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Waterview tunnel, New Zealand, London

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14 December 2017

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A Memorial Lecture in commemoration of the late Chris Parker (formerly Balfour Beatty International Director and General Manager, with responsibilities for both UK and International tunnelling projects), and will include a brief tribute to Chris, by Mike McConnell.

The Lecture will be given by Tommy Parker (Chris's son) and Iain Simmons, on the Waterview Connection in Auckland, which is the largest and most complex Road Project ever undertaken in New Zealand. The project includes twin tunnels, each three lanes wide, with an outside diameter of 14.41m, excavated under residential development, the Great North Road, and Auckland's western rail corridor. Tom will also provide a flavour of some of New Zealand's future major infrastructure projects.


  • Tommy Parker (NZ Transport Agency)
  • Iain Simmons (Well-Connected Alliance)

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Shelly-Ann Russell