Destination & Visitor Economy Conference

The 2021 LGNSW Destination & Visitor Economy Conference runs from 26-28 May at Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges.

Port Macquarie is a fantastic tourism destination in NSW, with a range of attractions including a 9km coastal walk, eight beaches, scenic lookouts, the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park and the world-famous Koala Hospital.


A note from our host, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

When the time comes to travel to the LGNSW Conference, we ask that you follow all NSW Public Health Orders. 

In particular, if you are unwell, or reside in (or have recently visited) an area that has been identified as a COVID-19 Hot Spot, please do not travel until the risk has passed and any relevant restrictions have lifted.

Everyone must follow the latest health advice by maintaining physical distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying home if unwell.

For the latest information about restrictions and health advice specific to NSW, please refer to NSW.gov.au/COVID-19.


Registrants please note: LGNSW events are held in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. Any changes to Public Health Orders could include that venues prohibit entry to residents of Local Government Areas that are designated as a “COVID hotspot”. In these circumstances LGNSW will arrange a refund of your conference registration less any costs incurred.

All ticket prices are inclusive of GST

*Please login in to your LGNSW account to purchase your conference ticket
**Conference dinner and welcome reception are now SOLD OUT. If you purchase a full conference ticket excluding social events, you will automatically go onto the waitlist for the conference dinner and welcome 
reception

When
5/26/2021 1:00 PM - 5/28/2021 1:45 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Where
Sails Port Macquarie By Rydges 20 Park Street Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 AUSTRALIA

Program

Breakout Session 1 (Please select one only)

Description
Economic development: Lessons from Parramatta and Aboriginal procurement
Category
Breakout Session 1 (Please select one only)
Time
11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
5/27/2021 11:00 AM
Presentation from two councils part of the NSW Small Business Commission's pilot.
Category
Breakout Session 1 (Please select one only)
Time
11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
5/27/2021 11:00 AM
Creating Thriving Communities workshop.
Category
Breakout Session 1 (Please select one only)
Time
11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
5/27/2021 11:00 AM

Breakout Session 2 (Please select one only)

Description
Enabling the opportunities and tackling the challenges.
Category
Breakout Session 2 (Please select one only)
Time
12:10 PM - 1:15 PM
5/27/2021 12:10 PM
Hosted by LG members of the VIC Industry Advisory Group
Category
Breakout Session 2 (Please select one only)
Time
12:10 PM - 1:15 PM
5/27/2021 12:10 PM
How councils can assist in rebooting events in your community
Category
Breakout Session 2 (Please select one only)
Time
12:10 PM - 1:15 PM
5/27/2021 12:10 PM

Site Visit (Select One only)

Description
A site visit of the Koala Hospital including discussion with Koala Hospital President Sue Ashton about the impacts of the bushfires, and managing the huge worldwide interest over this time. Following this, the group will go via bus to Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
Category
Site Visit (Select One only)
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5/27/2021 1:45 PM
Bago Maze & Winery has well and truly put itself on the map over recent years by offering one of the world’s largest hedge mazes, a traditional "Russian Caravan" theme chocolate shop, and a range of other delights.
Category
Site Visit (Select One only)
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5/27/2021 1:45 PM
Visit one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities to discuss Health and Education Precinct Planning. Tour the new, $66 million state-of-the-art section of CSU’s Port Macquarie campus.
Category
Site Visit (Select One only)
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5/27/2021 1:45 PM
Visit Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries and experience the inner workings of an intensive agricultural facility before moving on to Billabong Zoo.
Category
Site Visit (Select One only)
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5/27/2021 1:45 PM

Social

Description
Category
Social
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5/26/2021 5:00 PM
Category
Social
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5/26/2021 5:00 PM
Harbor Walk  Start the day with a guided walk around the Boardwalk from Sails Resort into the Town Green. Approximately 4km return, total time 1 hour.  Guided by Michelle Aubert, LGNSW - a north coast local
Category
Social
Time
6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
5/27/2021 6:15 AM
Category
Social
Time
6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5/27/2021 6:45 PM

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