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Hobart Town Hall
Venue for COMNAP AGM
Experience the grandeur and the history of the magnificent Hobart Town Hall, the scene of many special occasions and events since 1866, including balls, wedding receptions, public meetings, floral festivals and concerts.
Construction of the town hall was begun in 1864, with the foundation stone laid on April 14. The building was completed two years later in September 1866. The building’s design was somewhat inspired by the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. At the time of construction, it was designed to house the City of Hobart’s council chambers, as well as police offices, the municipal court and the State Library of Tasmania.
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Venue for COMNAP Symposium and SCAR Open Science Conference
Hotel Grand Chancellor is Hobart’s premier conferencing venue. Situated on the Hobart waterfront, the location is central and nearby to the event hotels. Conference attendees can book to stay onsite at the Hotel Grand Chancellor or opt to book at one of our event hotels which are located only a short 10 to 15 minute walk from the venue.
The Old Woolstore
Venue for SCAR Open Science Conference additional session rooms
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel will be used for additional space for the SCAR Open Science Conference. The property is situated close by to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, only a 2 minute walk away.
Originally, the site was used for shanty housing, before being turned into a wool storage and treatment facility around 1900. Wool was brought from all over Tasmania to be pressed, then shipped to Hobart. The top floor of the building was used for wool treatment and therefore required the natural light offered by the striking saw-tooth roof line. This style of roofing allowed the maximum amount of light into the room for the weaver’s benefit.It was because of this history that The Old Woolstore was able to be awarded the “Best Redeveloped Industrial Building” in 1997.