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SOCIAL FUNCTION AND VENUE INFORMATION

 

Congress Location and Venue
Albany is the first settlement in Western Australia, located 418km south east of Perth and has a population of 33,970. Albany is well known for some of the oldest historic buildings, the wildflower festival which runs from August to November and the Kalget River which is one of the oldest river’s in the world. The Kalget River dates to 4 billion years where it existed from the continent of Gondwana before Australia became its own continent.


The 2017 National Local Roads and Transport Congress will be held at the Albany Entertainment Centre. The centre opened in 2010 and is situated on the waterfront location Princess Royal Harbour near central of Albany.


Climate
Albany in November is generally very mild, with daily temperatures around 21 degrees and evening temperatures around 17 degrees.


West Cape
Located in the southern coast and only a 30-minute drive from Albany. West cape is well known for the stunning Shelly beach and Shelly beach lookout. A great location where there are multiple activities for visitors such as camping, fishing, hang-gliding, paragliding, bushwalking and four-wheel driving.


Albany Wind Farm
A popular tourist destination open 7 days a week, the wind farm runs 80% of Albany’s electricity and has beautiful views to the Southern Ocean which are not to be missed.


Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial highlights memory of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served in World War I. Situated on the memorial is a statue showing an Australian horseman defending a New Zealand rifleman standing next to his wounded horse.


Torndirrup National Park
A popular Western Australian National Park, located 10 kilometres south of Albany. Torndirrup National Park is 3,906-hectares and one of the three connected peninsulas on the southern coastline where headlands and white sandy beaches are hard to miss. Sightseeing highlights are the Natural Bridge, The Gap, Blowholes and Cable Beach.

 

 

Social Functions

 

Welcome Reception
Monday 6 November 2017
National Anzac Centre and Garrison's Restaurant 5.00pm – 7.00pm
$50 per person for partners and guest
No charge for full registered delegates
Dress code: Smart casual

 

The Welcome Reception will be held at the National Anzac Centre. The centre overlooks King George Sound, the location where the first convoy of Australian and New Zealand troops departed for World War I on November 1st 1914.

 

Congress Dinner
Tuesday 7 November 2017
Centennial Stadium 6.30pm – 11.00pm
$95 per person for partners and guests
No charge for full registered delegates
Dress code: Smart casual

 

This year’s Congress Dinner is being held at Albany’s latest addition, the Centennial Stadium. Opened in February 2017, the stadium was part of the redevelopment of the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct.

 

Note: Bookings are accepted in order of receipt.

 

Partner Tours

 

Discover Albany
Tuesday 7 November
$70 per person

 

Today’s tour will start with the opportunity to admire the outstanding views of the coast from the Gap-Natural Bridge lookouts and the viewing platform that sits 40 metres directly above the sea. From there, guests will travel to Discovery Bay for lunch and the choice to either join a guided tour of the Whaling Station or follow the informative trails by themselves. The afternoon will end with a chance to look around the Reginal Wildflower Gardens and the Australian Wildlife Park.

 

Albany History Walking Tour
Wednesday 8 November
$70 per person

 

The tour today will offer guests the chance to learn the history of Albany with a walk around the Museum of the Great Southern. The museum overlooks the picturesque Princess Royal Harbour on the site of the first European settlement in Western Australia. Exhibitions such as The Residency, The Brig Amity and The Eclipse Building will be available for viewing. Lunch will be a short walk to Dylan’s Restaurant and Café before making our way back to the Entertainment Centre.