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3 - 5 May

Opal Cove Resort
Coffs Harbour NSW

Opal Cover Resort 4 Bed Villa

Venue & Accommodation

Opal Cove

The conference venue, Opal Cove Resort is a 4 star resort with an absolute beachfront position on the beautiful beach of Korora Bay, just a few kilometers north of the Coffs Harbour CBD.

The resort offers fantastic conferencing facilities to cater to all delegate needs, as well as all the usual resort facilities including a swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym. It also has a 9 hole golf course and day spa.

Opal Cove Resort offers 130 hotel style rooms, each with their own private balcony or terrace and views towards the Pacific Ocean or over the resort’s landscaped gardens.

There are also 28 fully self contained, two and three bedroom villas situated beside the golf course and 10 luxury beachfront four bedroom units located only 20 metres from the Pacific Ocean with private nature reserve views.

The villas are a cost effective option with ensuites to the main bedroom, full kitchen and laundry facilities, and separate lounge, dining and outdoor barbeque areas, as are the four bedroom units which feature two and a half bathrooms, full kitchen and laundry facilities, double garage with secure internal access, iPod docking stations and large flat screen televisions.

Full hot buffet breakfasts are included with resort room accommodation and are optional with villas.

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort

As an alternative to Opal Cove Resort, delegates can choose to stay at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort just a short 5 minute drive away.  For those without transport, a free scheduled shuttle bus service will operate between the two venues.

With a beachfront location at Charlesworth Bay, Pacific Bay Resort is framed by ocean, mountains, natural forest and banana plantations.

A variety of accommodation is available including resort rooms, spa suites and 2 bedroom suites at very competitive prices, including breakfast. All rooms have private balconies and have views of the lagoon gardens or nearby mountains.


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"The waste conference was incredibly beneficial in gaining insight into waste minimisation and education initiatives that Councils across Australia are implementing."

Jean Young, Waste Education Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council

"Very useful for updating self-knowledge of all aspects, trends and directions of the waste industry, as well as meeting the diverse characters within it."

Darron Ellery, Waste Contracts Coordinator, Shoalhaven City Council

"I recommend the Coffs Conference to all local government representatives. Waste is too important, too costly and too political for you not to know the latest information."

Mike Ritchie, Company Director, MRA Consulting Group

"Very useful and informative conference. As a first time attendee I was impressed and will certainly attend again."

Anthony Lewis, Director, Goulburn Valley Waste & Resource Recovery Group

"The Coffs Waste Conference is the Australian industry's premier event, the one event that simply cannot be missed in an increasingly busy conference space."

Garth Lamb, Business Development Manager, Re-Group

"An invaluable learning and networking resource for both new and seasoned waste professionals."

Guada Lado, Regional Waste Coordinator, WSROC

"This conference ticks all the boxes with informative conference sessions, great networking, a large variety of exhibitions and fantastic hospitality/ organisation."

Sally Rice, Manager Safety Amenity & Environment, Moira Shire Council

"The Waste Conference is a great way to get a comprehensive look at where the waste industry is now and where it will be heading to in the future. It also provides an opportunity to meet the movers and shakers in the waste industry."

James Allsop, Senior Environmental Sustainability Officer, Holroyd City Council

"The Waste Conference at Coffs Harbour has been our 'must exhibit at’ event for more than ten years. A great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and other contacts from within the industry."

Paula Harrison, National Manager, EnviroCom Australia

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