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Pushing the Boundaries: Facilitation Frontiers  
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst - New South Wales, Australia
26-28 November 2008

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The Conference venue is the Centre for Professional Development (CPD) at Charles Sturt University Mitchell campus, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst.  
View a street map of Bathurst here (322kb) - the venue is at grid reference G13.  
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View a pdf map of the CSU Bathurst campus here (904kB).  The CPD (Building S17) is at grid reference E2, located on Village Drive.

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For more information on the venue, see  Venue and Facilities

Bathurst is located just over 200km west of Sydney, accessible by daily coach, rail and air transport.  By road our venue is about 2.5 hours drive from Sydney via Lithgow, or a little over 3 hours (250km) from Canberra via Cowra and Blayney. 
We encourage car pooling or use of public transport wherever feasible.
For more information about how to get there, see  Transport Options

For more information about where to stay, see Accommodation Options


Historic Bathurst was the first inland settlement in Australia.  The colony of New South Wales was established in 1788, but it took settlers some 15 years to find a way across the imposing Blue Mountains.  Two years later in 1815 a road had been built and Bathurst was established.  The city now stands as a symbol of how we can overcome seemingly overwhelming barriers, to open a host of new possibilities.  
For more historical background, see  Bathurst District Historical Background  
Bathurst is now a city of more than 30,000 people, with an additional 17,000 residents in the surrounding district.  It supports industries which include education, agriculture, manufacturing and food processing.
This event will mark the first time the AFN Conference has been held in a regional location within a rural community.  And we will be working to link that community with conference participants through a Regional Showcase event and other activities.
Make your own crossing over the mountains to join us in Bathurst, renowned for its historic buildings, museums and galleries, thriving educational sector and arts community.
As Bathurst lies at the heart of a Central Tablelands district rich in historic villages, bushland reserves, rivers and streams, spectacular caves, gold fossicking areas and wineries, there is no shortage of attractions and activities beyond the conference.

For more information and options for touring, see Bathurst District Highlights 

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