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RGSQ Cross River Rail and Macarthur Museum Event

  • 16 Mar 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Brisbane City
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RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

This event is now fully booked. If you are interested, please proceed with your booking to add your name to the waitlist and, depending on interest, we can possibly duplicate the event later in the year.

Building for the future (Cross River Rail), and Remembering the past (Macarthur Museum)

Photo: John Robert McPherson, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons.

When: Thursday 16th March 2023

Where: The Event commences at 10.30am with a visit to the Cross River Rail Experience Centre, (Elizabeth St) and concludes about 2.30 pm following the visit to the Macarthur Museum (Edward St).

This Event involves visits to two (2) Brisbane City locations-one to see and hear about what is one of the largest infrastructure developments being undertaken in the city- at the Cross River Rail Experience Centre, and the other, a reflection on the city’s role as Gen. Macarthur’s Pacific headquarters during World War II- at the Macarthur Museum.   Whilst both of these locations are open to the public, the chance to hear a bit more through organised group tours offers an interesting opportunity for participating members.

Participant numbers are limited to twenty (20). A wait list will be operated.

The visit locations (which are a couple of city blocks apart; Edward St. and Elizabeth St.) are in upper levels of city buildings, accessible by stairs and lifts. About a 10/15 minute walk from Central Station. With the Cross River Rail component, there is the option to walk a short distance to a nearby building to access (by lift) the 16th floor to view into the bowels of the excavation and construction of the (new) Albert Street station.

Seating is available at both locations during talks and presentations, however viewing static displays will necessitate an amount of standing.

Event outline:

10.30 am-12.00am. Cross River Experience Centre. (Level 1/151 Elizabeth Street)

Lunch: At participants cost and at locations of their choice. Suggestions of possible lunch venues in the general area of the Event locations will be distributed prior to the 16th March.

1.30 pm- 2.30 pm Macarthur Museum. (Level 8, MacArthur Chambers, 201 Edward Street)      

Participants will need to find their own way to the Macarthur Museum, for a 1.30 pm start.

Cost: $15 per person (Members). Non-members $20 per person.

Please register interest in participating in the Event by 28th February 2023.

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