Rob Carr benefitting from collaboration with partner companies

Microtunnelling contractor Rob Carr is thriving as a key member of one of the world’s largest construction networks. The company, which is proud of its focus on safety, collaboration and innovation in the trenchless technology industry, believes the best innovation occurs when like-minded companies are open to collaborating. As part of Soletanche Bachy and the Read More

Tunnel boring machine

TBM Community Day on Victoria’s Big Build

On site at the new Arden Station and in partnership with Rail Projects Victoria, Metro Tunnel Project’s TBM community day allows for ticketed tour participants to have the opportunity to expand their tour experience with photo moments, educational material and plenty of activities for children. The new Arden Station will echo North Melbourne’s rich industrial 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

Edge Underground beats challenges

When the company was contracted by engineering firm Diona, the technical survey made it clear that the ground conditions at the site would result in a uniquely challenging job. The pilot line put in place by the workers at the site showed that the actual ground conditions were even more difficult than originally thought. The 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

Edge Underground

Fighting against the elements: pre-planning for success in Townsville

Fighting against the elements and upcoming holidays, planning played a major role in ensuring the success of the project, so that when the worst scenario occurred, Edge Underground could perform its best and get the job done on time. Edge Underground was subcontracted to complete three microtunnels in Townsville, partnering with Mendi Constructions, a well-known Read More

Earn CPD points at No-Dig Down Under 2022

All training courses have been licensed from the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), and adapted by the ASTT for Australian professionals. Sewer Laterals Good Practices This course offers a clear understanding of the problems and relevant issues unique to the private lateral portion of the collection system network, explains available options for inspection, Read More

North East Water makes breakthrough at Beechworth sewer project

A 1 km horizontal long-bore is being drilled from the company’s wastewater treatment plant in Woolshed to Beechworth under the Historic Park. Outlined in a recent video, North East Water shows when the drilling head broke ground at the other end. The next step is to enlarge the pilot bore before a 1km long pipe Read More


Live demos at 2022 No-Dig expo

With free access to the expo, attendees only need to register via the website to be in on the action. Head along to Insituform Pacific at booth 120 to see one of its robot prototypes live cutting a 150 mm pipe. The robot is only 1.4 m but has a 30 cm diameter. During the Read More

Central Interceptor micro-tunnel boring machine prepares for 722 m drive back

Two weeks before Christmas last year, the company celebrated its micro-tunnel boring machine, Domenica, broke through to the Haycock Ave shaft in Mt Roskill. To complete this first drive she travelled almost a kilometre since her launch from May Road in June. Watercare said this was a great milestone for the project, the first of Read More

Adept Civil

Adept completes bore for Sunbury Line

Adept was contracted by Multiworks, who has partnered  with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to deliver major upgrade works at the Tottenham Substation as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade and Metro Tunnel Projects. The scope of the project was to tunnel using a micro-tunnel boring machine (mTBM) under the Sunbury Line during an occupation for Read More


Reducing the social costs of pipeline installations with microtunnelling

Traditional open cut methods of pipeline installation require the length of the pipeline – which may include roads and footpaths – to be blocked off for a period of time to allow excavation, installation and restoration works to take place. According to Stuart Harrison, Managing Director of Edge Underground, using a trenchless method such as Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Woodland street storm water pipe repair Issued by: Wodonga City Council Closing Date: 08 March 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Stromwater pipe in Woodland St located under East bound traffic lane between the intersections of Beardmore St and Snowdon St requires repair of displaced pipe joints. Due to the depth of the pipe and location in Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Drainage improvement works Issued by: Isaac Regional Council Closing Date: 21 January 2022 Location: Queensland Description: Council requires work conducted on the Drainage Improvement projects at Music Street, Carmila and Sarchedon Drive, Moranbah. The expected date for practical completion is 30 May 2022. Aurukun Bauxite Project – pumps and pipes Issued by:  Glencore Bauxite Resources Read More


