CDE recycling solution to reDirect material from landfill to construction industry

200 tph solution commissioned for reDirect Recycling in New South Wales. Wet processing experts CDE have installed a state-of-the-art waste recycling plant for reDirect Recycling at its site in Wetherill Park in a bid to divert waste from landfill and to recover valuable resources. Part of the Borg group, reDirect Recycling offers efficient resource recovery Read More

Hard-work and loyalty comes first at Ditch Witch CEA and Walker and Gray Earthworks

Dedicated to delivering expert advice to its customers, Ditch Witch CEA has helped businesses like Walker and Gray Earthworks establish themselves as reputable contractors throughout the trenchless industry. Walker and Gray Earthworks has come to be recognised as one of the leading and most well-respected directional drilling companies in the whole of South Australia and 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

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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


Congratulations to the 2022 ASTT award winners

The gala dinner and awards ceremony was proudly sponsored by Bothar Boring and Tunnelling, occurring on the penultimate day of the No-Dig Down Under exhibition.  ASTT President, Ben Crosby, welcomed guests to the evening and thanked the 400-strong crowd for their contribution to the trenchless industry. “Thank you – for your hard work and dedication Read More

No-Dig 2022 officially underway

The exhibition opening and welcome reception began at 5pm on 14 June and was a wonderful opportunity to see individuals from every aspect of the industry come together after three long years apart. The reception was proudly sponsored by Herrenknecht. ASTT President, Ben Crosby, opened the event by not only thanking the sponsors and exhibitors Read More

No-Dig Down Under

Trenchless training courses at No-Dig Down Under

The courses were originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), but the material has been adapted to suit Australasian audiences. It will cover horizontal directional drilling (HDD), sewer laterals and new installations, and is considered to be the global standard for education on trenchless technology. The programs will be invaluable to Read More


No-Dig welcomes international visitors

Australia reopened its borders to vaccinated overseas travellers on 21 February, welcoming in tourists and visa holders for the first time in almost two years.  This announcement has been welcome news for the organisers and attendees of No-Dig Down Under, which has had to be postponed more than once due to uncertain interstate and international Read More

metro tunnelling project

Sydney Metro West tunnelling contract awarded

The Gamuda Australia and Laing O’Rourke consortium has been awarded the Western Tunnelling contract to deliver 9 km of twin metro rail tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead. Premier Dominic Perrottet said this once-in-a-century infrastructure investment will link new communities to rail services, slash travel times across the network and support employment growth. “These tunnels Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

River Road Culvert Structural Relining Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing Date: 16 March 2022 Location: South Australia Description: Mount Barker District Council (the Council) invites Tenders from Tenderers for the installation of a structural liner internally for the full thirty (30) metre length of the existing culvert located on River Road, Hahndorf Kennedy Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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

sydney metro

Sydney Metro shortlists consortia for Eastern contract

The final piece of the project is made up of the Eastern Tunnelling package, which includes 3.5 km of twin tunnels under Sydney Harbour, between The Bays and Sydney CBD, as well as the excavation of Pyrmont and Hunter Street stations.  The shortlist includes: the Acciona Construction Australia and Ferrovial Construction join venture; Bouygues Construction, Read More

Hunter Water completes relining in Cardiff.

Hunter Water debuts new trenchless tech

Hunter Water crews are using the European technology on four projects around the region to create an internal lining within the degraded pipes, or as the utility describes it, a ‘pipe within a pipe’.  The structural liner is ideal in sensitive and difficult-to-access areas, and has been used to extend the life of Hunter eWater’s Read More


No-Dig Down Under postponed

No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology.  Previously, No-Dig was scheduled to be held from 8-11 March at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.  Due to rising hospitalisations and high Omicron case numbers across New South Wales and other states, the Australian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), along with No-Dig organisers, has Read More

New WSAA codes for regional NSW

New WSAA codes for regional NSW

These include:  WSA 02: 2014-3.1 Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia (Regional New South Wales Edition) Version 1.0 WSA 03 2011-3.1 Water Supply Code of Australia (Regional New South Wales Edition) Version 1.0.  For the past two years, WSAA has worked with members of the NSW Water Directorate to finalise the Regional NSW Editions of the Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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

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

John Holland

Sydney Metro on track for completion by 2024

The contract includes the construction of twin 15.5 km tunnels and civil works for six new metro stations with John Holland’s joint venture (JV) partners: CPB Contractors and Ghella. The company said that the trip deep under Sydney Harbour – from Sydney Metro’s new Victoria Cross Station in North Sydney to Barangaroo Station – will be just a three-minute journey Read More

Kaiser Elegance Hydrovac

First of KAISER Elegance range hits east coast

Excom Civil is a small but fast-growing company specialising in pot-holing, waste recovery, site cleaning, drain cleaning and just about everything vacuum truck related.  Excom director Ray Xerri is also the company’s site supervisor and excavator operator. This is the first new unit Xerri has purchased and also is his first piece of KAISER equipment. Not Read More

ASTT No-Dig Down Under scholarships

ASTT renews No-Dig Down Under scholarships

Taking place in Sydney from 8 to 11 of March 2022, No-Dig Down Under is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to trenchless technology and includes a program of technical paper presentations, training courses on trenchless topics, social functions and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history. The event is supported by ASTT, a Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Supply and installation of UV cured in-place pipe relining Issued by: City of Gosnells Closing Date: 24 November 2021 Location: Western Australia Description: The Contractor will be required to undertake relining works, which include pipe cleaning and root cutting where required, using the cured in-place pipe (CIPP) relining method with an ultraviolet (UV) cure system, Read More

Gippsland Water

Gippsland Water reappoints managing director

After announcing the decision to staff in the first week of November, Gippsland Water board chair Therese Ryan said, “Sarah was originally chosen following a state-wide search for her skills, experience and vision.  “During the last four and a half years, she has led significant cultural change to make our organisation more customer-focused and commercially Read More

No-Dig Down Under 2022

No-Dig 2022 opens award nominations

The awards will be presented to the winners at the ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on Thursday 10 March, as part of the No-Dig Down Under 2022 Conference. Organised in partnership with integrated marketing specialist Prime Creative Media and the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT),  No-Dig Down Under is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest conference and exhibition Read More

Killard building Shoalhaven one pipe at a time

Shoalhaven Water provides water services throughout its local government area of Shoalhaven.  The utility provides safe, clean drinking water, as well as treats wastewater to ensure the best outcomes for the community and the environment.  After weeks of vigorous planning, the project finally kicked off on Monday November 8 and will continue into February 2022. Read More

No Dig

No-Dig 2022 sold out

Organised in partnership with integrated marketing specialist Prime Creative Media and the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT),  No-Dig Down Under is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology.  Taking place from 8 to 11 March 2022, the No-Dig 2022 exhibition will be held in Sydney’s International Convention Centre.  In addition to the Read More

M4-M5 tunnel link

Breakthrough on M4-M5 Link Tunnels

The final tunnelling breakthrough on the M4-M5 Link Tunnels has been competed, wrapping up a major construction milestone on the WestConnex project with roadheaders carving rock 43 metres below ground.  WestConnex is the largest infrastructure project in Australia, linking Western and South Western Sydney with the city, airport and port in a 33 km continuous Read More