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Clem7 Control Centre opens its doors for Brisbane Open House

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Transurban Queensland was pleased to open the Clem7 Tunnel Control Centre (TCC) to the public over the weekend as part of Brisbane’s Open House festival.

The sold out event saw around 100 visitors get an exclusive behind the scenes look into how a tunnel operates. The tour included exclusive access into the control room, which monitors the tunnel 24/7, the emergency response vehicles and the Northern Ventilation Outlet.

Transurban Queensland Stakeholder Manager Tony Meredith said Transurban Queensland was proud to take part in the event.

“This is a rare opportunity for the public to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes of a tunnel and to see what it takes to keep motorists moving safely through the tunnel,” Mr Meredith said.

“The safety of motorists is our number one priority, so we’re delighted to be able to demonstrate how our tunnel operators use systems such as closed circuit television cameras and automatic incident detection systems to ensure motorists have a fast, efficient and safe trip.”

Brisbane Open House is a free public festival that celebrates Brisbane’s architecture and offers behind the scenes access to 100 buildings across the city.

Clem7 Tunnel Control Centre open for Open House Brisbane

Clem7 Tunnel Control Centre open for Open House Brisbane

About Clem7 TCC

The Clem7 TCC, located in Bowen Hills, manages all aspects of the tunnel’s operation including traffic control, environmental system management and incident response. The centre is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure motorists have a safe, quick and reliable journey through Clem7.

The TCC site also houses the Northern Ventilation Outlet. It’s big, bold and iconic, with a colour palette inspired by the natural environment of Brisbane and represents a Poinciana Tree. Its twin, the Southern Ventilation Outlet, is located in Woolloongabba and represents a Jacaranda Tree.

These buildings house large exhaust fans, critical to the safe operation of the tunnel. The northern outlet building is linked to the northbound Clem7 tunnel via an air off-take tunnel, which runs underneath the RNA showgrounds.