Parks Management: Planning


F2F workshop based on practice note 10.5
Nail the basics and understand and work towards best practice!

This training has been designed to introduce and expand on the topics covered in the NEW Practice Note 10.5 Parks Management: Planning

Preparation of parks/open space strategies

Preparation of activity strategies, such as playgrounds, public toilets, trails, street trees, cemeteries, etc

Community engagement and research

Assessment of current provision

Assessment of growth and demand and impacts

Plans of management/reserve management plans

Asset management planning

Service delivery planning

Objectives and outcomes

  • Understand the role of planning in the parks management framework and the key elements and why excellence in planning processes, documentation, integration and decision making is vital to the successful delivery and management of a parks and open space network
  • Develop your organisations framework - Strategy/plan hierarchies, Strategic planning, Activity planning, Asset management planning, Plans of management, Service planning, Planning horizon
  • Linkage to other plans/strategies
  • Know the steps to undertake your planning processes and documentation
  • Develop an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and identify your gaps and areas for improvement
  • Develop a roadmap for improving your organisations planning processes and documents

Who should attend

  • Parks/open space managers
  • Parks/open space coordinators, supervisors and team leaders
  • Asset management staff
  • Planning staff


Brian Milne | Director
Xyst Australia

Brian has a wide range of experience in local government parks and recreation facility management, with over 30 years in the industry. In addition to a background in operations and planning work, Brian now specialises in asset management for the parks and facilities sector, and is seen as an international leader in the field.

Brian has been at the forefront of the development of asset management practices for the parks and recreation industry. He was a member, and chairperson, of the PRAMS committee, which introduced a standard asset management system for the local government parks and recreation industry and developed the asset grading guidelines. From 1999 to 2003 he was the parks and recreation industry representative on the National Asset Management Steering group (NAMS) and has been involved on several project working parties, including the development of the 2001 International Infrastructure Management Manual.

Daniel Ames | Senior Consultant 
Xyst Australia

Daniel is a strategic planner with a background in environmental planning and landscape architecture with over fifteen years of experience tackling hundreds of broad ranging open space planning projects. Continually striving to improve project approaches that capitalise on opportunities and successfully navigate challenges to deliver exceptional outcomes for the community. He has been involved in a range of projects including open space planning, trails planning, sport and recreation planning, master plans, project management and community consultation.

Supporting Material



Publish release

PN 10.5 Parks Management: Planning

Brian Milne 

May 2019

Dates & Locations

Brisbane 04 June
Sydney 05 June
Melbourne 06 June
Adelaide 12 June
Perth 13 June
All locations commence at 9:30am and conclude at 4:00pm
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CPD Points

5.5 hours


$650 (ex GST) pp

Workshop fee includes:
1-day workshop including workshop presentation material, morning/afternoon tea and lunch
Cancellation Policy: Substitution advice must be received 3 days prior to workshop. Cancellations received less than 1 week prior to workshop will be required to pay full cost. The right is reserved to defer, amend or cancel workshops.

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