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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    (as mentionad by Doug3030 in post #16 -12 posts ago and not yet responded to)
    Pfffft - it's only been 5 days since that post. Don't be so impatient.

    Actually, are this mob also doing the Perth Show which was last weekend? That might be why they are slow atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Would also be nice to find out about wheelchair/disabled access to the venue (as mentioned by Doug3030 in post #16 -12 posts ago and not yet responded to) also the same for toilet facilities, as it looks like you have to leave the building to go to the loo and this could be a problem for wheelchairs, and other visitors, etc.

    Not trying to be difficult, but for many visitors these are reasonably important thing to find out about especially if mobility is a problem. Bearing in mind that there is a always a large number of aged visitors to these shows.

    Neil
    From the Showgrounds maps there is parking in front of the building, but no reference to disabled parking, and there are no toilets in building no 4 where the show is being held.

    The nearest toilets, including disabled, are in building no 5 which is quite a dash for the abled and a long slow walk for disabled or elderly persons.

    Consequently I won't be going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homey View Post
    Also - does anyone know if Carbatec, Timbecon, Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, Vesper or HNT Gordon will be there? Iíve looked at the organiserís website this morning and none of these are shown.
    I think nearly all of them are going to Wood Dust at Footscray next weekend. $10 admission, free on-street parking after 1pm Saturday

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    We are pleased to share these updates about the upcoming Melbourne Show with more exciting announcements due next week. We are working with our exhibitors and demonstrators to finalise all details including what the range of demonstrations, workshops and products on offer.

    TIMBER MERCHANTS:
    All Class Timbers
    Djarilmari Timber Products
    Marine Timbers
    Matilda Outback Timbers
    Sparkyís Burl & Timber
    Slab n Burl Timber
    Tasmanian Timbers

    EXHIBITORS:
    1500 Grit
    Arbortech Power Carving
    Anthony Pascoe Ė Art
    Australian Woodsmith Magazine
    Beyond Tools
    Book, Veneer, Tools & Wood
    Carbitool
    Carbyne CNC
    CSK Sharpening
    Cut Above
    Djarilmari Timber Products
    Giftkins Dovetail
    Hardware for Creative Finishes
    Hare & Forbes
    Japanese Tools Australia
    Jim Davey Tools
    Kelly Oakham Ė Timber and Tools for Guitar Making
    Little Darlings Toys
    LisaSam Leather
    Let There Be Paint (Kids Korner)
    Lucas Mills
    Machinery Maintenance Victoria
    Marquetry Society of Victoria
    Metalcraft
    RecordPower Machinery & Workshops
    Screw-it Tools
    Steveís Woodcraft
    The Victorian Wooden Boat Association
    Theo the Wood Turner
    Thomas Lloyd Guitars
    Universal Router Guide
    Victorian Woodworkers Association
    Woodcraft Supplies
    Z-Vice

    EVENT DETAILS:
    Melbourne Timber, Tools & Artisan Show | 23-25 August 2019 | Boulevard Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds.
    Paid Parking is available onsite and accessible via Gate 5. There are a number of Public Transport options also available. Check out the venue event page for details: Getting to Melbourne Showgrounds

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    HI Doug3030,
    We are working to confirm details with these exhibitors for Melbourne and Canberra Shows. Carbatec will be joining us with the Veritas range in Melbourne (with Canberra TBC), Lie-Nielsen is also confirmed for Canberra (8-10 Nov 19).
    Stay tuned for details.

    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    I think nearly all of them are going to Wood Dust at Footscray next weekend. $10 admission, free on-street parking after 1pm Saturday

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    HI Doug,
    We are drawing up the show map this week and hope to publish this ASAP with all exhibitor and venue details (this will be similar to the maps we have produced for our other shows). Unfortunately, in order to finalise the map, space and facilities we do have to wait on details from the venue and also our exhibitor. Being a major venue, be rest assured that the facilities will be accessible for everyone ). We will get back to you asap.


    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Thanks for the update TimberToolsArt.

    I notice in the Showgrounds map posted above by UBeaut that there is no Disability Access symbols associated with the Boulevard Pavilion. I am hoping access is not too difficult and that disability parking is close.

    There does not seem to be toilet facilities associated with that pavilion either, which may be troublesome for some people.

    Are things really as they are on that map or is that pavilion better equipped than the map shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturdee
    From the Showgrounds maps there is parking in front of the building, but no reference to disabled parking, and there are no toilets in building no 4 where the show is being held.
    Think you'll find that parking at the front of the building outside the showgrounds is for the Showgrounds Village shopping centre and not for use as showgrounds parking.

    However the Showgrounds Railway Station is almost right on top of the building. If it's being manned for show use that weekend.

    I'm surprised that there's still nothing from organisers about wheelchair access and other concerns I've raised.

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Think you'll find that parking at the front of the building outside the showgrounds is for the Showgrounds Village shopping centre and not for use as showgrounds parking.

    However the Showgrounds Railway Station is almost right on top of the building. If it's being manned for show use that weekend.

    I'm surprised that there's still nothing from organisers about wheelchair access and other concerns I've raised.

    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberToolsArt View Post
    The show this year is being held in the Boulevard Pavilion. Parking is available right next to the venue and accessible via Gate 5 or 7. Parking is $15.

    The parking is inside the grounds next to the venue, you enter through gate 5 or 7 and then drive across the grounds to the car park in front of building 4. This is the same parking area used when it was last at the show grounds but then parking was only $ 5.

