OUR VISION

“In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.”

Robert Rodale

To create a long term Ecotourism and Educational Asset for Australia,
the legacy outcome of the first 6 month International Garden Festival
ever to be held in the Southern Hemisphere’.

WHAT

The ultimate Trifecta

  1. a Major International Event
  2. a Significant Ecotourism Legacy project
  3. a Powerful Catalysts for Urban Growth

Australis is a 6-month World Garden Expo to be held in Australia for the first time ever. Comparable to Brisbane’s Expo88, it will become both an enduring Ecotourism attraction and a catalyst for future urban developments. Like many of the world’s greatest gardens, it will leave a long term legacy, long after the initial event has run it’s course.

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WHEN

2020

Planned to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s ‘voyage of discovery’ in 1770 when botanist Joseph Banks first charted the botanical wonders of Australia’s east coast, from Port Botany to Cooktown.

The main event of a year long series of festivities planned by the Federal Government, Australis, is proposed to open at Easter 2020 and close at the end of the October long weekend. A 186 day festival of events and entertainment.

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WHY?

Australis will celebrate both the ancient wisdom of the Aboriginal culture and their custodianship of the land for 60,000 years,

together with modern innovations that look to use resources more efficiently.A massive, 6 month program of international cultural exchange.

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WHO

‘Australis’ has amassed an incredible team of project partners and consultants, recognised as market leaders in event and entertainment management.

Australis also has tremendous support from government and tourism bodies, private sector and industry organisations, ensuring the vision will be realised.

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WHERE

Planned for Sydney Olympic Park – the greenheart of Sydney’

A subtropical climate perfectly suited to support the broadest range of plant material and year round visitation. The current proposal is to nestle this major new eco tourism asset into the ‘Greenheart’ of the Gold Coast. A philosophically aligned commercial garden, able to fund the broader Greenheart strategy.

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