Field Trip 2014: Ballarat Area


Date(s) - Friday, 28/11/2014 - Saturday, 29/11/2014
All Day




AIG and IAH invite you to attend this year’s joint field trip to be held on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014.

The trip will examine aspects of the hydrogeology, geology and mine and municipal water management in the Ballarat area.  There will be a combination of all four topics on each day and an early morning tour on Saturday morning for early birds and those who stay overnight in Ballarat.

The guide on the tour will be Mr Phillip Kinghorn (Independent Geological Contractor).


Proposed Itinerary

Friday 28th November

9:30    Meet bus at Ballarat Railway Station (for those who come by train)
9:50    Meet bus at Warrenheip (for those who come by car)
10:00 – 12:00    Black Hill Lookout – local geology & Norman Street Cutting (walk around)
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch (central Ballarat)
13:00 – 15:00    CGT Ballarat Gold Project Tailings dams, stormwater dissipation dams etc
15:00 – 16:00    Gnar Creek Retention Basin, Ring Road Groundwater Wellfield (urban supply).
16:30    Bus returns to Ballarat Railway Station in time for 17:15 coach service to Melbourne
17:00        Bus returns to Warrenheip.



Saturday 29th November

7:00 – 9:00        Gong Reservoir (for those who stay overnight)
8:35                      Meet bus at Ballarat Railway Station (for those who come by train)
8:50                     Meet bus at Warrenheip (for those who come by car)
9:00 – 12:00     Imery’s Mine and Lal Lal Falls
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch (Buninyong)
13:00 – 16:00    Mt Buninyong Lookout & Redan Wetlands
16:30                   Bus returns to Ballarat Railway Station in time for 17:06 train to Melbourne
17:00                   Bus returns to Warrenheip.

including Gong Reservoir visit.



Single Day
AIG/IAH member    $44.00
Non-member        $55.00

Both Days
AIG/IAH member $66.00
Non-member   $77.00

Registration fees include GST.

Registrations will close on Thursday 20th November 2014.

To register, complete the registration form below.

Please note that registrants will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Ballarat/Warrenheip and all meals and any accommodation during the field trip. In addition, due to insurance limitations at the mine sites all participants need to travel in the bus and to provide their own PPE – safety boots, safety glasses and safety helmet.

The meeting place for those who travel by car is the car park behind the BP service station at Warrenheip.  It is at the intersection of the Western Freeway and Old Melbourne Road (to the south) and Brewery Tap Road (to the north).  The BP service station is on the south side of the intersection and access to the car park is off Old Melbourne Road.  Cars can park all day for free.


More information

Download and view the flyer here.

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