Details and a new date TBA
Time: Late Afternoon Tour* | 6:00pm | for 6:30pm Start | until 9:30pm
Venue: Matthew Flinders Hotel | 667 Warrigal Road | Chadstone
*Bonus Victorian Tunnelling Centre Tour | Chadstone | Tour Places are Limited
Victorian Tunnelling Centre
The IQA Victorian Branch in conjunction with Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Holmesglen Institute, welcome you to explore the Australian-first tunnelling training centre to train and skill workers to deliver underground construction including the Metro Tunnel, all as part of the Victorian Government's rail projects.
The facility includes a replica mined tunnel and replica rail/Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) similar to the Metro Tunnel. The replica tunnel includes a full-height entrance, two multi-purpose engineering and technical workshops and training facilities including tunnel shaft and concrete lining spray simulators, as well as virtual reality experiences. A cutterhead, a refuge chamber and the only four-motion bridge and gantry crane located in a TAFE.
The VTC is modelled on the successfull Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy established as part of London's Crossrail and the Tunnel Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur. For further information, please visit the Holmesglen Tunnelling centre website.
Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC)
VTC Tour Participants
In order to maximise the tour experience and engagement, the tour is limited to the first 30 registrants. The tour duration is anticipated to be approx 60-90mins. Sufficient time will be available between the end of the VTC tour and the Dinner & Presentation Event. Both venues are within a 10min driving distance.
During the registration process, you may make your selection to attend the bonus tour as well as the dinner event. Eligible tour particpants will be advised of further details including meeting point, arrival time and tour details closer to the event. Please note whilst full PPE is not required, a Hi-Vis Vest and boots are recommended.
4:00pm: Arrival & Registration for Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) Tour (60-90mins)
approx 5-10min Transit | Your Own Transport from VTC to Dinner Venue
6:00pm: Welcome Drinks at Dinner Venue
6:40pm-9:20pm: Meals, Presentations & Networking
9:30pm: Event ends
Further Program Details to follow
Dress | Business Casual
IQA Members $77.00
Non-Members $99.00 click here to become a member
Registration Closes 5:00pm Wednesday August 25, 2021
Complimentary offstreet parking is available at both the VTC and Dinner venue.
Matthew Flinders Hotel also has onsite accommodation available via Night Cap Hotels. Accommodation rates from $127 per night, subject to availability, click here for more details.
NB The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will still be held on 19 August albeit virtually. Please see the separate AGM event listing for details.
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