Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee | Site visits
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Site visits


  • When registering you will need to select one of these four. All visits will depart from the Melbourne Convention Centre at 1:45pm on Tuesday 11 October 2016 and return there by approximately 5:30pm.
  • Numbers are limited.

TOUR 1: AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience

AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience is a purpose built research and development facility for agriculture bioscience located at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.

A joint initiative of La Trobe University and the Victorian Government’s Economic Development, Jobs Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) portfolio, AgriBio brings together over four hundred government and university scientists.

TOUR 2: The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; Neurosciences Victoria Ltd

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), is a new $1 billion facility purpose­built for cancer research, treatment, education and care. Ten world­leading cancer organisations have come together to form the VCCC Alliance to share knowledge and resources and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care.

Neurosciences Victoria Ltd (NSV), is a Victorian company established in 2001 whose member organisations comprise Victorian universities, medical research institutes and hospitals. NSV’s primary goal is to market major neuroscience programs to industry and government.

TOUR 3: Woodside Innovations Centre (WICM); CAVE2; Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM)

Woodside Innovations Centre (WICM)
The Centre forms part of Woodside’s FutureLab network and is based at Monash University. It brings together the disciplines of engineering and information technology. The Centre is established as a globally connected innovation hub that rapidly accelerates advances in Materials Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Data Science.

Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM)
The Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing takes their most recent discoveries in alloy and metallurgical science and finds ways to apply them in real world applications

The Monash CAVE2 is a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, showcasing Monash’s leadership in the data visualisation domain. This $1.8M
facility is a unique research instrument in Australia, representing the world’s most advanced visualisation facility of its type.

TOUR 4: Melbourne Sports Precinct

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The MCG is a major Melbourne icon. It has been the home of Australian football since 1859 and was the birthplace of Test Cricket in 1877.
It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, and has also held the World Cup soccer qualifiers.

This visit provide information on how this Melbourne icon is utilised throughout the year. The tour will include an explanation on how sustainable building practices and a digital stadium management system have been introduced in recent years and how revenue enables ongoing investment to upgrade facilities.
With the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo around the corner, this is an opportunity to understand the legacy of this building which was built for one purpose but now has many functions and serves multiple stakeholders in the sporting, tourism and hospitality sectors.

Melbourne & Olympic Parks, comprising around 40 hectares, came into existence in 1995 and is a diversified sporting and event precinct.