Social Activities

Casual Welcome Drinks @ Coal and Cedar

380/ 382 Hunter Street, Newcastle
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on Tuesday, 5th September

You’ll need to be in on a few secrets to visit Coal & Cedar. This hidden speakeasy has no signage and no doorbell. Instead, you’ll need to text a special code to a number on the wall and a host will open the door and usher you inside. Rest assured, it’s worth the effort, having just won Best Regional bar in Australia 2016.

Once inside, you’ll discover a moody, eclectic cocktail bar with an urban edge. Exposed brick walls and dark timber are complemented by dim lighting from vintage chandeliers. Holding fewer than 60 guests, it’s this old world ambience that sets Coal & Cedar apart from Newcastle’s bar scene.

Rather than the traditional Welcome Reception, this year Stormwater NSW is inviting those delegates who will be arriving in Newcastle on Tuesday night, to join us for casual networking drinks at this 'hole in the wall' - one of Newcastle's best kept secrets. Drinks will kick off at 6pm.
Stormwater NSW will be paying for the first round of drinks at 6pm. Cash bar available for all other beverages.

*Please note that there is a $20 Eftpos minimum at this venue, and cash is preffered for ease of service.


2017 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence and Conference Dinner @ the Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way, Newcastle
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 6th September

The 2017 Stormwater NSW Awards For Excellence and Conference Dinner will kick-off at 7.00 pm for pre-dinner drinks, followed directly by a three course meal in the stunning 'Link Gallery' at the Newcastle Museum.

A ticket to attend the Conference Dinner is included in some Registration packages. Additional tickets for the Dinner can be purchased at $125 per person.

If you would like to receive more information regarding the social functions, please contact GEMS Event Management Australia on +61 2 9744 5252 or via email at

Please note: All charges are shown in Australian Dollars.

Conference Secretariat


For all Conference enquiries, please contact
GEMS Event Management Australia
on +61 2 9744 5252.