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The Queensland Branch of the Australian Tunnelling Society invites members and guests to join us for a one-day workshop showcase of tunnel projects in Queensland. This event will showcase a diverse collection of Queensland tunnelling projects:

  • Small to large scale
  • Road, rail, and utilities
  • Range of technical solutions and commercial arrangements


Arran McGhie

Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project—North Queensland

Presentation: Arran will give us a detailed overview of this exciting green project being developed by Genex Power Limited, focusing on the project’s configuration and construction.

Arran has more than 20 years experience in project delivery of large underground mine development and urban infrastructure projects, in Australia and overseas including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Arran acquired a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland in 1994 and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute in 1998.


Diane Mather

Inland Rail—Brisbane

Presentation: Diane will discuss the Gowrie to Kagaru Public Private Partnership with a focus on the three tunnels.

At its core, Inland Rail is a 1,700km rail line, which will provide a fast freight backbone between Brisbane and Melbourne, and connect into the east-west Trans-Australia line and many other regional lines in the country.

It is about connecting Australia with a freight network that is faster, safer and more reliable. It will provide a massive change to the supply chain in this country and will make Australia very competitive on a global scale.

Diane is the winner of the inaugural Australian Tunnelling Society 2021 Women in Tunneling Outstanding Achievement Award with more than twenty years experience in the design and construction of civil infrastructure and mining projects. Diane has successfully developed, managed and delivered a wide range of design and construction scopes across many disciplines with major projects including; Clem7 (NSBT), Airport Link, City Rail Link, Westconnex M5East, Westgate, Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro, Brisbane Cross River Rail and Inland Rail.


Tai Luong

Cross River Rail—Brisbane

Presentation: Currently the largest infrastructure project in Queensland, Tai is the Stations and Development Delivery Manager for Tunnels and will present an overview of the planning and construction of the Woolloongabba station as well as the delivery of the 5.9km twin tunnels from Boggo Road to Normanby.

Prior to joining the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority in 2018, Tai has gained more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects, both locally and internationally.


Roger Ness-Wilson

Kings Engineering

Presentation: Roger discusses Kings Engineering approach to their work quality, timely and cost effective roadheader rebuilds to support major tunnelling projects.

Roger is the Operations Manager at Kings Engineering, a leading NSW Engineering business that works in tunnelling and infrastructure, along with other sectors. He has more than 20 years of experience in mining, transport and major infrastructure projects.