- Published on Thursday, 07 June 2012 08:26
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After 18 years in operation, the Central Bardon Conference Centre in Brisbane will permanently close its doors on 30 November to make way for an exciting new development.
Phil Goodman, CEO of Pradella Property Ventures said, "Over 1 million conference delegates and guests have enjoyed the unique bushland setting and the broad range of meeting facilities offered by the venue since we became involved.
"I look forward to many of those guests coming back this year to visit this iconic property before it moves to the next phase in its life," Mr Goodman said.
Originally opened in 1977 by the Department of Education as the Professional Development Centre, Bardon soon became a popular training facility with government departments.
Central Venues, part of Pradella Property Ventures, purchased the centre in 1994, and renamed it, Central Bardon Conference Venue. The focus continued on the conference, meetings and events sectors however due to its unique bushland setting, nestled amongst seven acres of landscaped gardens, Bardon also became a very popular and well known wedding venue.
"While we have made the decision to close Bardon as a conference and events facility, Central continues to offer two Brisbane inner city venues, Central Eagle Street and Central Dockside, both ideally placed overlooking Brisbane River, which cater for meetings, seminars, and corporate training."
The Central Group's portfolio also includes apartments and hotels in Brisbane and Melbourne.