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Celebrating our Parks

October 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The theme of FACET’s 2017 Conference was ‘Celebrating our parks’. As an organisation dedicated to encouraging people to experience and enjoy our extraordinary natural and cultural landscapes, FACET was delighted to be working with the newly established WA Parks Foundation to celebrate, promote, protect and enrich our parks.

The conference was well attended and delivered an exciting, informative and innovative program that provided a platform to raise awareness and appreciation of our unique and ancient landscapes. Participants explored opportunities for communities to connect with our parks. It showcased the work of the WA Parks Foundation and explained how it will support our parks, based on other similar parks foundations around the world.

FACET is passionate about people, nature and culture. This year’s conference was no exception. Delegates were given the opportunity to connect with like-minded people and explore how to engage with parks.

The program was a celebration of Aboriginal culture and joint management programs and explored ways to engage communities, visitors and business with WA’s parks and wildlife.


Day One – Monday, 9th October

Welcome Cocktail Party – Government House Ballroom Terrace, 5.00pm-7.30pm
Event includes canapes on arrival, beer, wines & ciders from the Swan Valley plus string quartet & Wildlife presented by Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Day Two – Tuesday, 10th October, 8.00am-4.45pm Conference Program

Conference Gala Dinner – Government House Ballroom, 6.30pm-11.00pm
Join us for an evening in celebration of Western Australia’s unique and extraordinary parks. Dinner includes canapes on arrival, three-course dinner, complemented by wines, beer & ciders from the Swan Valley and entertainment by ‘The Merindas’ WA’s multi-award winning Motown/Soul duo.

Day Three – Wednesday, 11 October, 8.00am-3.30pm

Workshop & Field Trip, John Forrest National Park & Mandoon Estate Swan Valley
Day includes guided park walk, bushtucker inspired two-course lunch at Mandoon Estate, including bushtucker talk and tastings by Noongar elder Dale Tilbrook.


Government House, Perth

13 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Washington 6000 Australia
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