2/4 RAR Association 2022 AGM – Brisbane 2022
July 15 - July 17
Welcome to Brisbane for the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
15 – 17 July 2022
Welcome to Brisbane and Southbank.
Whilst still in the final planning stages hopefully enough information will be on this page to enable you to commence your planning especially if you are travelling.
The AGM is to be held in the Brisbane CBD at Southbank, site of the 1988 Expo.
The venue/s yet TBC
The venue being looked is located in very close proximity to South Brisbane Station at Southbank.
The venue is The Fox Hotel.
Please note: the venue that will be used have to comply with State Government requirements where all attendees must be fully vaccinated including a first booster.
Proof of this may be required to gain entry to the venue.
Sequence of events (TBC)
Fri 15 July: Meet and Greet 1700 – The Fox Hotel
Sat 16 July: AGM at The Fox Hotel at 1600.
The AGM will be followed by a 3 course sit down dinner. Cost for the meal is $60pp to be paid on the night (CASH$$$$). A members subsidy may yet be applied to the dinner. Drinks are at own cost as we have a dedicated bar in the AGM area.
Sun 17 July: Return to home base
Due to the distances across Brisbane that people may / will be staying there is no planned activities for Sunday 17 July. This day will be left to one’s own devices to organise other catch ups, look around Brisbane or pack up and return to home base.
The Fox Hotel AGM Area
The AGM will be held in the Arcadia Room.
Situated on Level 1 of the hotel, the Acadia Room features bespoke fixtures and furnishings and presents as a wonderfully unique and decadent function room perfect for large private events and occasions. Equally enjoyed for sit down events and stand-up cocktail functions.
Over the years Southbank / South Brisbane has been upgraded and rebuilt many times since the 1988 Expo, now offering one of Brisbane’s main entertainment precincts in the city.
From the cultural venues, to the restaurants, to the live theatre and shows or simply a stroll (e-scooter / e-bike) along the winding river; this area has it all.
Some things to put on your list:
The Wheel, Streets Beach, QLD Maritime Museum, Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA), The Cultural Centre, QLD Performing Arts Centre, The Arbor, Nepalese Peace Pagoda, Community Herb garden/s and many more.
For a link that highlights what you can do click here
Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA)
Ferries run you along the Brisbane river and criss-cross from along Southbank to the city side where more entertainment options await you. There are even free (city hopper) ferries that can take you from one end of the river run to the other and back again with multiple stops along the way where you get on and off as many times as you want to.
There are many accommodation options in and around Brisbane and Southbank. Some suggested venues are listed below that offer different tariffs but there are too many to list.
A quick google of the dates (two nights) and prices (appx) showed better value at Fleet Lane ($278) , River Plaza Apts $282) and Parkview Apts ($229).
Other prices ranged from $300 – $378 across the seven Arise options.
Menso, Mantra and Rydges were $440 – $577 for the two nights.
*** Feedback from one of our members recommends staying at Riverside Hotel South Bank, it appears to be the probably the best option, as the parking is free and the room for two nights was only $356 compared to $400> for the others. Most of thee other hotels charge around $40/day for parking as well.
Getting to Southbank
Southbank is located on the south side of the Brisbane River opposite the CBD. There are many public transport options available to you to get to Southbank Precinct.
There are two railway stations along the precinct Southbank and South Brisbane with South Brisbane being the closest to the planned venue.
There are also buses and taxis that offer alternatives transport.
More to follow and be uploaded in the near future.