Perth 2016 October update

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– The one year out event was held at the Bell Tower on 26th October, with speeches from Tourism WA Executive Gwyn Dolphin, WMA President Stan Perkins and MAWA athlete Lyn Ventris. Comment and photos are on the Perth 2016 Facebook page

– The one year out WMA Inspection Visit was held over 3 days in late October. The WMA team consisted of Stan Perkins, Sandy Pashkin, Serge Beckers and Margit Jungmann. The WMA team worked with the LOC team to review the athletics schedule and make some minor changes. The revised programme will be put on the Perth 2016 website.

– Agreement has been reached with WAMC for running the marathon

– Arrangements for the Athletes Party at Perth Zoo have been firmed up

– The travel agent contract was awarded to Motive Travel. Agreement on rates has been reached with 10 hotels, and discussions ongoing with a further 20+. Motive are receiving regular enquiries about accommodation

– Around 1700 athletes have signed up to the Perth 2016 facebook page

– Engineering reports on the Ern Clark hammer cage have been received. Decisions on the actions required by Perth 2016 should be made by year end.

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