Field trips are included in full conference and Wednesday registration. Please select on your registration form which field trip option you would like to attend on Wednesday 18th May 2022. The long field trip will depart from the hotel at 1.00pm and the shorter field trips will depart at 3.00pm. All field trips will return approximately 5.30pm. Afternoon tea is included and please note that numbers are limited per tour.

FT1 - Toowoomba Never Floods Presentation (Short Tour)

Field Trip will depart at 3.00pm

Toowoomba Never Floods… it’s on top of the Range. Yet the city did flood 10 January 2011. Toowoomba Never Floods was an exhibition developed in 2012, at Cobb+Co Museum to commemorate these devastating floods. The exhibition acknowledged the enormous rescue and recovery effort from the local community, while educating and informing visitors about the natural disaster in a broad historical context. The exhibition also enabled local residents to tell their stories and share experiences.

Ten years on from the floods, the Museum displayed some of the hundreds of memories shared by visitors to the original exhibition in a temporary digital display.

These exhibitions are no longer on display, however the Toowoomba Never Floods Presentation will include an audio visual display of the major elements of both exhibitions, and a presentation by staff involved in developing these projects, addressing how the exhibition was developed and why we chose the curatorial content that was displayed. We will also offer a tour of the Museum if time permits.

FT2 – Mitigating Floods within a Built City – Toowoomba’s Journey (Short Tour)

Field Trip will depart at 3.00pm

In January 2011, Toowoomba experienced one of its worst floods in history, demonstrating the susceptibility of Toowoomba’s CBD, creek-side urban areas and roads to flooding. In response to this event, Toowoomba Regional Council prepared the East Creek Masterplan. The Tour will visit a number of flood mitigation projects that have been completed based on this Masterplan and previous Gowrie Creek Strategy planning post the 2011 flood event.

Field Trip 3 - Grantham Township (Long Tour)

Field Trip will depart at 1.00pm and please note there will be some long distance coach travel involved

In January 2011 Grantham and the Lockyer Valley became the focus of national attention after a “Tsunami” swept down Lockyer Creek resulting in 19 deaths of people going about their business along with massive damage to houses, farms, infrastructure and the creeks. The Tour will examine the responses to the emergency and revisit some of these places 10 years on.

Key Dates

Closing Date for Abstracts:
Friday 26th November 2021
Registration Available:
Late January 2022
Abstract Notifications:
Friday 4th February 2022
Peer Review Submission Deadline:
Friday 11th March 2022
Early & Author Registrations Deadline:
Friday 1st April 2022
Full Paper Submission (not being peer reviewed):
Friday 29th April 2022

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