Over the past 12 months it's been pretty much common knowledge that with the continued growth of our Monthly Meets, we were on the verge of out growing the current venue at Bunnings Warrawong.
With attendance numbers regularly hitting 200 cars and beyond, the 189 available spaces in car park area filling up quicker than a Wiggles concert.
The past two meets have been especially chock-a-block and this has lead to a few issues that required some immediate attention; the main thing being people turning up hours before the meet's official start time, just to secure a parking spot.
It may not seem like such a bad thing but it goes against the agreement with the property managers who allow us use the venue.
Looking to be pro active and try and find a solution to this issue before it caused dramas that could see the meets shut down, we have been on the look out for a new, more spacious venue for the past six or so months. An effort that had proved fruitless...Well, that was until last week.
Yes, that's right, we're very excited to announce that the IMCC have secured a new venue for our Monthly Meets, that being the Roof Top car park area of Warrawong Plaza, a short stroll accros the road from the current location.
After previous phone and email discussions and a formal meeting with Centre Management last week we were delighted to hear of their support for the meets and our overall cause, being a community-driven group and event.
Warrawong Plaza have come on board with IMCC as a Venue Partner, giving us full access to the roof top area with over 600 car spaces, including the VIP parking area.
In addition to allowing us access to the area, Centre Management will also be providing full security, including guards and CCTV, all bins and waste disposal and access to toilets inside the centre itself.
Understandably we're very excited to have had this opportunity present itself, even just the use of the location alone but to have the additional support, as far as we're concerned is fantastic and it opens up a LOT of opportunities for growth moving forward.
The abundance of space will now give us the opportunity to introduce many exciting additions to these meets including trade stands, food vans, club displays, kids activities, charity stalls and much more in the near future. things that we're hoping will only add to the already great atmosphere we have at these meets each month.
At this stage we're still sorting out some of the finer details but we can now confirm that from next month's meet (May 14th) onwards, the IMCC Monthly Meets will be held on the roof top car park of Warrawong Plaza. Start time of 6pm will remain the same at this stage.
Over the next 2 weeks we will update you on some of the basic conditions of attendance set out by Warrawong Plaza as well as a run-down on the layout of the area and parking 'Zones' that we'll be looking to use. We will also be looking for your feedback and input on a few things as well.
We're hoping that this news has you guys as excited as we are. This is yet another great opportunity for the Illawarra car scene, allowing us to continue to enjoy a night out with friends, family and other like-minded enthusiasts in a safe, family friendly environment. Keep an eye on the website and IMCC Facebook page for further updates.