Parks and Leisure Australia is an active member of the following International organisations:
World Leisure Organization
PLA is recognised as the affiliated National Organisation. The PLA Executive Officer, Garry Henshall is a member of the Leisure Management Commission of World Leisure International Partnerships.
International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration - IFPRA
PLA is represented on the Board by Past-President Dr David Aldous and PLA Commissioner Dr Anne Binkley
Parks and Leisure Australia has international protocol agreements to ensure a transfer and sharing of information; involvement in international working parties; and collaboration on projects of cross cultural significance with the following organisations:
- National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) - USA
- Institute of Sport, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL) - UK
- New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) - NZ
- Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (Canada)
- FunLibre - Colombia
Parks and Leisure Australia have formal alliances with the following organisations:
Parks Forum - established to enhance and increase the significant range of environmental, social and economic benefits to the community that parks provide. Initially serving the parks industry in Australia and New Zealand, the Forum also provides a focus for building an international parks industry network.
Beyondblue: the national depression initiative beyondblue - a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
Opening our eyes to depression across Australia
Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, National Parks Board Singapore
Gardens by the Bay - Three distinctive waterfront gardens in the heart of Marina Bay that will define Singapore as the world's premier tropical garden city.
Gardens by the Bay epitomises NParks' vision of creating a City in a Garden. Gardens by the Bay will capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment in which to live, work and help make Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century. The Gardens will put in place a pervasive garden ambience and quality living environment from which Singapore's downtown will rise, and steer Singapore to the forefront of the world's leading global cities. It will complement and complete the necklace of attractions that have been planned for around Marina Bay.
Through plant-based edutainment, horticultural displays, garden craftsmanship and floral artistry, Gardens by the Bay will bring out the garden in our Garden City. It will boost Singapore's global standing in tropical horticultural excellence, and enhance our distinctiveness as a Tropical Waterfront Garden City. Ultimately, Gardens by the Bay will help enrich the lifestyles and recreational activities of Singaporeans and tourists alike through high-end edutainment opportunities and a sustainable green infrastructure. This will have a major impact on Singapore's future economic development and growth.
For more information, see http://www.gardensbythebay.org.sg/