Acid sulfate soils are now a national issue, and the conference location has been chosen with that in mind. We now know that they occur in every state and territory, and large areas of acid sulfate soils can be found in and around Melbourne.
Mapping in Victoria has identified 250,000ha of coastal land with the potential to contain acid sulfate soil. The majority of potential coastal acid sulfate soil surrounds Port Phillip Bay and east to the Gippsland Lakes, with other smaller pockets found along the coastline.
Victoria has come a long way in identifying and managing acid sulfate soils, and has in recent years published the Victorian Coastal Acid Sulfate Soil Strategy and Best Practice Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Coastal Acid Sulfate Soils.
Acid sulfate soils are gaining increasing prominence as an important natural resource issue in Victoria, and interest in the subject is high.
The conference organisers hope the 3rd National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference contributes to the growing momentum in Victoria and clearly demonstrates the importance of managing acid sulfate soil appropriately.
Conference venue - Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street, right in the centre of the city. Be it the diverse range of heritage listed buildings, theatres, boutiques, large department stores or renowned parks and gardens, the best of Melbourne is easily accessible by foot or a short tram ride away.
Our dedicated conference centre is located on the 6th floor and complements the hotel's brand new wing of Premier Rooms, opened in July 2010, ensuring conference delegates experience both superior accommodation and conference facilities.
A block booking of accommodation has been made at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins (the conference venue) from $199 per night room only. Rooms either overlook the spectacular glass atrium of Australia on Collins or Collins Street below.
Room types include a Standard Queen Room ($199 room only) and a Premier Room ($249 room only). Other room types are available for delegates wishing to share accommodation including a Standard Twin (Double/Double). Michel's Restaurant features an extensive buffet breakfast from 6am each day.
You can book this accommodation using the on line registration system. You will need to pay a credit card deposit for the first night's accommodation and the remainder on departure.
Travelling to venue
from the airport by taxi
Novotel Melbourne on Collins is located approximately 26kms from Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine. Depending on the traffic, the trip will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost anywhere from $35 - $50. (Please note prices are a guide only and may vary.)
from the airport by car
If you are coming by car from the Airport follow the Tullamarine Freeway and turn left onto Flemington Road and follow all the way until you arrive at the large roundabout at Elizabeth Street. Turn right and follow Elizabeth Street until you come to Collins Street. Turn left into Collins and travel 20m and the hotel is on the left side. Valet parking is available.
from the airport by shuttle bus
The Skybus Super Shuttle operates an express airport to Melbourne CBD service 24 hours, 7 days per week every 10 - 15 minutes during the day. The courtesy Hotel Connection Service also takes you straight to - and picks you up from - the hotel at no extra charge during certain periods of the day. You do not need to book the Skybus Super Shuttle to get to your hotel. Prices for adults are $16 one way or $26 return. (Please note prices are subject to change.)
For more information visit www.skybus.com.au
by public transport
Novotel Melbourne on Collinst is conveniently located within close proximity to public transport. Melbourne Central and Flinders Street train stations are walking distance and numerous tram routes pass through Collins Street. Plan your public transport journey on www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Updated: 13 May 2013