The Design and Construction of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Presented by:

  •  Brendon McNiven & Dai Yamashita - ARUP

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The all new Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, located in Docklands, opened on December 23, 2013. The largest compression wheel of its type in the world, and the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the new Star was built after initial structural issues led to closure of the original Southern Star in early 2009. Arup led the subsequent design of the new ‘wheel’ structure. Brendon McNiven and Dai Yamashita will describe the engineering behind Melbourne’s new Star as well as sharing some background on other giant observation wheels around the world.


This event will be held at John Connell Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne, VIC from 5:30pm (arrive) / 6:00pm (start).

The cost to attend is FREE for members of IStructE or Engineers Australia and is $30 for non-members.

REGISTER NOW (via Engineers Australia website)