Ground Model Development West Gate Tunnel Project, Melbourne

Join project advisor and Principal Geotechnical Engineer Trevor O'Shannessy and learn about the early development of a ground model for the area based on pre-construction geotechnical studies.
Worker in tunnel

Victoria's West Gate Tunnel Project will provide an alternative river crossing to the West Gate Bridge, with key components of the Project including the widening of the West Gate Freeway, a tunnel under Yarraville and an elevated motorway that connects the West Gate Freeway with the Port of Melbourne, CityLink, and the Melbourne central city.

The tunnelling component of the project will pass through variable sedimentary and igneous deposits of the Cainozoic (Quaternary & Tertiary) era. These deposits reflect the complex geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the region, including tectonic movements and development of “palaeo-valley” structures.

Join this session to learn how about the ground model development of the project and hear from one of the project advisors firsthand. 



Trevor O’Shannessy | Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates

Trevor has over 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering in a wide range of projects. He has been involved in a number major tunnelling projects situated in Melbourne’s complex geology, including West Gate Tunnel, Melbourne Metro, East West Link and Melbourne Main Sewer.

For the West Gate Tunnel Project, Trevor acted as an advisor to Transurban supporting concept through to reference design stages of the project. He continues to remain involved during the current construction phase of this important project.

05 / 03 / 2019 - 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
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05 / 03 / 2019 06:00 pm
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