Technical Tours

This year's Conference will include 4 technical tours of the Queanbeyan-Palerang and ACT regions.

Tour Date Description Transport
Tour 1 Wednesday 22 May 2019 100 Forests, 100 Gardens - The National Arboretum Canberra Bus
Tour 2 Wednesday 22 May 2019 Vibrant Places and Spaces - Revitalisation and Future Planning Bus
Tour 3 Thursday 23 May 2019 What's Your Sporting Need? Why not all Sports Facilities are Created Equally Bus
Tour 4 Thursday 23 May 2019 Meeting the Active Recreation Needs of the Community **BOOKED OUT** Bus and Bicycle Tour

Tour 1.

Experience 250 hectares of landscaping and trees overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. One of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Winner of the World Architecture Festival for landscape, the National Arboretum surrounds visitors with panoramic views, stunning architecture and the natural beauty of trees and gardens from Australia and around the world. Award-winning Village Centre, miniature living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. Sprout Cafe, Conservatory Restaurant and The Curatoreum gift shop. Explore the forests and lookouts, outdoor sculptures, walking trails and the unique nature-themed Pod Playground where children play in giant acorn cubby houses and banksia pods.

Tour 2.

Visit the Award Winning Queanbeyan CBD Upgrade, Queanbeyan River, and Queen Elizabeth Park II which includes $6M of landscape work along the river with playground and water feature. This tour will also incorporate the new Googong development from a planning perspective. The new recreational infrastructure is of a very high quality, and includes Playgrounds, Sports Fields, Dog Park, Club Googong community precinct. It is well worth a tour.

Tour 3.

This is a combined tour of the Australian Institute of Sport and the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre re-development. Go behind the scenes at Australia's premier elite sports precinct and experience one of Canberra's most popular tourist attractions. Then experience the newly developed Indoor Sports Centre from the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council.

Tour 4. **BOOKED OUT**
Join us on a bicycle tour of Lake Burley Griffin and experience playspaces and recreation spaces along the foreshore. Covering the distance of 4.9km, the Central Loop will enable delegates to experience the many highlights and majestic views of Kings Park, Commonwealth Park and the Reconciliation Place and the Sculpture Gardens.

Who's speaking?

The 2019 conference will feature an impressive line-up of expert speakers.

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Key Dates

Call for abstracts Now closed
Early bird registrations
Opens Early March 2019
Closes Wednesday 1 May 2019
Program launched
Early March 2019
Standard Registrations Opens Thursday 2 May 2019

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