McRoberts restores PST channels at Woodman Point

The Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in Munster, Perth, has experienced deterioration of the concrete structure around its channels due to gas attack. Fixing the damage was broken into two stages. McRoberts Contracting Services (MCS) were brought in on the first stage of the project, which required the lining of a channel totalling 12 Read More

Rob Carr

Rob Carr names new AVN1800

On 19 April, 2022 was a landmark day for the project with the naming ceremony for the company’s new AVN1800 (now named BAKTON) held prior to the TBM’s maiden voyage. The naming ceremony was presented by Rob Carr WA General Manager Andrew Youngs and was attended by senior Water Corporation staff in Steve Ilic, Scott Shand Read More


Vermeer proudly supporting the WA State underground power project

The program, a partnership between the state government and local governments, is now in round six, replacing overhead power lines with a safe and reliable underground network. Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT has been supplying horizontal directional drills (HDD) involved in the project since the early 1990’s. These include trusted models such as the Read More

Spiecapag to deliver KWOL project

Spiecapag to deliver KWOL project

The company will transport more than 11 km of horizontal directional drilling and approximately 1 km of open-cut trenching. Spiecapag said the the community and environmental impacts of this project will be minimised by installing the bulk of the pipeline via trenchless methods. This is after Spiecapag delivered complex horizontal directional drilling works as part Read More

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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

METRONET design for Morley Station Precinct

METRONET moves to final stages

The finalised Concept Master Plan is a blueprint for the long-term urban renewal around the future station over the next 30 years. It details how safe routes for walking and bike riding and improvements to open space areas and development along Walter Road West and Broun Avenue will support key connections to Morley Galleria. Integral Read More

AWA Awards Dinner 2021

AWA announces WA winners

The Australian Water Association’s (AWA) Western Australian Water Awards winners were announced at the Water Dinners on 29 October in Perth.  The association’s chief executive officer Corinne Cheeseman congratulated all the finalists and winners, noting their outstanding achievements and significant contributions.  “AWA’s Water Awards recognise the important and ground-breaking work our members do for the water sector Read More

Water pipes

New pipes for East Fremantle

Water Corporation said works will begin in early November to install around three km of water pipe, in East Fremantle, replacing a section of water main first laid in 1923.  The work is part of the utility’s Pipes for Perth program, which has replaced over 200 km of water mains across the metropolitan area since 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

Rob Carr in the driver’s seat for WA sewer project

Water Corporation of Western Australia awarded Rob Carr a design and construct contract to extend the Quinns Main Sewer, which allows conveyance of wastewater flows from Ellenbrook, running through Clarkson and Neerabup National Park to the Alkimos wastewater treatment plant. “The existing infrastructure can’t handle the expected calculated future flows in the area,” explains Rob Read More

drinking water

Water infrastructure for West Bullsbrook

Residents of the area have previously had to buy bottled water due to the poor quality of groundwater, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Andrew Gee said the scheme will address the problem of per- and poly-fleuroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminating the groundwater.  Minister Gee said the Australian Government had worked with the WA 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

UEA onsite Parmelia Gas Pipeline replacement works

HDD installations on the Parmelia Gas Pipeline

The shifting sands of Perth can add complexity to trenchless projects; however, with good drilling practices and a swift, well-planned schedule, running sand is no obstacle for horizontal directional drilling. The Parmelia Gas Pipeline is a major piece of gas transmission infrastructure linking the Perth gas fields with the Carnarvon Basin and Mondarra Gas Storage Read More

Boretech D24x40S3 for Vermeer WA & NT

Boretech leading WA’s HDD utility installations

Boretech uses top-of-the-line machinery from Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT to continually deliver excellent project results. The company is owned by Patrick Dunne and Stephen Roberts, who, with a vast amount of experience in civils and project management, have built the company’s strong reputation based on its quality installations and OH&S standards. Mr Roberts Read More

Quinns Mindarie surf club after systems upgrades

Quinns Mindarie Surf Club systems upgrade

Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Karen Willis said the upgrade was a way of giving back to the community following the works. “The Mindarie community has been very understanding and patient as we’ve upgraded critical wastewater infrastructure in the area,” Willis said.  Installation and testing of the pipeline was completed earlier this year, 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

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New water mains targeted for Perth’s first reservoir

The McGowan Government has dedicated $7.7 million to upgrading and replacing water mains for Perth’s historic reservoir at Kaarta Gar-up (Mount Eliza) in Kings Park.  The reservoir was constructed in 1891 as Perth’s first reservoir, supplying water to the CBD and western suburbs.  Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the $7.7 million upgrade would 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


Third TBM joins METRONET project

Western Australia Minister for Transport, Planning and Ports Rita Saffioti last week announced the arrival of tunnel boring machine (TBM) ‘Jana’ on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.  TBMs ‘Grace’ and ‘Sandy’ have already been busy at work constructing the Airport Line underground. Jana will be used to drill twin 100 m tunnels under the freight 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

Water security package includes pipeline upgrades

Yesterday, the McGowan Government announced that it has secured $20 million in Commonwealth funding towards a package to improve regional water security. The projects will support farmers in dealing with the consequences of climate change and reduced rainfall. The funding is delivered through the Commonwealth’s National Water Grid Fund Connections pathway and will go towards 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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43 km Denmark pipeline completed

On 3 August, Water Minister Dave Kelly announced the official completion of the Albany to Denmark pipeline.  Denmark’s water supply has been heavily impacted by climate change, and according to Water Corporation, the region has experienced increasingly dry decades since records began in 1911.   Between 2014 and 2019, Denmark recorded four of its five driest winters on Read More

First leak detection dog celebrates birthday

Since joining Water Corporation in 2018, Kep and handler Andrew Blair have surveyed 903 km of water mains and discovered 92 leaks, saving an estimated 880 million L of water.  She marked her birthday with a lunch at Parliament House hosted by Water Minister Dave Kelly, who acknowledged the dog’s great work serving the public.  “Leaks are a reality faced by Read More