Best of the Great Southern – Anzac Albany

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At the heart of the Anzac Albany events from 30 October to 2 November will be the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall – an outdoor dining and entertainment precinct for visitors and the local community to gather and enjoy the best of Great Southern produce throughout the weekend.
Approximately 40 stalls will provide regional artisan products, coffee, sweet treats, and beverages from the Great Southern.
Among the local operators will be talented and dynamic young Albany chef Dan Sharp whose business, Sharp Infusion Catering, will feature prominently in the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall.
Dan was born and raised in Albany and as the son of a professional fisherman has a passion for the region’s outstanding produce and uses only locally-sourced seasonal fresh produce. He said he was proud and excited to be working on such a significant event.
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m always up for a challenge. This is probably the biggest challenge I could take on – for me, the business and our region.
“These events are commemorating a very important time in our nation’s history. But they are also a prime opportunity for the Great Southern to shine and I’m proud to be able to show Australia and the world the best of our beautiful local produce.”
The Stirling Terrace Mess Hall will operate from Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November until 10pm each night.
All stallholders, food, products, and performers in the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall will be from the Great Southern region.
The licensed space will feature Great Southern product delivered by an experienced WA contractor.
Other local operators involved in the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall include Redmond cheesemakers Ringwould – run by the Saunders family – who will supply cheeses, quiches, tarts, and milk drinks; Albany locals Kade and Donna Sims from Beck and Call Coffee who have developed a special blend for Anzac Albany and will be supplying locally roasted coffee, tea and hot chocolate; and Morris and Gwen Blake from Dylan’s on the Terrace who will run a gourmet sausage sizzle.
The Stirling Terrace Mess Hall will also include market stalls and entertainment by local performers including schools and community groups programmed over the four days of operation.
Businesses in Stirling Terrace will operate as usual.
Stirling Terrace has been selected as the venue for the Mess Hall for its heritage value and central location. It is Albany’s original commercial heart and one of WA’s most significant heritage streetscapes. The area which will be used by the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall is currently undergoing a major enhancement thanks to the City of Albany, the State Government and building owners.  Stirling Terrace provides the perfect location to meet, enjoy entertainment by local performers and enjoy a choice of local food.
Installation of infrastructure for the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall will commence from 28 October to 3 November with pedestrian only access from York Street to Spencer Street. Further road closure information will be made available soon.
Additional food vendors will be engaged at other locations across Albany during the event program.
The Stirling Terrace Mess Hall is proudly supported by presenting partner Tourism Western Australia.
The Anzac Albany commemorative events are being hosted and delivered by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian Defence Force, the Western Australian Government, City of Albany and the Returned and Services League WA Branch.


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