Parks and Leisure Vic/Tas Conference, Healesville, 8,9 June 2023

Program. Introduced by Rachel Thorpe, President Vic/Tas Region of PLA and organised by Executive Officer Dan Ferguson.

Presentation by PaRC Secretary Dr Geoff Edwards. This marked the official launch of PaRC in Victoria/Tasmania.

Fair Access: Supporting gender equitable access and use of community sports infrastructure through the Fair Access Policy Roadmap. Jaffa McKenzie. Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.

Building a Brighter Play Future Kieran Brophy. Play Australia.

Sink or Swim Jamye Grossman The development of a master plan for a seasonal outdoor pool in a disadvantaged community. City of Casey.

Off-leash Area Review & Off-leash Policy Jackie Grieve and Greg Talbot. City of Monash.

Climate Change & Physical Activity Claire Henderson-Wilson, Ross Wissing and Shannon Sahlqvist. Deakin University.

Creating Community Hubs at Golf Facilities Carly Goodrich, Sally Peers and Tony Craswell. Golf Australia and PGA Australia.

Recreation Reserve and Community Facilities Naming Guidelines Shaun Hickman. City of Casey.

Leisure Planning Process: Systemic Adhocracy Dr Katie McDonald, Professor Clare Hanlon and Dr John Tower.

Open Space for Everyone: Collaborative Strategy Implementation Fran Horsley. Energy, Environment and Climate Action.

Why Good Public Lighting is Important. Katie Said and Walter Terella. Leadsun.

Gum Trees – Are they Really ‘Widow-Makers’? Mark Corea. City of Whittlesea.

Data in the Park: Innovation that helps Melbourne’s parks thrive Alicia Otto and Alireza Toran Pour. City of Melbourne.

What’s Driving our Shift Towards Unstructured Physical Activity and How Can We Plan for It? Jake McMinn. Inside Edge Sports and Leisure Planning.

Solving the Staff Shortage Crisis Daniel Fuller. Australian Institute of Horticulture.

Who’s Not Here? Considering Gender Impact Assessments in Recreation Infrastructure. Felicity Beissmann and Heather Grenon. City of Greater Bendigo.

Leisure planning and climate change – Invitation to share knowledge. Dr Ken Marriott.