Improving protocols for traffic flow, safety & incident reporting in new & existing tunnels
Conference Date
21st & 22nd February 2018
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Collaborating for improved tunnel operations, safety & emergency processes
This two day interactive conference is designed to bring practical strategies to improve the operations of their tunnels, best prepare for fire safety incidents and improve the durability of tunnels. With tunnels being constructed across Australia now is the time for the sector to gather and discuss how to improve tunnel operations. The Tunnel Operations & Maintenance conference will focus on:
  • Enhancing design & construction for improved tunnel operations
  • Developing incident response & maintaining safe traffic flow
  • Improving safety & fire protection procedures
Featuring international insights from Hong Kong & New Zealand & case studies from Transurban & EIGHT tunnels including: EastLink Tollway, Waterview Tunnel, Clem 7 Tunnel, Sydney Metro Tunnel & O-Bahn City Access Tunnel Why attend?
  • A real focus on operator need, with SEVEN operational tunnels on the agenda
  • An international case study from Serco Hong Kong who operate the Tsing Sha Control Area, which is a total of 4 tunnels and 1 bridge
  • The Waterview Tunnel and the O-Bahn City Access Tunnel will be showcasing their experiences operating a new tunnel and providing information on design to operation handover
  • Case studies from the NEW Australian tunnels to show you how the future tunnels are being designed to improve their operations
Case studies on:
  • Incident and emergency response
  • New control room practices
  • Scheduling maintenance work to reduce operational impact
  • Collaboration with emergency services
  • Training procedures to prepare for an accident
Who will attend? Sector leaders with responsibility for:
  • Tunnel operations & maintenance
  • Fire safety & emergency planning
  • Tunnel engineering & construction

Attend to learn:

  • Practical operational insights & procedures
  • Case studies on preparing your emergency response procedures
  • Translate operational insights into tunnel design
  • New technology to improve tunnel operations & reduce costs

Key Speakers

Bob Allen
General Manager
Sydney Harbour Tunnel Company, NSW
Arnold Dix
Tunnel Safety Expert, Scientist & Lawyer
William Cheung
Operations Director
Serco Group Hong Kong
Andrew Eckersley
Road Operations Manager
Transurban, Citylink Tunnel


What People Are Saying

  • “Thanks to Criterion for a well organised tunnel O&M conference”

    Ed Taylor
    Australian Tunneling Society Attendee at Tunnel Operations & Maintenance 2017
  • “A good conference that provides operators and maintainers a direction and issues they must be aware of.”

    Shahpoor Kalantary
    Public Transport Authority West Australia, Attendee at Tunnel Operations & Maintenance 2017


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