Planning and protecting Melbourne’s underground

When: Tuesday, 7 June | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Melbourne’s underground plays a crucial role in sustaining our daily lives, but it is not as ‘top of mind’ as it is in other Cities around the world.

As we expand, it is important we understand the importance of what is beneath us. The subterranean comprises transport, digital, residential, commercial and utilities infrastructure that supports our modern metropolis, as well as important archaeological and cultural sites.

With a growing population, land at a premium and precinct development underway, productive and sustainable underground management has become a critical consideration for Melbourne.

Join us and our panel of experts for this fascinating discussion and networking drinks, where we will discuss how careful underground planning and development can prepare Melbourne to meet future challenges.

Our panel includes:

  • Professor Rob Adams AM | Chief Architect | City of Melbourne
  • Chris King | Director | Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Nicole Neal | General Manager & Director | Tonkin + Taylor Australia | Director | Chadwick Geotechnics

Prof. Rob implemented the first comprehensive urban design strategy for Melbourne in 1985, transforming our city centre with his famous Postcode 3000 initiative. He is the recipient of over 150 international, state and local awards for design in the urban environment.

Nicole and Chris will explore case studies and opportunities for the effective management of Melbourne’s underground, including a behind the scenes insight into our Arts Centre’s plans for the future.

This is a member exclusive event.

For event enquiries please contact our team at

Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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