The next ATHRA Vic members meeting will be held at 6pm on the 22nd of November as per the previous ATR schedule (4th Thursday, every 3rd month). The venue is still the meeting room of the Melbourne Tramway Museum in the historic Hawthorn Tram depot.
It is intended to expand the discussion at these meetings with guest speakers and for the November meeting we have Michael Leaney to talk to us about the benefits of T&H railways maintaining a connection with the current Victorian Tourism bodies .
Michael was until recently the long serving president of the Walhalla Goldfields Railway and the driving force behind their successful restoration of the line. He is now a local councillor and the Tourism representative on the Victorian PTV Tourist and Heritage Railway Advisory Committee.
In addition to Michaels presentation, there will be:
- an update on the activities of various ATHRA working groups – Training and Assessment, Insurance, Accreditation/SMS, RISSB codes of practice, etc.
- an update on discussions from the T&H Railway Advisory Committee
- an update on recent Victorian T&H railway grant funding announcements
We can then finish with a general question and answer session and identify items of general interest for future meeting speakers
The meeting is open to all ATHRA member organisations and their members and we encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact the Victorian ATHRA board member/coordinator, Steve Strangward on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 358 975.