Sydney Water reviews procurement strategy

Through collaboration with its suppliers, Sydney Water is aiming to design a less complex supply strategy with better outcomes for customers, including reviewing feedback on planning; design; project management, construction and planned civil maintenance; operational maintenance; by-product and resource management; and facilities management and delivery. Sydney Water Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jones said the focus Read More

Trenchless Australasia starts 2018 with subscription sale

Subscribe before 20 February 2018 and receive a 10 per cent discount on a one-year subscription. The March edition of the magazine will contain an in-depth review of the Victorian trenchless industry, including an update on one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel. Each edition of the quarterly magazine features exclusive industry news, Read More

Coliban upgrades Bendigo Water Treatment Plant

Coliban Water has contracted Interflow for the construction of a 2 km sewer pipeline, which connects the plant with the sewer network aims to improve the plant’s ability to cope with the changes in quality and capacity of the raw water supply. “We installed a pre-treatment dosing system in 2012 and carried out a process Read More

MTM awards RCR $70 million contract

The scope of works for the project works package includes the engineering, design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of system upgrades for three MURL stations. MURL is an essential part of Melbourne’s metro rail network, which includes three underground stations below the Melbourne CBD at Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff. “We continue to see growth Read More

WaterHack18 raises money for WaterAid

Organised by Queensland Urban Utilities, industry professionals – including developers, designers, engineers, scientists and more – will gather to tackle Australian water industry challenges over the course of a weekend. Participants will have the chance to solve water industry challenges, meet industry experts, and to pitch their solutions to judges, with the potential to tap Read More

CDEnviro expands Australian team

Ryan O’Loan. Mr O’Loan – who will be based in Melbourne, but provide technical expertise across Australia – will reinforce the existing Australian business development team as largescale CDEnviro projects continue to increase. He will also develop market opportunities and provide support for new CDEnviro customers. Prior to CDEnviro, where he Read More

QBCC introduces legislation changes

QBCC’s new laws aim to prevent the manufacture, distribution and use of non-conforming building products (NCBP) – products that are unsafe, do not comply with regulatory provisions, or do not meet the claimed performance standard – at all Queensland building sites. For the plumbing industry, the new legislation means the only accredited products fit for Read More

Water New Zealand announces 60th Annual Conference and Expo

The event aims to bring together industry leaders to share knowledge, experiences and enable industry professionals to build new relationships. The conference comprises a range of conference streams and featured more than 100 technical papers in 2017. In 2018, the event will feature a dedicated Trenchless Technology stream, supported by the ASTT. Submissions for the Read More

Queensland Urban Utilities invests AU$300,000 in trenchless relining

Project Manager Philip Leyburn as the PVC liner is inserted into the sewer. The relining project – comprising the inspection, cleaning and relining of sewer pipes – will upgrade the pipes and extend their useful life by up to 50 years. The works will use a ‘fold and form’ renewal process Read More

Victoria places order for West Gate Tunnel TBMs

The West Gate Tunnel Project will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge, upgrading the West Gate Freeway and linking it to the city and CityLink. Weighing 4,000 t, the 15.6 m diameter, 90 m long TBMs will be launched from the northern tunnel portal in Footscray and, once in the ground, build 6.8 Read More

Victorian Government awards Metro Tunnel’s largest contract

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that CYP JV – comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capita – has been awarded the AU$6 billion tunnels and station contract as part of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel. “We are building the world-class turn up and go train network Victoria deserves – with more jobs, more stations and more trains, more often,” Read More

Water New Zealand calls for water supply reforms

After a widespread outbreak of gastroenteritis in August 2016, testing confirmed the presence of E. coli in the Havelock North water supply. By 21 August 2016, there were 168 confirmed cases and 355 suspected cases of illness, with estimates that more than 4,500 people had been affected. The contamination lead to the Government launching an Read More

kwik-ZIP wins WA Industry and Export Small Business Award

In October, the company was a finalist in two categories – the Small Business and WA Regional Exporter categories – for awards that recognise WA’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies and exporters. Despite not receiving the WA Regional Exporter Award, kwik-ZIP received a High Commendation Finalist Certificate, one of only three awarded on the night. Read More

Interflow takes home two CCF awards

Flora McGowan. The CCF NSW 2017 Excellence Awards were presented across 14 categories at the CFF NSW President’s Gala Ball on 10 November. Ms McGowan, who has been with Interflow for two years, was the recipient of the Women in Civil Construction Award. Interflow said she has demonstrated her ability to Read More

Queensland Urban Utilities reaches milestone on cross-river pipeline

In a spectacular feat of engineering, more than 1 km of pipe was stretched along a disused rail line at Murarrie before being fed more than 20 m underground, beneath the river bed from Murarrie to Pinkenba in Brisbane. The process began in the early hours, and took almost 11 hours to complete with Read More

CDEnviro outlines NDD waste-burden issues

by Diarmaid Connaire, CDEnviro Business Development Manager Non-destructive digging (NDD) and directional drilling practices are more popular than ever in infrastructure development and remediation because of the assurance of better accuracy and control near sensitive areas of land; however, this growth in the industry has increased the waste burden for many drilling operators. Trenchless Technology Read More

Contribute to the State of the Industry Survey

The survey is designed to assess how contractors, utilities and manufacturers in the Australian and New Zealand trenchless industry have performed in the last year, and what their projections are for the next 12 months and beyond. Complete the survey today. The closing date for responses is 10 November 2017, after which the survey results Read More