VIC Branch | Winter Quarry Night, Tour, AGM & Dinner

The Victorian Branch is pleased to announce the Winter Quarry Night inclusive of the branch Annual Gneral Meeting (AGM).  This event will be inclusive of a tour of the Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC), prior to the dinner.


Date:    Thursday 18th August 2022

Time:    4.00pm - 9.30pm (inclusive of VTC tour) Dinner Only:  6:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Matthew Flinders Hotel | 667 Warrigal Road | Chadstone


Victorian Tunnelling Centre
The IQA Victorian Branch in conjunction with Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) 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 rail/Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), similar to the Metro Tunnel.  Along with a full-height entrance, two multi-purpose engineering and technical workshops and training facilities.  You will also view tunnel shaft and concrete lining spray simulators, virtual reality experiences, a cutter head, a refuge chamber and the only four-motion bridge and gantry crane located in a TAFE.  

The VTC is modelled on the successful 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
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 & AGM 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 & AGM.  Eligible tour participants will be advised of further details including meeting point, arrival time and tour details closer to the event.  In order to maximise the tour experience and engagement, the tour numbers are limited.  Please note whilst full PPE is not required, a Hi-Vis Vest and boots are recommended.          

Program Outline
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 concludes

Dress Business Casual

Non-Members: $99.00

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Registrations Close
3:00pm Friday 12 August 2022

Car Parking
Complimentary off street 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 $129 per night, subject to availability, click here for more details.

All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes. 

18/08/2022 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Matthew Flinders Hotel 667 Warrigal Road Chadstone, VIC 3148 AUSTRALIA

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