M. Tucker and Sons

M. Tucker & Sons overcomes difficulties

M. Tucker & Sons, who are undertaking the relining project, are civil and trenchless drainage specialists. The company is known for its non-destructive digging solutions, which has them working for local businesses, and for water and construction industries across the country. The project itself required an unusual amount of preplanning, requiring the works package being Read More

TasWater upgrades water mains

TasWater upgrades in Triabunna

The project aims to provide water security and deliver essential water services to the area.  Pre-construction stages of the project were Taswater’s Capital Delivery Office (CDO).  CDO’s Project Manager for the Triabunna project Nathan Toomer said the project will provide better fire protection capabilities for emergency services personnel in the area, as well as improving 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

tasmania irrigation

Don Irrigation Scheme enters construction phase

The Don Irrigation Scheme is designed by Tasmanian Irrigation and will include the laying of 67 km one pipeline and the construction of three pump stations.  The scheme is intended to deliver high-surety irrigation water to Don, Lillico, Forth, Forthside, Melrose, Lower Barrington, Barrington, Sheffield and West Kentish in North-Western Tasmania. Minister for Primary Industries Read More

YVW new general manager

TasWater hires new CEO

Theo has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, which includes roles at City West Water, GHD and Brisbane Water.  TasWater board chairman Dr Stephen Gumley said Theo challenges the status quo to deliver sustainable outcomes that benefit customers, the environment, stakeholders and employees.  “George has overseen transformation in the way businesses approach productivity improvements, capital planning and delivery, 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

TasWater on Chimney Saddle WTP upgrades project

Chimney Saddle WTP upgrades complete

TasWater has completed works on the Chimney Saddle WTP upgrade five weeks ahead of schedule.  The company added that the project was also delivered notably under budget.  Upgrades to the WTP began in August, intended to achieve a more reliable service for customers from Tasmania’s Kings Meadows through to George Town. The WTP is on Read More

TasWater upgrades water mains

Water works across Tasmania’s northwest

The water main in question runs along Rice and Meredith Streets, with local northwest contractor Oliver Kelly Group assigned to the role.  Linear program team lead Darren Meany said the works formed part of TasWater’s state-wide Water Mains Renewal Program.  “The program is aimed at ensuring reliable delivery of drinking water by replacing existing ageing Read More


Works on fourth TAS WTP underway

TasWater has begun works on its fourth project to help future proof water treatment.  The fourth Water Treatment Plant (WTP) supplies water to the larger Devonport area, and in recent months, the performance of some of the plant’s media filters have deteriorated. TasWater project engineer Larry Smith said filters at the plant, which are vital Read More

drinking water pipeline for Pioneer

TasWater to develop Pioneer pipeline

The pipeline will be a long-term drinking water supply solution for the region, and TasWater said the solution was identified ‘after careful consideration, research and work with the community’.  Pioneer’s tap water was deemed unfit to drink in 2012 after TasWater tests showed unsafe levels of cadmium and lead. TasWater installed drinking water tanks at 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

Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

$5 million for Tasmanian water pipeline

The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water announced $5 million in federal funding for the South Arm Recycled Water Pipeline provided as part of the $180 million National Water Grid Connections pathway.  The funding pathway is delivered under the $3.5 billion National Water Grid Fund established by the Australian Government as a rolling 10 Read More

TasWater upgrades to Manuka River intake structure

TasWater commences Strahan water upgrades

The river supplies raw water to the Strahan Water Treatment Plant and rehabilitation works will help ensure water can continue to be treated for TasWater customers in the area.  Project engineer Seamus Hobbs said the upgrade work will replace the old retaining wall above the intake, which allows water to enter from the river into 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

Smoke test in sewer

TasWater uses smoke testing in sewers

TasWater is conducting smoke testing in Sorell, Dunalley and Woodbridge to identify cracks and leaks in the sewerage network.  According to the Department Manager for Asset Strategy and Performance Matt Jordan, non-toxic smoke will be released into the system through a smoke testing blower.  “The odourless sole will make its way through the network, helping 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

Inaugural TasWater CEO steps down

“Michael has provided extraordinary leadership and service to the water and sewerage sector in Tasmania,” said Dr Gumley.  In 2013, following the largest economic reform undertaken in Tasmania, Mr Brewster was appointed TasWater CEO, leading the organisation and the transfer of more than 600 staff and $2 billion in water and sewerage assets.    In 2016, 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

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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

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Everist Avenue reconstruction, Yarrawonga Issued by: Moira Shire Council Closing Date: 04 August 2021 Location: Victoria Description: The Moira Shire Council invites submissions from suitably experienced Contractors for the reconstruction of approximately 215 m of urban roadway in Everist Avenue, Yarrawonga. The scope of works include the instalment of concrete kerb and channel; drainage; road Read More

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New tech locates leaks through sound detection

‘Zonescans’ work by listening for leaks that may not be visibly detected.  Around 40 devices have been deployed at regular intervals throughout the water pipeline network and allows TasWater to pinpoint the exact location of leaks through correlation techniques.   The utility’s State of the Industry Report identified unaccounted for water as an area in need of improvement, with most leaks are brought Read More

$2.4m Hobart pipeline replacement underway

A 370 m section of the Claremont trunk water pipeline that runs along the Brooker Highway in Berriedale will be replaced in order to ensure water supply to the Tolosa Rervoirs.   “Constructed in 1962, the large 571 mm diameter mild steel cement lined pipe will be removed and replaced in 12 m sections,” said Capital Delivery Office Read More

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TasWater commences relining program

The sewer main renewals will update old pipes to reduce likelihood of breaks, blockages and bursts occurring throughout the network, which will result in improved reliability for customers. TasWater Capital Delivery Office Project Manager Kevin Douglas said the works will begin south of Hobart and will be carried out with the help of Tasmanian contractor, Read More

Nominations open for ASTT Council

Nominations must be seconded by another financial member from the same state or country and agreed to by the nominee. If more than one nomination is received for each state or country, the ASTT Secretary will arrange postal elections in that state or country. Nominations can be forwarded to ASTT Secretary Jeff Pace at secretary@astt.com.au Read More

Killard Group acquires Insituform

Insituform Holdings – a Killard Group entity – has recently acquired all Insituform Pacific Pty Ltd (IPPL) shares, with IPPL now also forming part of the Killard Group. The purchase of the IPPL entity by Killard has expanded operations into Victoria and Queensland while simultaneously strengthening its existing capabilities. Killard Infrastructure CEO Lee Edwards said Read More

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River Garden Estate Branch SewerIssued by: City West WaterClosing date: 23 September 2020Location: VictoriaDescription: Calibre Professional Services, in conjunction with City West Water, is intending to release a Request for Tender in August 2020 for the River Garden Estate Branch Sewer. The project will include construction of approximately 530 m of DN525 mm Branch Sewer Read More