2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

No-Dig Down Under full steam ahead

Supported by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under 2023 is continuing its reputation as the essential industry event, but places are filling fast. With 55 per cent of the available exhibition space already booked, No-Dig Down Under 2023 (NDDU23) is looking to be better than ever. After the undeniable, sold-out success Read More

Underpinning Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, Snowy 2.0 is on its way

What is the Snowy 2.0? The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-west Australia which began construction in 1949. The scheme consists of 16 major dams, nine power stations, two pumping stations and approximately 225 km of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts which have since generated energy  The Snowy 2.0 project Read More

CRL under Auckland city

Work ongoing in CRL tunnels

As tunnel boring machine (TBM) Dame Whina Cooper makes its way  beneath Auckland towards Te Wai Horotiu Station (Aotea), work is well underway preparing the entrance to Beresford Square entrance to Karanga a Hape (Karanghape) Station. The work at the new station site involves the construction of utility rooms, access ways, and a derailment wall Read More

North East Link ready for major tunnelling works

The work so far has involved the relocation of a number of underground power, water, gas and sewer lines to minimise the impact on the community once tunnel construction begins. Possibly the most complicated job for the early works has been the relocation of the Yarra East Main Sewer (YEMS). Over 18 months the work, Read More

Pipeline rehabilitation and transport at the forefront in WA

 A greenlight on the Forrestfield-Airport Link  The $1.86 billion METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link, jointly funded by the federal and WA state governments, is set to deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth – with three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe. A large degree of progress has been made Read More

kwik zip HD-50 spacers on DN560 HDPE (560mm OD) into a DN700 Mild Steel Pipe2 copy

Are your pipe spacers compliant?

In mid-2016, kwik-ZIP’s HDX Series casing spacer was the first ever spacer system to be approved as compliant with WSA PS-324. The recent successful appraisal of the HDXT Series marks the second instance in which kwik-ZIP’s casing spacers have been formally recognised as complying with WSA PS-324 for casing spacers. Notably, both products are the Read More

Tunnel boring machine image

There’s nothing boring about underground tunnels

Underneath every major city across the globe are networks upon networks of underground tunnels – many are used daily by commuters on trains or light-rail or even travelling by road. The tunnels help to keep vehicles off the condensed city streets and for traffic to flow more freely across urban areas. In 2022, the NSW Read More

Building for a better future

In July 2021, the historic announcement was made that Brisbane would host the 2032 Olympics after a vote by International Olympic Committee. The announcement triggered a series of development and infrastructure projects to lay the groundwork for the world stage.  Infrastructure projects across the state are still on the rise, driven by a strong pipeline of Read More


Creating the future of water for councils and communities

By helping local councils to create, renew and maintain robust pipeline infrastructure, the organisation is supporting the growing needs of local communities for generations to come.  All-in-one delivery partner Servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline infrastructure asset owners for over 85 years, Interflow has earned its position in the water industry by Read More

GN Solids

The selection of screens for hydrovac slurry treatment

The slurry processing solution is to use liquid and solids separation equipment to treat soil, soup or slurry generated from hydrovac, excavation or horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects, and produces reusable material for construction and discharge clean water.  Normally, the slurry is contaminant-free and comes from physical utility location in public right of ways, and Read More

Reference designs released for T2D Project

Water upgrades and renewal projects a priority for SA

In February 2022, SA Water began a major upgrade of the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline. This renewal is part of SA Water’s four-year, $1.6 billion program to sustain and enhance its water network. SA Water has also finalised the location of a new desalinisation plant at Billy Lights Point and commenced major water main upgrades Read More


After the storm: what the floods have taught us

The feedback from water managers around recent flood events has been characterised by shock and awe. Furthermore, it has been about how can stormwater infrastructure ever cope with the levels of water that submerged parts of towns and cities such as Byron Bay and Lismore, Brisbane and Sydney experienced. Of course, there is no single Read More


Quick-Lock systems: chemical-free and safe for all water rehab

The Quick-Lock system is a trenchless pipe repair solution that restores the integrity of pipes and seals out of groundwater. Comprised of a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve, Quick-Lock provides structural repair to the inside of pipelines, and is specifically designed for point repair, pre-lining stabilisation works, and as a liner end seal.  What sets Quick-Lock apart Read More

Michels bringing trenchless solutions down under

Founded in the Midwestern United States in 1959 as a regional natural gas distribution company, Michels quickly expanded its services to meet the evolving needs of established and new customers.  In 1988, Michels entered the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market, offering a safe, environmentally sound way to install utility lines in areas where traditional open-trench construction Read More

