NSW Regional Salon and Christmas Drinks

Join AILA NSW for our annual Regional Salon and Christmas drinks!

Celebrate 2021 with a Regional Salon and Christmas drinks in Newcastle, at the stunning Merewether Surfhouse, overlooking at the beach.

This face to face event will host a variety of guest speakers, including:



- Welcome to Country by Andrew Smith, CEO of the Worimi LALC followed by a presentation on the Worimi Green Team.

The Worimi Green Team is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community based organisatin commiteed to the regeneration and rehabilitation of natural environments and urban-based envirornmental education. The Green team has been an active participant in numerous significant regional and local land management projects including dune stabilistaion and the bush regeneration and rehabilitation of wetlands.  

Worimi Green team is a combination of specialist employees, NRM orperators, foelds trainees and partners i.e. botanist, horticulturalist which given the diversity in know;edge, skill base and experience available to the Worimi Green team, make them well versed in a range of specialist landscape and natural resource management services, providing the expeience and capcity to coordinate both small and large-scale projects.

- 'Planting with Purpose' by Jon Hazelwood (HASSELL)







Jon is one of HASSELL's most experienced public realm and Landscape Architecture professionals. Based in the Sydney studio, John is also a prolific  writer, regularly sharing his insights on how great design, planting design and access to nature enriches our lives. 

Over the past 20 years, Jon has guided projects from the broad, strategic thinking phase through to detailed resolution and successful delivery. Jon  was instrumental in establishing HASSELL in the UK, leading award-winning projects including the revitalising of Croydon high street in London.


- Robert Griffith  - Supplier & Advisor to Green Infrastructure Industry – Green Roof and Vertical Garden Systems

The event will include catering and Christmas drinks at the bar following the presentations. We look forward to seeing you there!

Members and students are FREE, non-members $55 inc. GST

Photo credit: Jon Hazelwood

We thank our Principal sponsor Andreasens Green for their support with this event. 

Important information

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COVID Guidelines

AILA is committed to the health and safety of our members, guests and staff, as such we need to follow the venue COVID Safe Plan for face to face events.  If you are feeling unwell and are unable to attend the event, please contact your event manager.  All event attendees are required to follow the current government guidelines and health directives.  Attendees will need to scan in using the Service NSW Check in App on arrival and the venue will check proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a valid exemption.



10/12/2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Merether Surfhouse 5 Henderson Parade MEREWETHER NSW 2291 AUSTRALIA

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