The Landscape Association (TLA)
Founded over 40 years ago, The Landscape Association (TLA) is now the leading industry association for landscape professionals in New South Wales and the ACT. Representing hundreds of landscape businesses, TLA has overseen and nurtured the growth of the industry and the reputation of the landscaping field in today’s modern economy.
As a truly collaborative organisation, membership is open to every area of the landscaping sector, including professionals working in design, construction, maintenance, trade service provision, landscape supply, as well as educational institutions. Small or large, residential or commercial, rural or urban, there is a membership package to suit the needs of every business. TLA seeks to create a spirit of cooperation, where members openly share skills and knowledge with their colleagues for the benefit of the industry. We also seek to forge strong bonds and working relationships with other industries, associations, government bodies
and key stakeholders both locally and on a broader stage.
TLA actively promotes a positive perception of the landscaping industry be publicising and highlighting the outstanding skills of our members through a variety of channels and social media. TLA members have developed a well-earned reputation for professionalism and craftsmanship, experience, knowledge and creativity. As part of our drive to encourage and endorse the very highest standards in the field, we host an annual TLA Landscape Excellence Awards, where the most exceptional projects of the year are presented, recognised and applauded by the whole industry.
Landscaping is an industry vital not only to those working in it, it also shapes our society’s natural environment, now and for future generations. TLA acts as a united voice for our membership on crucial industry-wide issues, helping to shape the future of the landscaping sector and protect the vitality of the industry we serve. We represent the views of members on issues such as environmental initiatives, sustainability, working conditions, WHS, education and certification.
Ensuring the right macro conditions for a thriving and successful industry is important. TLA recognises that the success of individual businesses is just as vital. Our individual member benefits are designed to support businesses at every stage, from inception right through to large-scale growth.
A TLA membership package is your voice in the industry, as well as your key to concrete, day-to-day business assistance. We provide members with a suite of services and resources tailor-made specifically to meet the needs of modern landscaping businesses. With TLA in your corner, your business will run more smoothly and profitably and can even help you achieve your company’s strategic goals. A TLA membership represents true value for money with the potential to save your business thousands of dollars and improve your bottom line.
Resources | TLA can put a bank of landscaping business resources at your fingertips with hundreds of tools such as client contact templates, employment contracts, fact sheets, WHS videos, industry standards and much more.
Services and advice | The complexities of modern business can be tricky, especially for new business owners. TLA can help you with advice and services such as arbitration and dispute resolutions, industrial relations information, insurance advice and referrals for workers compensation, public liability and HBC insurance, as well as apprenticeship referrals.
Rates guide | The TLA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Works has long been the industry bible for ensuring you can respond with quick, accurate quotes for clients. Our latest edition is now a digital resource allowing you and your workforce to access it anywhere, anytime, even when you don’t have access to the internet. All members receive complimentary access to the Guide, with an RRP of $400 annually.
News | Keep up to date with the latest information on everything from tax changes to best-practice techniques through our regular emails, newsletters, meetings and seminars.
Members rewards program | Our members rewards program offers great discounts on all kinds of landscaping business supplies and services, including automotive purchases, equipment, building materials, plants and finance.
Networking, publicity and social events | With hundreds of TLA members representing every area the landscaping sector, our events are a unique opportunity to make great business ties as well as life-long friends. Many of our members relish the regular face-to-face gatherings to share experiences, gain advice from colleagues, and to create excellent working relationships and networks.
Professional development | Learning is a constant part of any successful professional’s life. Whether you want to stay up to date with the latest trends, the newest technologies and industry innovation or enhance your skillset, professional development is essential. TLA hosts many events, seminars, discussion panels, business presentations and the like where long-standing members and other industry stakeholders freely share their experience, knowledge and skills with younger tradespeople. It is an opportunity to give back to the industry that has given so much to them. We also facilitate mentorships and support apprenticeships helping to make industry success more accessible and to support Australia to overcome the current skills shortage.
TLA Landscape Excellence Awards | These annual awards celebrate the very highest standards and achievement in landscape construction, design and maintenance, both in the residential and commercial sectors. Recognising innovation, creativity and outstanding craftsmanship, the Excellence awards are the highest accolade in the industry, and the awards ceremony is our industry’s night-of-nights.
Website & Directory
The TLA website acts as a one-stop-shop for customers looking to hire landscape professionals. We provide advice to the public regarding how to hire the right professional for the job to ensure they get the job done right first time, every time. Customers also feel reassured that when they hire a TLA member, they will be hiring a licensed professional that is financially secure and experienced.
Each member receives a listing in the fully searchable directory that allows them to showcase their previous work, references and other relevant information for potential clients.
These are just a small part of the excellent service TLA offers to its members. If you would like to know more about how a membership with your industry body can help your business, visit our website or call our friendly team. You can also learn more about the latest events and professional development opportunities TLA offer every month.
Contact & Information
The Landscape Association NSW and ACT
P 02 9630 4844