Optometry NSW/ACT has officially opened its newly renovated headquarters in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Five Dock. The office is purpose designed to suit the Association’s evolving needs, with multi-purpose spaces that can be configured, as required, for meetings and training sessions of all sizes.
Over 60 people attended the launch, including John Sidoti, local member for Drummoyne, Lyn Brodie CEO of Optometry Australia, and members of the Optometry Australia NSW/ ACT board and Association.
In his address, O NSW/ ACT President Luke Cahill welcomed members to their “new home” which he said, depicts the future of the Association – fresh, progressive, and dynamic.
O NSW/ACT CEO Andrew McKinnon said the renovation was long overdue. “We wanted to turn the building from a pure office into something that would enable the members to form a greater connection to their Association. The redesign means that more than two thirds of the building space is now available for use for meetings, seminars and the like… Already groups like ProVision, ACBO and our optical dispensing colleagues have booked the space – and all at no charge for members.”
Optometrist Liz Jackson said the new premises would be a welcome cost saving for the Association, because meetings and training sessions can now be held onsite. “I think the renovations have been beautifully done and it is a much more useful space. Savings on venue hire can be used to deliver other important member services,” she said.