Reserves and Recreation Manager, Northern Beaches Council
Les Munn has been a senior manager in local government for over 35 years working in the area of Reserves and Recreation where the provision of "Community Hubs" in public spaces is a major focus. Parks, playgrounds, playing fields, skateparks and recreation centres all provide special places where people of all ages, genders and cultures can come together to socialise. Les has recently led the project teams in the delivery of major projects such as a $1.6m synthetic multi-use playing field at Narrabeen High School and a $1.7m skate park at Mona Vale. The Mona Vale Skate Park Project involved close collaboration with local youth and has proven to be a hugely successful social meeting place for the local community.