Creating a sustainable legacy
PLA2020 will address how communities can benefit from high-performance facilities, events and spaces long after they've occurred or been built. Using the success of the Sydney Olympic Park (SOP), home of the 2000 Olympics and Paralympics and one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects and a model of international good practice, this year's theme will look at the social, environmental and economic benefits of good multi use planning and design and the legacy we leave on our communities.
We invite leaders from across the globe to share their experience in legacy planning, renewal and development and share your projects and initiatives with our members and the industry. Submissions will open soon for presentations, workshops and panel discussions.
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.