July 19, 2016 Australia
In mid-March delegates from SA, VIC and NSW converged upon Katoomba for the Annual General Meeting of Cittaslow Australasia. This was an opportunity for the serious work of completing the finely-tuned Australasian accreditation criteria and planning for the 2017 international Cittaslow gathering in Goolwa, South Australia. Delegates also visited the new Cultural Centre and attended a Mayoral Reception hosted by Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill. Delegates were pleased by progress achieved during the three-day meeting, and some stayed for the weekend to take in the local folk, blues and roots festival.