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Media Alert: NSW Sustainability Conference comes to Albury Nature Conservation Council of NSW's Regional Conference: Sat 24th Jun 2023 - Sun 25th Jun 2023

What:       Regional conference for state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation.  
When:       Sat 24th Jun 2023, 8:45 am - Sun 25th Jun 2023, 3:00 pm AEST 
Where:      Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga 
                    386 Elizabeth Mitchell Dr, Thurgoona NSW 2640, Australia
Who:        Convened by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW
Details:      Full program available here    

Connections, Communities, and Change 

This weekend, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) will be bringing together people, organisations and businesses from across the region for a nature and sustainability conference at Charles Sturt University. 

Each year, NCC shines a spotlight on a different region in NSW with their annual Regional Conference. This event seeks to empower member organisations, supporters and local communities in the region to highlight and discuss the issues facing nature before a state-wide audience. This year they are partnering with the Thurgoona Community Action Group and the National Parks Association to hold this event in Albury for the first time in over twenty years. 

This year's conference theme is “Connections, Communities, and Change”.  Organisations from across the region that work in conservation and sustainability will be presenting. This will include Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH), Gardens4Wildlife, Parklands Albury Wodonga, Thurgoona Community Action Group, Holbrook Landcare Network, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN), Albury Conservation Company, Friends of Nail Can Hill, and more. 

The conference is hosting a wide range of speakers including Mayor Kylie King and Councillor Ashley Edwards, Victorian Australian of the year award nominee and renewables advocate Matthew Charles-Jones from Totally Renewable Yankandanah, Richard Swain from the Invasive Species Council, Jill Coughlan from Earth Canvas, Ben Humphries from BirdLife Australia and many more.

See the full list of speakers here 

The aims of the conference are to:   

  • Share and celebrate the rich environmental and cultural heritage in the Albury Wodonga region and beyond.   
  • Provide opportunities for connection between organisations, groups, and conference attendees and strengthen working relationships.   
  • Showcase local nature, climate and sustainability initiatives and “out of the box” thinking.   
  • Facilitate information sharing, skill development and collaborative planning to influence community practices, influence government and effect change. 

The conference will be held this weekend at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga. Tickets for the whole weekend are $35 and available here. Free tickets are available for First Nations people and all under the age of 25. 

Media note: Complimentary tickets for media are available upon request.  

Statement ends 

Media contact: Clancy Barnard 

E: [email protected]  Ph: 0438 869 332 

Note: NCC CEO Jacqui Mumford is available for comment on request  

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