Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 2022

9.00am — 5.00pm, 12 — 13 October 2022
44 Market Street Sydney, NSW, 2000
Engineers Australia Sydney Office


Colonial Australian history has been dominated by the themes of transportation and communications.

From the Overland Telegraph to modern fibre optic networks and satellites, communications have assisted in shrinking our vast country. Our progress on initiatives moving forward is built on our past achievements in these fields.

This conference is organized by Engineering Heritage Australia, the expert group within Engineers Australia for the leadership, policy and practice of heritage and conservation engineering and for information and advice on all aspects of Australian engineering heritage and history.

The conference will run from 12 October - 13 October 2022 under the theme, 'Transport and Communications: Looking Forward - Looking Back'.

Registration dates

Standard registration opens     8 July 2022
Standard registration closes 10 October 2022

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AEHC 2022 Program

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Keynote speakers

Howard Collins OBE

Chief Operations Officer, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)

Presentatation title
Transport and Communications: Looking Forward ‐ Looking Back

Howard Collins OBE is an experienced Transport executive who has spent more than 44 years working in the British and Australian transport industries.

Currently the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), Howard is responsible for overseeing operations for all public transport, roads, and maritime services within the Greater Sydney region. During his long and distinguished career Howard has been involved in operations management, disaster recovery, operational planning, employee relations, business transformation, management, and project portfolio management including commissioning and opening new railways. In addition to his role as COO for TfNSW Howard is on the Boards of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), TrackSAFE Foundation, Transport Heritage New South Wales and Sydney Metro.

In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his success as the Lead Director for the London Underground and London Rail for the 2012 Olympic Games and for services to Public Transport.

Pamela Henderson 

Executive Director, Technical Services, Transport for New South Wales

Presentation title
Sustainable Infrastructure: On the reuse of existing assets and heritage buildings to enable decarbonisation and transition to a circular economy

Pamela is the Executive Director of Technical Services at Transport for NSW, which provides specialised technical capability and services for the multi-modal delivery, operations and management of the Transport network, and focuses on innovation and driving best practice in engineering. 

Pamela is particularly proud of her team’s direct involvement in keeping networks open during conditions such as bushfires, flooding and border restrictions. 

Pamela is motivated by learning and growing from experiences and seeing her teams and people grow, achieve and exceed expectations. She spends  her  spare  time cooking, gardening, bushwalking and generally keeping fit, along with travelling and adventures with her family. 

AEHC Networking Function Guest Speaker

Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor has been involved in the media for over 30 years as an actor, presenter, writer and producer and over the last decade has extended his many interests into the world of travel. Inspired by his experiences hosting tours for the Powerhouse Museum and others he decided to establish Railway Adventures in 2012. Since then he has led more than 80 tours to almost 60 countries. Graduating from NIDA in 1979, he appeared in a wide range of stage, film and TV roles including the lead role in the ABC’s epic mini-series 1915 and the Coral Island. He has presented and hosted numerous prime-time ratings winners including many years as the handyman on Better Homes and Gardens and the host of Room For Improvement. He presented two series of his own Railway Adventures for Channels 10 and 7 and a number of programs for The History Channel. He also owns and operates RUWENZORI which he built in the 1980’s from vintage railway carriages on top of the Great Dividing Range near Mudgee in central NSW. Restored in an opulent Orient Express style it is now a popular tourist retreat for up to 12 people. Check it out at WWW.STAYINATRAIN.COM

Registration fees (inc. GST)

Full conference registration$200$250$150
AEHC Networking Function$90$90$90


Full Conference Registration In-person Sydney

  • Participate in person at the Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium (44 Market Street, Sydney) and access to all conference sessions on Wednesday 12 October and the morning of Thursday 13 October.
  • Day 1: Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea provided | Day 2: Morning Tea and lunch provided

Tickets for the AHEC 2022 Networking Function are available to purchase as part of the registration process.

AEHC 2022 Networking Function (Wednesday, 12 October)

  • Network with colleagues and AHEC 2022 delegates while enjoying canapes and drinks (44 Market Street, Sydney).

AEHC 2022 Walking Tour – Choose between two options

  • Join fellow delegates for a 2hr walking tour to the Central Station Clock Tower Tour & World War 1 Memorial commencing at 1pm, Thursday 13th October. This tour is strictly limited to 10 attendees.
  • Join fellow delegates for a 2.5hr walking tour to the Central Station to inspect Underground Metro commencing at 1pm, Thursday 13th October. This tour is strictly limited to 20 attendees.


The metro site requires attendees with all supplying their own PPE. Required PPE:

  • Steel capped boots
  • Safety vest
  • Hard hat
  • Long sleeves and trousers
  • Safety glasses and gloves

Central Station Metro is a drug and alcohol-free site, and that visitors may be randomly selected and breathalysed on their arrival on site. A blood-alcohol concentration of 0.00 is required to be allowed on site. No photos or videos are to be taken during the tour.

The Clock Tower tour is only suitable for those in moderate physical condition as requires the use of over 300 stairs. 

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Accommodation recommendations 

If you are looking for accommodation in Sydney, the AEHC organisng committee recommends the following properties that are near the conference location: 

Sydney Hotel QVB
143 York Street Sydney NSW 2000

Mercure Sydney Wynyard
7-9 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

Adina Apartments Town Hall
511 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000


Engineering Heritage Australia has arranged for a bookshop to be available at the Conference on Wednesday 12th October. Titles for purchase at the Conference venue include:

Engineers Australia Reshaping the Hunter; Wonders never cease; Anything is possible
Details and prices
Bill PhippenThe Hawkesbury River Railway Bridges; By Muscle of Man & Horse; The Timber Truss railway Bridges of New South Wales
Details and prices
David JehanClyde: The Steam Era; Hudson Brothers; Tulloch
Details and prices



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  • The registration fees listed above are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Sharing of registrations is not permitted, a separate registration is required for every individual
  • A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from an accredited engineering institution.
  • A copy of your current student identification cards must be supplied at the time of registration. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged
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 Terms and Conditions

  1. The following refund terms will apply for cancellation of an Event registration:
    1. Cancellation more than 30 calendar days before the event will incur an AUD $30 cancellation fee.
    2. Cancellation within 30 days of the event will not be refunded.
    3. Transfer of Event registration will be permitted if you notify us with at least 5 business days’ notice of the Event. Any difference in fees will need to be paid if the substitute registrant is not entitled to the same Event registration rate. No refunds will be provided for transfers to a lower Event fee item.
  2. Engineers Australia reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel any or all of the elements in the Event Program.
  3. Where a payment has been made, there will be no refund for those who do not attend.
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Registration close
10 October 2022
05.00pm AEDT