Venues and Travel
The 2015 Building Resilience Conference will be held in the Civic Cultural Precinct of Newcastle City, Australia.
- An opening function at the Newcastle Art Gallery
- The main conference will be held at the Newcastle City Hall
- Dinner served on the stage of the Civic Theatre
The Civic Cultural Precinct features the city's most prestigious venues, the City Hall and the Art Deco Civic Theatre, which were both built in the 1920s.
On the other side of Civic Park, the Newcastle Art Gallery houses a magnificent collection and attracts an impressive schedule of exhibitions all year round.
Newcastle is located only 2 hours drive north of Sydney and also has its own airport.
The Visit Newcastle website has more information on:
Recommended Newcastle CBD accommodation:
The Nobby's Beach and Lighthouse next to Newcastle's renowned Harbour
Christchurch Cathedral in Newcastle City
The Newcastle City Hall in the Civic Precinct.
A Light Rail is currently under construction in the City Centre which will connect the Newcastle West Interchange to Newcastle Beach. An initiative of the NSW Government Revitalising Newcastle Program, due to be operational in early 2019.
The nearby Honeysuckle Precinct hosts a Maritime Museum and is full of cafés, bars and restaurants.
The Civic Precinct with the Theatre and City Hall
The Bogey Hole, an ocean bath cut out of rock by convicts in 1819.
Newcastle's Memorial Walk is a spectacular coastal walk that was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the commencement of steel making in Newcastle; it acts as a magnificent memorial to the men and women of the Hunter who served their community and their country.
Nelson Bay is the main town for Port Stephens, within the sheltered arms of the bay there are safe, calm beaches and close-by coastal beaches ideal for surfing, snorkelling or diving.