7th Annual
Collaborating to improve tunnel operations & safety
Conference Date
20th & 21st February 2019
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Enhance stakeholder collaboration for better operations & maintenance
More tunnels are being planned and constructed in Australia now than ever before to overcome increasing urban congestion. Tunnels are complicated to operate and maintain because they require precise plans and procedures to reduce the interruption of traffic flow. They also have unique safety challenges due to limited accessibility and their subterranean nature. Collaboration between stakeholders is imperative to ensure the risk of incident can be mitigated and efficiently addressed should it arise.

The Tunnel Operations & Maintenance conference will provide practical strategies for improving tunnel operations and management at every stage of the journey, from design and construction through to ongoing maintenance and every day operations, with a key focus on improving safety and emergency response procedures. Learn from innovative case studies and international speakers to improve tunnels around the country.

Attend & learn
  • How to include considerations for operations in design & construction
  • Lessons learnt from leading tunnel operators to enhance your operations & reduce cost
  • How to reduce disruptions during tunnel maintenance
  • Strategies to proactively manage fire safety in tunnels
  • Insights into improving connections between ITS in tunnels & the rest of the network
Who will attend?
  • Tunnel operations & maintenance (40%)
  • Infrastructure design (20%)
  • Tunnel construction (10%)
  • Fire safety (20%)
  • State Road Authorities (10%)

Attend to learn:

  • Enhance tunnel operation through improved tunnel design
  • Apply innovative technology to advance tunnel operations
  • Ensure efficient & cost effective tunnel operations
  • Proactively enhancing incident response & tunnel safety
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Key Speakers

Arnold Dix
Tunnel Safety Expert Scientist & Lawyer
Sallo Van Der Woude
Senior Project Manager / President of the Dutch Tunnelling Association
Paul Musson
Tunnel Manager
Wayne Harvey
Principal, Smart Journey Systems


What People Are Saying

  • “High quality industry forum.”

    Mick Eyles
    Operations Manager Tunnels, Transurban & Tunnel Operations & Maintenance Conference 2018 Attendee
  • “Criterion brings together the industry experts enabling growth, diversity, insight and knowledge transfer.”

    Thomas Burke
    Major Projects Manager, NorthWestern Roads, Management Services Tunnel Operations & Maintenance Conference 2018 Attendee


  • Date: 28 Nov 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    David Barron, Operations Manager, Waterview Tunnel Joint Operation presented his Case study at the Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Conference 2018. The Waterview Tunnel is a key piece of the Western Ring Route, a 48 km motorway route through the west of Auckland, connecting Manukau, the city, West Auckland and the North Shore. The 2.4km Waterview …

  • Date: 8 Nov 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    Northconnex is a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. It will be the longest road tunnel project in Australia. Fire and Rescue NSW has been consulted in the development of …

  • Date: 15 Nov 2016  By: Brett Simpson

    The CLEM7 was the first road tunnel in Australia to use Virtual Emergency Simulation Training (VEST). Using a controlled virtual environment and simulation activities, VEST provides for immersive and participatory adult learning. With a unique realistic quality, participants can be tested in real time with visual and auditory stressors in a safe manner. VEST can …

  • Date: 12 Nov 2015  By: Mark Reilly

    Open and transparent dialogue with Fire & Rescue Services is essential to tunnel development being completed in time and on budget, according to Mark Reilly of the Fire Safety Assessment Unit, Fire & Rescue NSW. “The sooner you can engage representatives from the Fire Rescue Service, the better,” he says. “Be open and transparent so …

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