RSM Lining Supplies, Global experts in CIPP Lining Supplies and Equipment

RSM Lining Supplies PTY was first established in Australia in 2011 following the strong success of its parent company RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Founded in the UK in 2003, RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd began as a small business before expanding to a 12,000 sq. ft factory in 2012. The Read More

Pezzimenti tunnelbore

Innovation in the blood

During the 1970s and 1980s, Aurelio was one of three brothers who managed G Pezzimenti & Sons – a company founded by his father in 1957. The company focused on sewer installation in and around Melbourne, with the sewer lines initially installed by hand-digging open-trench methods and boring using auger-driven systems, which were limited in Read More


Australia’s leading HDD specialist

In years between his first drill sighting in 1996 and the establishment of Maxibor in 2013, Rodney O’Meley dedicated himself to building up knowledge of horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Today, he is recognised as one of the experts in the HDD industry.  “Anyone can be trained to operate a drill, but few know what the drill and Read More

march cato

25 years tunnelling Auckland City

Co-founders Richard March and Adam Cato first started working together at the Auckland branch of March Construction. When the opportunity presented itself, Richard and Adam joined forces to buy the Auckland operations and establish their own company, March Cato Ltd, which began trading in 1997.  Specialising in trenchless and deep open cut pipeline construction for Read More


An industry old hand

John Hynds started his first concrete manufacturing business at the back of his first home in 1973, making crib blocks for retaining walls. Together with his wife Leonie, the pair progressively built up their manufacturing capabilities, going on to open their first distribution branch in 1994.  Today, Hynds is a 33 branch network, serving both Read More

Edge Underground

Edge Underground: bringing innovation to microtunnelling

Edge Underground was founded by managing director Stuart Harrision – a well-known figure in the Australian and international microtunnelling industry as a trenchless pioneer and inventor of the AXIS laser guided boring system. “When I first developed the AXIS in the early 2000s, it was because there was a gap in the industry for equipment that Read More

Aussie Trenchless

Aussie Trenchless dedicated to innovation, quality and safety

When it was formed in 2014, Aussie Trenchless was committed to scouring the globe for the latest trenchless products and facilitating their introduction to the Australasian market. The scope of the business hasn’t stopped there, with Aussie Trenchless now supplying products around the world from its base in Sydney, NSW. The company’s Director Chris Meredith, Read More

Adept Civil

20 years of water asset management

Adept Civil Group is a fully accredited water infrastructure contractor based in Melbourne, and specialises in the supply and installation of sewerage and drainage pipelines, pump stations and associated services for the metropolitan water boards and tier one contractors of Victoria.  Managing director Anthony Panozzo formed the company in 1999. From its initial staff of Read More

Rob Carr

Rob Carr wins contract for next stage of Melbourne CBD sewer upgrade

The Elizabeth Street Sewer Upgrade is the third stage of Greater Western Water’s four-stage $80 million program to expand Melbourne CBD’s sewer system capacity. It will see a new pipeline constructed, linking to the new sewers, under Lonsdale and Spencer Streets, which were completed in earlier  projects in November 2020 and December 2018, respectively. The Read More

lower hutt, wellington

Microtunnelling contract awarded for pipeline duplication

The Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant Pipe Duplication is located in the Lower Hutt region of New Zealand.  Local utility Wellington Water is working on behalf of Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council jointly, duplicating the existing water main by installing a new 1200 m long, 1000 mm diameter rising main Read More

L&D on Mt Martha Sewer Duplication project

Masters in microtunnelling deliver peninsula project amid trying times

L&D Micro Tunnelling was established in 2015 by business partners Luke Lewis and Christopher Dean. The pair has worked together since 2011, when they were both working for R&C Davies Constructions as construction manager and head of microtunnelling operations respectively. Combined, the pair has 20 years’ experience in the sewer and water industry, and both Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Irrigation Main Replacements – Supply & Construct – FY21/22 & FY22/23 Issued by: Lower Murray Water Closing Date: 13 January 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Lower Murray Water is looking for a suitably qualified contractor to complete Irrigation Mains Replacement works in the Mildura and Merbein area. The contract will be for the supply and construction Read More