Planning and protecting Melbourne’s underground

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.

On Tuesday 7 June, the Committee met with its members to discuss how careful underground planning and development can prepare Melbourne to meet future challenges, hosted by Arts Centre Melbourne.

Special thanks to our panel of experts, Professor Rob Adams AM (City of Melbourne), Chris King (Arts Centre Melbourne), Nicole Neal (Tonkin + Taylor in Australia) and Katherine Williams (FrontierSI) for their fascinating insights, Clive Dwyer (Committee for Melbourne) for facilitating, and our members for their contributions to the discussion.

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Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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