Cromwell Civil Engineering/Town Planning Students Consult Lord Mayor

On 11 May six Cromwell students had the opportunity of attending a breakfast held at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane to hear the Lord Major of Brisbane, Graham Quirk, speak about his vision for the development of Brisbane following his recent re-election. Mr Quirk spoke about Brisbane City Council’s plans and commitments for the next four years relating to infrastructure, tourism, city planning and development, as well as roads and transport. Of particular interest is the Council’s plan for a $1.54 billion “Brisbane Metro” system which is proposed to be a mixture of new underground tunnels and a transformation of the existing South East and Inner Northern Busways from Woolloongabba to Herston and into the CBD.

The event provided a wonderful opportunity for our students, studying Civil Engineering and Town Planning, to see how their courses have a direct “real life” application. They also had a chance to meet with the Major after the event to ask some questions.

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland L to R Mr Michael Crome, Samuel Travers-Jones, Doug Payne, Corey Cheung, Lord Major Graham Quirk, Bradley Fuller, Verity Taylor, Clarissa Pickering, Mr Ross Switzer

Lord Major Graham Quirk speaking with Douglas Payne