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21 July 2017
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Sydney Metro prepares to start northwest tunnel

After the first stage of tunnelling was completed a year ago, Sydney Metro has prepared to start tunnelling under Sydney harbour and through Sydney’s CBD.

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21 July 2017
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Victorian Premier reveals builder of Metro Tunnel

The Victorian Government has revealed the joint venture (JV) that has been selected to build the AU$6 billion Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations.

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27 June 2017
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John Holland wins Sydney Harbour rail crossing contract

John Holland has been awarded the contract to tunnel underneath Sydney Harbour as part of the AU$2.81 billion Sydney Metro project.

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30 May 2017
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WATCH: Forrestfield-Airport Link TBM arrives onsite

The first of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used on the AU$1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link has arrived onsite.

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28 April 2017
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Final chance to advertise in Australasian Trenchless Directory 2017

Advertising opportunities are available for the 2017 edition of the Australasian Trenchless Directory.

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18 April 2017
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Utility relocation begins at Forrestfield Airport Link site

Work has started to relocate utilities at one of the Forrestfield Airport Link’s major construction sites in the eastern suburbs of Perth.

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6 March 2017
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Microtunnelling on CRL reaches milestone

The first portion of microtunnelling has been completed on a new rail infrastructure project in Auckland, New Zealand.

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22 February 2017
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Melbourne infrastructure event features MMRA CEO

The CEO of one of the largest transport infrastructure projects even undertaken in Australia, will make a presentation on the project at an event in Melbourne next month.

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23 January 2017
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WSP appoints tunnels manager in New Zealand

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed a new Geotechnics and Tunnels Team Manager in New Zealand.

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6 June 2016
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff adds to Australasian team

The company has expanded its Australian and New Zealand transport team with the addition of six tunnelling specialists.

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11 May 2016
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Federal Budget supports rail projects.
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Federal Budget supports rail projects

William Cox, a spokesperson for infrastructure and asset management consultancy firm Aurecon Group, has praised the Federal Government’s support of metro rail projects in the most recent Federal Budget.

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9 May 2016
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MMRA PPP epected to attract international interest.
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MMRA PPP brings international interest

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) has opened expressions of interest (EOIs) to join the Public Private Partnership (PPP) that will deliver the Melbourne Metro rail project, and is anticipating applications from several international companies.

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2 May 2016
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EOIs open for Melbourne Metro Rail partnership

The Victorian Government is now seeking expressions of interest to join the Public Private Partnership that will deliver the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.

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20 April 2016
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EOIs open for Sydney Metro tunnelling contract

Sydney Metro is now inviting expressions of interest for the second stage of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, which involves the construction of twin rail tunnels under Sydney Harbour.

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18 April 2016
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ASTT Technical Forum comes to Sydney

The NSW Chapter of the ASTT will hold its first 2016 Technical Forum on 27 April at the Parramatta RSL in Sydney.

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1 April 2016
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Amaroo Main Sewer reaches major breakthrough

John Holland recently confirmed the latest TBM breakthrough on Yarra Valley Water’s Amaroo Main Sewer Project.

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22 March 2016
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Top 10 industry influencers to follow on YouTube

Our list includes Australian utilities, significant industry associations, and major infrastructure project channels.

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8 March 2016
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Melbourne Metro attracts international interest

The Melbourne Metro Rail Project has caught the attention of 44 organisations from 11 different countries.

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28 January 2016
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Geotechnical investigations underway for Melbourne Metro

A barge on the Yarra River has started geotechnical investigations to assist with planning the tunnel route of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.

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26 January 2016
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Sydney Metro Northwest tunnelling complete

After 16 months of tunnelling, tunnel boring machine Florence has finished excavation on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, marking the end of all major tunnelling work.

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21 January 2016
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Amaroo sewer project steams ahead

After starting construction in June 2015, the installation of the Amaroo Main Sewer is progressing in leaps and bounds.

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20 January 2016
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Shortlist announced for Perth airport tunnel project

ACCIONA, John Holland and Salini-Impregilo are among the companies vying for the Perth Airport link construction contract.

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12 January 2016
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Waterview Connection tunnelling work complete

The final stage of the tunnelling works included the excavation of 16 cross tunnels, which were completed in late-December 2015.

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13 December 2015
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Luke Lau with his winning TBM design. Image courtesy of Queensland Urban Utilities.

QUU invites school kids to name TBM

Queensland Urban Utilities has run a competition inviting local school children to name and design of a new tunnel boring machine.

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3 December 2015
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Celebrating Saint Barbara: patron saint of tunnelling

December 4 is the officially feast day for the patron saint of tunnelling, Saint Barbara.

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19 November 2015
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Image courtesy of Sydney Metro.

Sydney Metro TBMs to start work in 2018

The NSW Government has announced the next stage of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, which will use tunnel boring machines to excavate additional metro lines.

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