The 2017 Regional Environment Conference, jointly hosted with the Lithgow Environment Group, will be held at the Lithgow Uniting Church on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4. The conference will include a full day program on the Saturday, a conference dinner on the Saturday night and two optional field trips and a lunch on the Sunday. 


We are very excited to announce the program for the regional conference. You can view the program here. It will be updated as more speakers are announced. Please feel free to share widely with your networks. 

Saturday will be a program of panel discussions and workshops at the Uniting Church. Saturday night will be a dinner at the Old Exchange Hotel in Lithgow, and Sunday will be a field trip to the Wolgan Valley, including lunch provided by Newnes Hotel. Please see the attachment for more detail. 

NCC is also hosting a training day on Friday ahead of the conference, at Lithgow Uniting Church. The training will include two workshops on campaign strategy and recruitment. You can see the program here and register for the training day when you register for the conference. 


The aims of the regional conference are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for networking between NCC members, executive, staff, representatives and local conservationists;
  • Provide an opportunity for information sharing, skills development and collaborative planning on key policy and campaign issues; and
  • Strengthen working relationships between existing NCC members and to provide an opportunity for potential members to learn more about our work.


You can register online here. The registration fee includes access to the program and field trip, and lunch Saturday. Please share widely with your networks. 


Minutes will be available to download here after the event.


Please organise your own accommodation for the conference. Some suggestions nearby include:

Workies Motel – 400 metres from venue

Zig Zag Motel – 2 kilometers from venue

Bowen Inn Motel – 3 kilometers from venue

There are also numerous pubs in Lithgow with accommodation: Commercial Hotel, Lansdowne Hotel, Lithgow Hotel all in main street and about 300-700 metres from venue.

Further Information

For more information please contact Network Organiser Jacqui Mumford, (02) 9516 1488,