The North New South Wales Conference (NNSW) team has temporarily moved their offices to the Education Hall on the Avondale University estate in Cooranbong. This is the first step of a two-stage relocation process to their new permanent building on Site 9 of the former Sanitarium engineering division office on the Avondale estate.
The former office at Wallsend closed on June 16 and has been operating in a temporary space since June 26. The final move to the new permanent location is scheduled for October this year.
The Children’s Resource Centre and Faith FM studio have also found new locations. The resource centre now operates from the lower ground floor of Site 9, while Faith FM is temporarily based in Kurri Kurri Church, with additional plans to move to Site 9 in October.
Highlighting several benefits of the relocation, NNSW CFO Russel Halliday explained that the income generated from leasing the old conference office property in Wallsend will significantly contribute to the Church’s mission within the conference. “It is [also] certainly more convenient for those of us that have to work with our school’s company head office and aged care,” said Mr Halliday.
While the relocation process presented minor challenges, the overall transition was smooth. Renovations for the new permanent location will commence once the necessary approvals are obtained from the Council.
The temporary move was successfully coordinated by project manager Patricia Antas, who previously directed two relocations at the Greater Sydney Conference. The NNSW team expressed their appreciation for Mrs Antas’s professionalism and careful management of the first stage of the relocation process.
The conference also extended its gratitude to Avondale University for their generous support and hospitality. Mr Halliday expressed thanks, stating, “We are grateful and thankful to Avondale for providing us with temporary accommodation. They have been incredibly accommodating and have met all our needs.”