Visit a number of case study sites across the park from the stadia precinct, new residential developments, through to the extensive parklands and wetlands.

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Registration & Booking

Key Dates

Registration flat fee

Until 8 September

Program Launch

Mid June

PLA 2021

12-15 September

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