Bakton, the new TBM machine for Rob Carr, Western Australia

The project includes one of the longest drives carried out in WA. This project involves the construction of a 1.9 km wastewater pipeline with a diameter of 2.2 metres (m) through a combination of micro tunnelling and open trench construction. The northern corridor of the metropolitan area will benefit from the addition of this pipeline Read More

S&Z Australia supporting rail infrastructure

These projects have a high level of complexity dealing with train movements, public safety, confined spaces, and tight delivery timeframes.  “S&Z find the challenge of the rail projects rewarding. We are required to install conduits for signalling and power as well as watermains for water and fire services,” says S&Z General Manager Jim Pound. “We Read More

Iplex Australia secures $51 million Townsville Haughton Pipeline contract

The announcement is the second major contract to be awarded to the leading Australian water industry supplier, Iplex Australia, as part of the project, which will provide water security to the growing city of Townsville. Since the project began in 2018, Iplex, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building, has secured over $100 million in contracts as Read More

Site worker with hard hat

Government funding available for trenchless certificates

Running for 12-24 months, depending on experience, Certificate III Trenchless Technology is a unique apprenticeship, designed for individuals working within the civil construction industry, using forms of trenchless within their work environment. This course covers a range of industry-specific core units of competency designed to ensure trainees understand how to plan and undertake work requirements, Read More

Veolia: Leading the way in ecological transformation

Veolia’s water division comprises over 830 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Chief Operating Officer for Water Daniel Spiller says ecological transformation is at the core of the company’s modus operandi.  “We believe there is a global climate emergency, and that it is the responsibility of companies such as ours to lead the way in Read More

Ditch Witch CEA

Boremore Civil Group benefits from Ditch Witch’s JT60 drill

Featuring a two-speed thrust drive, the JT60 drill power provides operators with the performance needed to drill through a variety of soils on a diverse range of jobsites.  “This power, combined with an innovative design, ensures increased project profitability for the end user,” Ditch Witch CEA Territory Manager Wayne Cox says.  Featuring a Tier 3 Read More

Wilmot Pipelining

Wilmot Pipelining sees success in projects across NSW

The Hunter Water Sewer Relining project located in Newcastle, NSW, has made promising headway as of mid-May 2022. Wilmot Pipelining has completed several sewer relining projects for the water industry company.  Its lining team utilised the Brandenburger BBS.8 Liner to install new UV maintenance hole liners on several sites. The Brandenburger BBS.8 was the first Read More


Vacvator’s range of vacuum excavation trucks lead the way in NDD

Founded in 2006 by Director Andrew Rowlands, and technical founder Denis Walker, Vacvator has grown from its humble beginnings to specialise in the manufacturing of high-quality vacuum excavation trucks. Based in Goulburn NSW, Vacvator’s units are now distributed nationwide to support the civil, industrial, utility, mining sectors and more. As one of the key players Read More

Kwik-ZIP on te Maunga

Are your pipe spacers compliant? kwik-ZIP’s are

In mid-2016, kwik-ZIP’s HDX Series casing spacer was the first ever spacer system to be approved as compliant with WSA PS-324. The recent successful appraisal of the HDXT Series marks the second instance in which kwik-ZIP’s casing spacers have been formally recognised as complying with WSA PS-324 for casing spacers. Notably, both products are the Read More

The Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Centre

AR reveals reality of Urban Utilities work

Urban Utilities, alongside delivery partners Diona and Mott MacDonald, are trailing augmented reality (AR) during works to install a new water pipe below the bustling pedestrian precinct. Spokesperson for Urban Utilities, Anna Hartley, describes how the technology offers a 3D view of Brisbane’s hidden underground network and says residents can now utilise the technology themselves. Read More

ISC Services

Providing innovative connection for HDPE

By providing inflow and infiltration (I/I) assessments, conducting inspections at hundreds of maintenance holes, pump stations and sewage treatment plant inlet structures, ISC Services has helped clients minimise their asset degradation and reduce operational asset costs.   Most recently, its B-Tech Connections™, an innovative Pullable Mechanical Connection for HDPE, which has already been recently awarded the Read More


How iMPREG became the first choice for ANZ pipe rehabilitation projects

When it comes to trenchless pipe rehabilitation projects, iMPREG has fast become the partner of choice for Australian and New Zealand municipalities. Here is how. Every iMPREG project starts with the best local solution in mind iMPREG’s unparalleled project support typically already starts during the project tendering stage. Their team go to great lengths to fully Read More