Peter Byron 'Red Centre Garden - from concept to construction'

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Thursday, 4 October 2012 - 12:30pm

The ANBG is developing a new Red Centre Garden showcasing the iconic significance of the continent's red centre as the physical and spiritual heart of Australia, right here in the nation's garden within the nation's capital. The Garden is set to open as part of the 2013 Canberra 100 – Celebrating the Centenary festivities. Peter Byron will discuss the background to the Red Centre Garden.

Peter has been the General Manager at the ANBG for the past two years and responsible for the operations of the Gardens in areas such as management of the living collection, major projects, visitor services and corporate services. He has over 20 years experience in park, venue and natural resource management and has worked at Commonwealth, State and Local Government levels. Prior to his current role at the ANBG, he was General Manager of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, managed parklands and visitor services for the National Capital Authority, was  Operations Manager for Sydney Olympic Park during Olympics, managed Western Sydney Olympic venues in the lead-up to the Olympics, Assistant Park Manager with Canterbury City Council and Senior Ranger with NSW NPWS.