    As far as I'm aware the Show Grounds railway only runs during the Royal Melbourne Show and the Melbourne Cup week and not at other times. Public transport is limited to the tram and bus but for those not normally using public transport you will need to get a Myki card to use them.

    I'm also surprised that there's still nothing from organisers about wheelchair access and other concerns raised.

    Peter.

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    HI Neil. We have finalised details with the venue now. Please find access details below:


    VENUE:
    Boulevard Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds, enter via Lang Road, Ascot Vale

    GETTING THERE:
    Located just 7km from Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Showgrounds is easily accessible by public transport or car.

    Onsite parking is available right next to the Boulevard Pavilion and is accessible via Gate 5 (enter via Lang Road). Disabled parking is also accessible via this gate with direct access to the show pavilion.
    PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
    Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds)
    Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds)
    Tram Route 57 (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth St,City)

    FOOD & DRINKS:
    Melbourne Showgrounds Cafe will be open during the entire show offering food and drink options. Visit the Cafe in the Royal Block directly opposite the Boulevard Pavilion.

    TOILETS:
    Toilets including Disabled Toilets are located next to the cafe opposite to the Boulevard Pavilion building.

    ATM:
    Cash Machines (ATMís) are located next to the Cafe and within the Boulevard Pavilion.

    ACCESS & DISABILITY SERVICES:
    Melbourne Showgrounds is a fully accessible venue providing inclusive access for people with disabilities to buildings and facilities, equipment, information and trained staff, addressing the needs of all patrons.

    Learn more about the venue via https://www.melbourneshowgrounds.com.

    We hope this covers everything but please let us know if there is anything else you need.





    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Would also be nice to find out about wheelchair/disabled access to the venue (as mentionad by Doug3030 in post #16 -12 posts ago and not yet responded to) also the same for toilet facilities, as it looks like you have to leave the building to go to the loo and this could be a problem for wheelchairs, and other visitors, etc.

    Not trying to be dificult, but for many visitord these are reasonably important thing to find out about especially if mobility is a problem. Bearing in mind that there is a always a large number of aged visitors to these shows.

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    I think nearly all of them are going to Wood Dust at Footscray next weekend. $10 admission, free on-street parking after 1pm Saturday

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    Thanks, Doug. Iíll certainly be going to the Wood Dust Market Place this weekend.

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    300% increase in parking costs is a little rough. Its probably out of the organisers hands I suppose. The showgrounds is a ghost town with the shows, you'd think they be a little more accommodating.

    Was planning on taking my elderly father, but 2 tickets, parking and lunches adds up quick. I'll rather visit timbecon or carbatec with an extra $75 in my pocket to be honest.

    Good luck guys

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    300% increase in parking costs is a little rough. Its probably out of the organisers hands I suppose.
    The organisers have nothing to do with parking fees or price of food. That's all down to the Showgrounds people.

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    They have been advertising all these crafts/trades and selling tickets even before they seem to have any of them booked.

    I have enquired numerous times through numerous avenues as to who will be participating and what they will be demonstrating for the advertised. Iím still waiting for a single response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    There has been up until this morning at 12:42 AM there had been 5,921 to the 3 threads currently running plus another 1,126 on a thread I deleted.

    So all up well over well over 7,000 views which I would think isn't all that bad.

    Just because they aren't all members viewing the thread doesn't mean other interested people aren't viewing it.

    I sent a pm to TimberToolArt last week asking them to stop posting the same thing as it was considered spam (1 thread and two posts deleted and 1 edited) and suggesting they actually took the time to respond to questions,etc as this would get a better response.

    Looks like they must have got the message (not that I got a response to my pm) but they have done the right thing and stopped bumping their thread(s) by posting the same information into them and actually interacted with members.

    Well done with the interaction. Keep that up an you should get way more views and interest in the shows. You have a great resource at your fingertips here, use it wisely and it can be your best friend, use it unwisely and it can be among your worst enemies as the last lot found out.

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    Hmm, I see a heck of a lot of negativity here. How about a little support?

    It was asked when the new owners took over that a few items were addressed - a few I can remember were these

    Venue - as the Caufield racecourse wasn't everyone's cup of tea (it was closer to home for me, but I understand that a more central location is preferred for people Vic wide).... This has now been changed. As it is closer to the heartbeat if the city then of course parking will be more expensive.

    Dates - many turners mentioned that the dates double booked them for a regular event which had been going forever....thus date has now changed to accommodate the turners

    Dwindling stall holder numbers - whilst we like to think we are quite a large hobby, the truth is that there are only so many traders and suppliers that our population can support. The organisers have tried to combat this by including more creative hobbies in the same field so as to create more buzz and hopefully more bums on seats and ticket sales.

    Personally (and in just 12 months) I think these are some very major changes and can't wait to get along to support the show. 2 years ago the show was that poorly supported that I was surprised to see it continuing at all. These days with the internet, social media and fast international shipping, products are much more widely available than ever before and events such as this may disappear altogether without our support.

    I understand people may have specific questions that they would like answered, and I know that certain things could be deal breakers..... But it's 1 day a year, so if walking an extra 50m or if a supplier isn't going to be there that you hoped would be, go anyway - provide support and you never know what else you could see that you would have otherwise missed.

    I'm sure the operators are doing everything they can to make things as smooth and enjoyable for everyone (why would they want to make it difficult?) So that it will hopefully continue and begin to thrive again as it did (before my time, but I've heard great stories)

    Hopefully I'll run into a few of you there on Friday! I'll have a grin on my face ear to ear as it's my 1 day a year the wife hands me the credit card and says 'just have fun'

    Cheers all
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