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Breaking down the walls: Working with local government



Local government bodies are significant players in the golf landscape, as landlords and active operators. With a focus on driving recreation outcomes to improve health and wellbeing in their communities, your local government is a key stakeholder in the success of your golf facility. So how do you engage successfully with them?

Try asking Mark: Mark Band is the CEO of the peak association Parks and Leisure Australia - the key professional Association which provides services to members of the parks and leisure industry.

In this session Mark will outline the things that matter to local government and what drives their decision making in managing open space. Learn how to represent your facility’s interests when local government is considering the way public land is managed. Get some key tips on what drives local government decision making, and obtain critical insight into the trends impacting design and use of parks and leisure facilities.

Mark's background and professional experience has been focused on the social and economic benefits of the sport, leisure and parks sector and the positive impacts these have on communities, businesses and the overall wellbeing of individuals.  Mark’s passion for the sector is recognised nationally and his focus is on ensuring sport and leisure participation can be enhanced through the provision of quality services and infrastructure at the local level.