Events Executive – Crown Toongabbie
Sandown Greyhound Racing Club is building a new facility at Crown Toongabbie to provide quality care for greyhounds throughout their lifespan. This includes rearing, whelping, education and adoption services.
Toongabbie is a small suburb located in south-eastern Sydney, six miles east of Parramatta and eleven miles west of Rosedale. It lies within Wellington Shire Council and borders Latrobe City.
Crown Toongabbie, situated on the northern fringes of Latrobe City and Wellington Shire, is a tranquil township with numerous community and sporting groups, wetlands, affordable properties, V/line bus/train connections and is one of the towns along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail.
Toongabbie was named for an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place by the water’ and it came into being when Governor Philip granted seventeen land grants surrounding Thomas Davency’s cultivation ground between 1793-1795. These grants consisted of both public and private property.
Early in the 19th century, Toongabbie West began to flourish with small family farms occupying land from several acres up to thirty-four. Later that decade, a post office was established at Old Windsor Road; initially housed in a private home but eventually moving to Wentworth Avenue by 1922. Later still, Portico Parade eventually became home to Toongabbie Post Office in 1960.
Crown Toongabbie is only a short walk away from Toongabbie Station and Portico Plaza Shopping centre, offering an array of high-end amenities to keep you motivated. Whether it’s finding the best deal at the hotel bar or trying out a new workout routine, you won’t have to go far to feel like royalty. And don’t forget about Toongabbie Lodge; an advanced greyhound facility that caters to all life stages of this beloved canine.
Visitors to this illustrious property will have their pick of facilities and services, such as an exclusive club lounge and modern gym equipped with cutting-edge exercise equipment. A visit to this majestic property is a must when in town for business or pleasure.
o The hotel’s impressive array of guestrooms will make you feel right at home the moment you walk in the door.
The Crown Toongabbie is a venue that caters to everyone, from golf events and conferences to live music and dinners. Throughout the year, there are various events such as Christmas Markets, Gala Nights and Lunch with Stars that draw in visitors from far and wide. The Events Executive is responsible for lead qualification and proposal writing, working closely with Sales teams to guarantee business conversions are met, handling catering requests for events and groups at the hotel, along with running various activities and promoting it to the public.
Crown Toongabbie is renowned for being the first and only venue to host an Australian Masters Golf tournament – a highly successful event which remains a cornerstone of their club today. Additionally, they boast impressive facilities at their 125-acre facility on a former dairy farm in Toongabbie (23km out of Traralgon) as well as their state of the art putting green.
Crown Toongabbie is a longstanding club in the local community with an impressive history and many members. It’s renowned for its great golf, superb facilities, and extensive renovations totalling $3.5M over several years that have set the bar for smaller local clubs.
The origin of the name ‘Toongabbie’ is uncertain. According to KFDB, it could have been derived from an Aboriginal word meaning either’meeting of the waters’, ‘near the water’ or ‘land of the hills near the water’. It could also have been named after Toongabbie township in New South Wales (NSW) where John King, an Australian Pastoral and Parliamentarian was born.
In 1849 King was managing the ‘Rosedale’ run, which stretched from Heyfield to Ridge property. Near Toongabbie there was a small hut called ‘Macfarlanes Tongaby hut’ located on the site of what is now Toongabbie. This hut served as a resting place for shepherds caring for Macfarlanes sheep in its north-west corner.