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Queensland Councillor’s report

The finalisation of these major projects has seen the commencement of others in the approval/planning phase and these may again need trenchless support.

These major projects are the second Toowoomba Range Crossing, Adarni and the Arrow Bowen Gas Projects (upstream and midstream). The water industry has witnessed further activity with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU), Unitywater, Townsville City Council, Bundaberg Regional Council, Cairns Regional Council and Seqwater all planning or commencing work on projects requiring trenchless input in the form of relining, inspection, maintenance, augmentation and new infrastructure where open excavation has been ruled out due to site constraints and method feasibility.

Unitywater held their annual industry briefing and it was well attended by contractors, consultants and suppliers. The briefing discussed their capital investment plan for the next fiscal year and the forecasted activity for the next five years.

This is a good initiative by Unitywater, offering a mutual benefit to themselves and to companies offering services and supplies. This initiative is encouraged by the ASTT and we highly suggest other organisations with large capital investment plans to adopt a similar approach in order to receive a mutual benefit.


The Queensland Chapter of the ASTT are running quarterly presentation nights to communicate interesting trenchless topics and encourage networking. For those interested in attending, presenting or sponsoring, please contact me via

Replying to confirm your attendance is essential to organise room sizes and catering. Information flyers will come out to confirm the topics presented.

The scheduled dates for these technical and networking nights to be held in Brisbane are: 10 December 2014, 25 February 2015 and the 20 May 2015.

I welcome your support in these events so please get in touch!


The ASTT is holding its 11th No-Dig Conference in the Gold Coast in Queensland from 8-11 September 2015. Get in early to secure your booth in the conference hall and/or your registration as a delegate. Don’t forget to put in an abstract to qualify for a paper and a presentation at the event. More information on the conference can be found via the following link:

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