The theme for the Forum will be 21st Century Urbs – Sustainable Access Solutions, and will involve participants in the circumnavigation of Port Phillip Bay. The program will be peopled by experts and enthusiasts in a weekend of shared learning – with first-hand experience in an exciting amalgam of travel by shanks pony, wheelchair, cycles, tram, boat, bus and train.
If that sounds like hard work, don’t worry. There will be plenty of time for talking, looking and listening, And fine food and wine, of course. The program will begin at 5pm Friday 15 April, 2005 – on a Ferry bound for historic Williamstown. After presentations and dinner, the Ferry sets sail for Geelong, Victoria’s largest regional city, and a government-nominated Transit City. Your bed for Friday and Saturday will be on land in Geelong – presuming you will need it after a series of hard-working and stimulating Forum sessions.
On Sunday 17 April, we will bus and train to historic Queenscliffe, Ferry across the Rip past the dolphins, to Sorrento. Lunch at a winery sounds good, before work sessions at Frankston and Dandenong. And then train back to Central Melbourne to join delegates arriving for the PIA Congress – which runs from Sunday 17 to Wednesday 20 April.
Expressions of Interest
This 2005 National UDF will be another memorable event. As usual, numbers will be limited. If you are interested in contributing to the Forum planning, presenting a paper, or attending, please email Bill Chandler ASAP.