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

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

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

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


Urban Utilities commits to net-zero by 2032

As part of the commitment, the utility plans to further improve energy efficiency as well as increasing its renewable energy use and investing in beneficial local offset projects. Integrated solutions executive leader of Urban Utilities, Chris Bulloch, stated that achieving net-zero by 2032 is an essential aspect in ensuring a healthy, liveable and sustainable future Read More

Vermeer WA&NT

Powering through the challenges of the Pilbara

Regional projects also present their unique challenges as the teams at Streamline Connect and Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT recently discovered. Working through varying ground conditions and challenges In late 2021, Streamline Connect was appointed by a leading mining company to lay over 140 kilometres of optic fibre cable alongside a railway track in Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

CEA Darra facility

CEA opens Brisbane mega-facility

The new facility is located within the Connectwest Industrial Park and comprises a site area of 18,500 m2.  CEA Brisbane, as it is being referred, combines Ditch Witch CEA, JCB CEA, DYNAPAC CEA, ATLAS CEA and Komptech CEA into the one location in Darra.  CEA moved into its Darra location in November, committing $20 million Read More

SA Water reports fewer incidents in 2021

$2.1m West End main replacement

The ageing pipeline is nearing the end of its working life, and local contractor CityPlus Construction was awarded the contract to commence replacements in November.  Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the local council is committed to upgrading civil water infrastructure across the city to ensure quality water service into the future.  “In the 2021/22 Budget, Read More

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Underground Drainage Upgrades – Relining Program 2021/2022 Issued by: Brimbank City Council Closing Date: 09 November 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Council is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to rehabilitate a number of existing stormwater drains within the municipality using no-dig trenchless methods i.e. pipe lining.   Design & Construction Read More

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Arrawarra Beach Rd 150WM Extn to Arrawarra Rd via Arrawarra Ck Issued by: Coffs Harbour City Council Closing Date: 20 October 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: To construct approximately 990 m of DN150 water main from Arrawarra Beach Road Arrawarra via Arrawarra Ck to Arrawarra Road Arrawarra Headlands. Due to Arrawarra Creek, Littoral Rainforest Read More

KOR Cappellotto Combo Vac Units for PMA

Hydro excavation on Brisbane’s Southbank

Recently PMA was contracted by a valued client to conduct two hydro excavation projects on Southbank on the picturesque Brisbane River. Pipe Management Australia (PMA) has been an Australian leader in non-destructive digging (NDD), also known as hydro excavation, for more than a decade. Operating up and down the east coast of Australia, the company’s Read More

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Sewer Main Rehabilitation FY21-22 Issued by: Clarence Valley Council Closing Date: 24 September 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: Clarence Valley Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced tenderers for the procurement of sewer mains rehabilitation services. Clarence Valley Council requires a contractor to undertake sewer rehabilitation services within the Clarence Valley Council Read More

Water infrastructure image

$70m for regional QLD water projects

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the next phase of the Build Our Regions program, investing millions in regional water infrastructure.  The Building Our Regions program is designed to help Queensland’s local governments invest in essential infrastructure and create flow-on economic development opportunities for the regions.  Under Round 6 of the program, regional local governments will Read More

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NQWIA moves to new headquarters

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the relocation would deliver an economic boost to the region and present an unprecedented growth opportunity.  “This shift will see the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority strategically located adjacent to the proposed Urannah Dam, and the same region where we are building the Big Rocks Read More

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Victoria Street Preston Road Rehabilitation Issued by: Darebin City Council Closing Date: 30 September 2021 Location: Victoria Description: The Darebin Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced civil construction contractor to deliver this civil works project. Works will include deep strength pavement works, concrete kerb and channel, new concrete vehicle crossings, underground Read More

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Supply and installation of reinforced concrete drainage pipes  Issued by: Swan City Council Closing Date: 15 September 2021 Location: Western Australia Description: The principal is seeking tenders from suitably experienced contractors to undertake drainage upgrade works along Swan Street, Guilford. To minimise impact on local residents, businesses and road users, the drainage is to be Read More

Tunnel boring machine

Cross River Rail TBMs to reunite under Roma Street

‘Else’ – the first of the two TBMs –  broke through to Roma Street Station last Wednesday after boring through a wall of hard rock. The second TBM, ‘Merle’, is expected to reach her destination today, thereby completing the twin tunnel connection between Roma Street and Woolloongabba Cross River Rail stations. In a joint statement Read More

TBM breakthrough at Roma Street

Cross River Rail TBM breaks through

The conditions beneath the Roma Street contained areas of hard rock, and TBM ‘Else’ had to bore through a rock wall in order to penetrate the cavern. Else has now excavated around 105,000 m3 of spoil between Woolloongabba and Roma Street. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said Cross River Rail’s future Woolloongabba and Read More

$108m announced for National Water Grid

Last week, the Australian Government announced it would be providing $108 million to deliver 40 projects across the country through the National Water Grid Connections funding pathway. Up to $20 million will be available for each state and territory to deliver projects over the next two years, with a further Australian Government contribution of up Read More

Culvert relining

Sunshine Coast future-proofs stormwater assets with Interflow

Sunshine Coast Council partnered with specialists in pipeline infrastructure Interflow to reline a culvert directing run-off from the Sunshine Motorway to the Mooloolaba Canal. Located at Amarina Avenue, the existing culvert was constructed in 1975 and, during a recent routine inspection, the council found the integrity of the culvert was significantly compromised. Failure of the Read More

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Period Supply Contract for Horizontal Directional Drilling Services Issued by: Clarence Valley Council Closing Date: 27 August 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced tenderers to be placed on a panel of service providers for provision of horizontal directional drilling services. The panel will be for the Read More

Palmetum receives $2.1m upgrade

The Palmetum is one of three botanical gardens in Townsville, covering 17 hectares and featuring a unique and diverse collection of plants from the palm family.   The collection contains around 3,000 species of palm, many of which are rare and threatened in their natural environments.   This week, the City of Townsville council announced the Palmetum would be receiving a $2.1 million Read More