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SUBCON 2021 Go/No Go Decision

Dear SAA members and Friends,

SUBCON 2021 will proceed as planned. As you know a decision to proceed was delayed due to the lack of key decision information at last week's committee meeting. That information has now come to hand and the committee has been able to make an informed decision to proceed with SUBCON 2021.

At this stage the committee assesses the overall risk as LOW. The full Risk Management Plan can be downloaded here  .

The committee will now proceed with the planning of SUBCON 21 with further details/information being made available progressively as our plan comes together.

Additionally an updated list of attendees can be downloaded here .
The committee wishes to thank the members for their patience and understanding.



Friday 1st October 2021 - Meet and Greet (1930 - 2230)

Saturday 2nd October 2021 – Formal Dinner(0930 - 2330)

Sunday 3rd October 2021 – AGM (0930 - 1130)
(Followed by the Flyfaire Winery tour from 1200-1600)

Monday 4th October 2021 – Farewell BBQ Lunch (1200 Submarine Museum)

SUBCON21 Attendence List

This is the latest attendence list. Please return often to check any changes

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Submarine Institute of Australia
KCM Consulting


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There is limited accommodation in Holbrook so you are advised to book early and when you do book be sure to mention SUBCON, it will not be any cheaper but it should ensure your booking.
If you have any problems booking accommodation please contact the Greater Hume Shire on the following email address

Name Email or website Phone
Byer Fountain Motel 02 60362077
Skye Motel 0468447570
Town Centre Motel 02 60362666
Holbrook Motel  02 60362599
Riverina Hotel  02 60362523
Holbrook Motor Village  02 60363100
Hillview Oak B&B  02 60368141
Holbrook Settlers Motel (Dean Henry)
Bookings can be made at the Top Pub through Dean.

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If you are flying into Albury and have difficulty with transport please contact

Please note that Holbrook is transitioning to NBN and some of the contact numbers may have changed or be disrupted in which case contact Kerry Wise as above.


Letter from the ACT President

Dear SAA members,
The purpose of this letter is to gauge the interest of the SAA membership for attending this year’s SUBCON to be held in Holbrook, in the current COVID-19 environment. Would you please express your interest by responding to this request by 31 March 2021. Please note that this is a ‘show of hands’ only and not full registration or request for payment.

The SAA ACT branch has been planning for a SUBCON21 to be held in Holbrook since June 2019. As you know last year’s SUBCON was postponed until October 2021 due to the pandemic. With less than 8 months remaining SUBCON21 is still very much under the cloud of a pandemic.
Hosting a National Conference is not easy but, as you can appreciate, the pandemic adds a layer of complexity that we have not dealt with in the past. It is just not possible to know what restrictions, if any, will prevail in October. Therefore, the organising committee has adopted a cautious approach. SAA members are now requested to register their interest at the above weblink by 31 March 2021. If sufficient interest is received the next milestone will be at the end of May when we will conduct a risk assessment to assess the impact of the pandemic on SUBON21. If the situation is favourable, we will proceed to the next stage by requesting financial commitment from all attendees by the middle of June. If the situation is not favourable SUBCON21 will be cancelled to avoid financial loss and inconvenience to the SAA, its members and the people of Holbrook.

As members would know there have been many twists and turns during this pandemic and as such you should be aware that even if we pass the end of May milestone there is still no guarantee that SUBCON21 will proceed. Unfortunately, this outcome may result in some financial loss to attending members and other invested parties.

Dave Strangward
Dave Strangward
President, SAA ACT Branch
20 Feb, 2021

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