2017 PLA NSW Conference

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sebel Harbourside Kiama for our 2017 NSW/ACT State Conference
Resilience: Adapt & Thrive.  Overlooking the beautiful Kiama Harbour and Pacific Ocean the conference and accommodation venue provides a unique destination for our 2017 Parks and Leisure Australia state conference.  Within 90 minutes of the Sydney CBD and an easy drive south of the city, Kiama is truly one of the South Coast’s best kept secrets.  With its pristine beaches, beautiful harbour and unspoilt environment it is the perfect location for our 2017 conference Resilience: Adapt & Thrive.

The theme Resilience: Adapt and Thrive is in response to current trends in the industry and feedback from the successful 2016 State Conference in the Hunter Valley.  The program will incorporate two streams, Active Recreation and Planning and Place.

The NSW/ACT State Conference is developed and delivered by the industry, by members active in the parks and leisure sector in NSW/ACT.  The objective is to deliver a program including best practice case studies and projects which explore the theme of resilience both in the social and built environment and which showcase opportunities to adapt and thrive in an ever changing environment.  Local technical tours will provide an up close opportunity to see how facilities have been developed and what has been learned along the way.

As part of the conference, we will also be announcing and presenting the Regional Awards of Excellence winners at the Gala Dinner, who will then progress to become National finalists.  Stay tuned for further information. 

See you in Kiama in May 2017.

Conference Organising Committee:

Les Munn - Conference Chair
Northern Beaches Council

Dana Spence
Camden Council

Annette Stafford
Blacktown City Council

Anne Jackson
Office of Sport

Ian McAlister
Dubbo Regional Council

Carole Johnston 
Kiama Municipal Council

Rosalyn Pullen               
Blacktown Venue Management

Simon James               
City of Ryde

Fiona MacColl               
Bayside Council

Megan Hutchison
Kiama Municipal Council

NSW/ACT Region Sponsors