12 October 2016
Kamberra Function Centre shows opportunities for local businesses are broad
If your business is involved in any aspect of or related to construction, you have probably been thinking about the types of opportunities stage one of light rail might present – but what about businesses in other sectors?
One local business has shown how thinking beyond the obvious needs for the light rail project can help generate work.
Kamberra Function Centre has recently been reopened with a new management team and caterer. The venue caterer is now a family-owned Canberra business that has been servicing the region for nearly a decade.
“We have given the venue a major facelift and focused on the quality of our food and service,” Kamberra Function Centre Function Manager, Lachlan Exton said.
For many Canberrans, the Kamberra Function Centre has been an integral facet of the city for many years. It welcomes us as we enter and leave town, has provided a beautiful location for weddings and celebrations, and perhaps hosted a business event we have attended.
“All the features that have made this a popular venue for corporate and social events are still here, but with a bit of an update,” Mr Exton explained. “These include the lovely outdoor spaces with views over the surrounding landscape, a variety of breakout rooms, and extensive, hassle-free car parking.”
Kamberra Function Centre is a must-see option for weddings, Christmas parties, conferences, seminars, cocktail events, and meetings. It has even recently been the venue for choice for a number of ACT Government land auctions.
The list of potential events at the centre doesn’t stop there, with an external amphitheatre making Kamberra Function Centre the perfect venue for outdoor concerts. It’s location right on the edge of Canberra Race Course will also make it an attractive location for future Melbourne Cup parties.
“With both our indoor and outdoor spaces available, including capacity for an outdoor marquee, we can host anywhere from 550 people to smaller, more intimate functions,” Mr Exton said.
This flexibility and accessibility has seen Canberra Metro utilise Kamberra Function Centre for a number of events, including a recent team-building day.
“As soon as we knew the light rail project was going ahead, we started attending events held by the Light Rail Business Link Program and made sure we connected with Canberra Metro,” Mr Exton explained.
“This ensured we were on their radar when they needed a meeting venue.”
Kamberra Function Centre is now exploring other opportunities that might be created by the introduction of light rail, such as those created by commuters utilising the corridor in the future.
Kamberra Function Centre is open seven days a week. To learn more or make a booking, visit www.kamberra.com.au or call Lachlan on 0415 193 956.