SRL shortlists industry heavyweights

Progress towards Melbourne’s suburban rail loop (SRL) is rolling ahead as the shortlist is announced for firms that will build the massive project. Three global industry leaders have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts for what is being called a ‘city-shaping’ project in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The three shortlisters are: CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona Read More

Labourers needed for HDD specialists S&Z

Horizontal direction drilling (HDD) experts S&Z Australia are expanding its labouring team in Victoria. S&Z are one of Victoria’s leading suppliers of HDD services, with experience in commercial and residential applications of end-to-end civil works. With a mission to exceed customer expectation through the use of the trenchless technologies and the capacity to offer the Read More

Yarra Valley Water opens tender for HDD advisory

Yarra Valley Water is searching for an expert in trenchless construction to consult on the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities included in its Community Sewerage Program. A rare opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver trenchless construction advice through field-based assessment of horizontal directional drilling works being undertaken to deliver Yarra Read More

PEF Commercial Finance is rising to the challenge of increasing interest rates

While PEF Commercial Finance offers a wide range of services, appreciating the importance of getting the deal secured for the client in a timely fashion and understanding the client’s needs are the first step they take. Dedicated to providing business finance brokering services and consulting, PEF Commercial Finance has been for offering its services to 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

Dora the Bora completes first tunnel

The first tunnel was drilled 10 metres beneath the existing rail line and will be used to house a new route for a large watermain. It is the first of three, with the second and third tunnels to be drilled to make way for massive stormwater pipes. The drilling is part of a construction blitz Read More

PEF Commercial Finance

PEF offers tax deduction for eligible businesses

As of 19 May 2022, PEF announced that companies may be able to claim a tax deduction for the full cost of eligible depreciating business equipment and vehicles. According to PEF, in order to be eligible to claim the deduction assets must be held and used or installed and ready for use between 7 October Read More

Yarra Valley Water forms partnership with engineering services

Yarra Valley Water partners with Jacobs, Ripple

The agreement has an initial five year term, but may extend up to a decade. Yarra Valley Water’s general manager, Chris Brace, said the company is delighted with the partnership. “These agreements reflect our commitment to fostering deep relationships with our partners for the long-term benefit of our capital delivery ecosystem and ultimately our customers,” Read More

Smart Lock hosting live demonstration day

Smart Lock combines proven resin and fibreglass patch methodology with the longevity of a stainless steel point repair, creating a combination which allows the installer to load, lock and leave in just a few moments. On May 11 and 12, the company is hosting an open day at its headquarters at Unit 1, 18 Kimpton 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

More employment pathways for trainees at Barwon Water

Nine of the trainees will work directly with Barwon Water in a range of areas, including water treatment, technology operations, water quality, administration and customer service. The other five trainees will work at the Barwon Asset Solutions, a maintenance subsidiary of the company, where they will gain experience in civil maintenance, land management and administration. Read More

West Gate Tunnel TBM launches

The project is being delivered in a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban, and will be built by construction contractors CPB Contractors and John Holland.  Contractor John Holland said TBM ‘Bella’ has begun its 18 month journey to carve out one of the twin tunnels that will create a vital alternative to the West 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


Coalition visits KOR facility

The visit was intended to help promote the Coalition’s focus on job creation and skills training ahead of the 2022 election.  KOR managing director Stephen Pewtress introduced the ministers and Member for Chisholm before their address on 4 February.  During the announcement, Morrison said the Coalition wants to push higher investment, job creation and wage Read More

Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade map

TBM completes Hawthorn sewer journey

Melbourne Water is replacing the sewer siphon that transfers sewage under the Yarra River as part of the second phase of the Hawthorn Main Sewer upgrade.  Stage 1 of works were completed back in September 2021 and included 1.7 km of sewer main upgrades between Denham Street, Hawthorn and Murphy Street, Richmond.   Constructed nearly Read More


New generation of GRUNDODRILL arrives

Located in Castlemaine, Bendigo and Mildura, R&R McClure specialises in the installation of underground power, water and communications for utilities, governments, trades and private enterprises.  The new generation GRUNDODRILL 13ACS is an all condition system for drilling in a range of geologies, including solid rock.  GRUNDORILL 13ACS This horizontal directional drill Read More

YVW new general manager

YVW announces new general manager

Fennessy has been acting in the role since August and YVW said she has proven herself as a resilient and energetic leader during what has been a challenging time for the company.  She joined YVW in 2015 and was previously divisional manager for services response, where she established a new division that has delivered improved 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

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


YVW completes Lockerbie Main Sewer pipeline

Yarra Valley Water (YVW) has completed the Locerkbie Main Sewer Project: a 9 km sewer pipeline between Donnybrook and Beveridge to cater for growth in Melbourne’s north.  The Lockerbie Main Sewer collects and transfers sewage flows from a majority of the proposed new developments and communities in the Donnybrook, Beveridge and Lockerbie area.  According to Read More


Ballarat Sewer Build Stage 1 complete

Central Highlands Water (CHW) has successfully completed Stage 1 of the Ballarat Sewer Build.  Stage 1 of the project commenced in April 2021 and required an investment of more than $25 million into the Ballarat region.  The team at CHW faced many challenges throughout the project including construction interruptions due to COVID-19 and severe weather Read More

JAYDO excavator

Trenchless works on Painted Hill sewer upgrade

Yarra Valley Water has appointed JAYDO Construction as its project partners, beginning work onsite on the sewer upgrade in July 2021.  JAYDO Construction has mobilised and commenced works at the Painted Hills Sewage Pump Station and Rising Main Project for Yarra Valley Water.  This project involves constructing a new underground pump station near the intersection Read More

KOR demos machines across regional Victoria

KOR demos machines across regional Victoria

KOR toured parts of East Gippsland last week, demonstrating the company’s Cappellotto and Schwarze units, plus cleaning accessories from KEG Kanalreinigungstechnik. A team from the company’s Mulgrave base, in Melbourne’s southeast, visited a number of towns as part of the trip, including Morwell, Sale, Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. KOR has an extensive range of vacuum and hydro Read More

Melbourne Water new Managing Director Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo

Melbourne Water appoints first female MD

Dr Di Lorenzo joined Melbourne Water in July 2019 as the executive general manager of service delivery and has played a critical role in reshaping the organisation.  Prior to her position at Melbourne Water, Di Lorenzo held the title of chief executive officer at City of Moreland.  She holds engineering qualifications, is vastly experienced in Read More