Join Deakin University, Engineers Australia and Regional Roads Victoria on a two-day tour of the Great Ocean Road to mark 100 years since the construction of this engineering masterpiece began. This technical tour will focus on this National-Heritage listed road, with stops in Geelong, Lorne and finishing in Warrnambool. With construction beginning in 1919, the Great Ocean road is 243 kilometres long, stretching from Torquay all the way down to Allansford on the outskirts of Warrnambool. The road serves as the world’s longest war memorial, with its construction being primarily undertaken by returned Diggers wishing to honour their fallen mates.
The tour will also include a guided walking tour of the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape. After a decades-long campaign by the Gunditjmara people, the Budj Bim eel traps have become the first Australian UNESCO World Heritage site to be listed exclusively for its Aboriginal cultural values. The eel traps at Budj Bim comprise a vast network of weirs, dams and stone canals to manipulate water levels in various lake basins. Some of the channels are hundreds of metres long and were dug out of basalt lava flow.
Lunch will include a sit down lunch with stunning views from The Wye River Hotel, as well as a Deakin University centenary celebration dinner and an overnight stay at the Lady Bay Resort in Warrnambool.
Don't miss this opportunity to view one of Australia's favourite tourist locations whilst learning about some of the engineering masterpieces that make up its past present and future.
Over three courses, guests will celebrate the 100 year anniversaries of both Engineers Australia and the Great Ocean Road, and hear from Professor Oo as he provides an update on the exciting work underway through Deakin Engineering, including an overview of the Deakin Renewable Energy Microgrid & World Solar Challenge. Learn more about Professor Oo below.
Also get a preview of a of World Engineers Convention program with a presentation on Great Ocean Road's Heritage Management and Road Maintenance by John Tunn and Emma Miller-Olsen (Regional Roads Victoria).
CPD Hours: 8 hours per full day, (5 hours for Budj Bim only, 2 hours for Leadership dinner only)
Pricing and registration types:
Note that there are options to book one day tours (either day) and also to attend the Deakin University Leadership Dinner in Warrnambool only. View prices and registration options here or in the table below.
The above rates do not include accommodation. Accommodation at the Lady Bay Resort, the venue for the Leadership dinner in Warrnambool, is offered during the registration process with two accommodation types. Accommodation costs $145 or $160 for a one bedroom apartment or luxury one bedroom apartment (respectively), with a buffet breakfast $20 per person. A limited number of rooms are available. More information on the Lady Bay Resort can be found on their website.
For further information, please contact Jill Chalmers by emailing [email protected] or phone: 0467 003 316, M-F: 10am-6pm
Meet the Speaker
Attendees of the Deakin University Leadership Dinner in Warrnambool will have the opportunity to hear from Professor Aman Oo as keynote speaker.
Over three courses, guests will hear from Professor Oo as he provides an update on the exciting work underway through Deakin Engineering, including an overview of the Deakin Renewable Energy Microgrid & World Solar Challenge.
Professor Aman Oo: Dean and Head of School of Engineering, Deakin University
Professor Aman Oo is currently the Dean and Head of School of Engineering at Deakin University. He is Professor of Electrical Engineering and has made significant research contributions in the area of electrical power engineering and renewable energy and engineering education.
Aman has research interests and expertise in microgrid and energy storage system integration, smart grid communication, power system stability and control, energy management and efficiency, protection and security of smart grids, sustainable operation and control of microgrids.
Aman actively works with several international and national professional communities and industries, and is sought worldwide to deliver keynote addresses and presentations at workshops and conferences.
$100 - $590
- Non Members:
$130 Leadership dinner only
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