After the storm: what the floods have taught us

The feedback from water managers around recent flood events has been characterised by shock and awe. Furthermore, it has been about how can stormwater infrastructure ever cope with the levels of water that submerged parts of towns and cities such as Byron Bay and Lismore, Brisbane and Sydney experienced. Of course, there is no single Read More

Interflow after the storm

Nevertheless, the company is committed to approaching the situation in a way that can further mitigate risk and prepare for similar events in the future. Feedback from water managers in recently flooded areas has been characterised by shock and awe. Likewise, much of the feedback has been centred on how stormwater infrastructure is supposed to 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

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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

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW  has successfully delivered the Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project after two years of construction.  The project involved the creation of a new 10 km section pipe and 17 new sewer maintenance holes under parkland and road reserves in the Doreen, Yarrambat and Diamond Creek areas. The new sewerage infrastructure will service properties in Read More

lower hutt, wellington

Microtunnelling contract awarded for pipeline duplication

The Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant Pipe Duplication is located in the Lower Hutt region of New Zealand.  Local utility Wellington Water is working on behalf of Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council jointly, duplicating the existing water main by installing a new 1200 m long, 1000 mm diameter rising main 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

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Domestic wastewater pipeline renewals 2021/22  Issued by: Gisborne District Council Closing Date: 10 December 2021 Location: New Zealand Description: The request for proposal is an invitation to suitably qualified suppliers to submit a proposal for the renewal of existing domestic wastewater pipeline (trenchless). Horizontal directional drilling to provide services to Horsham Nature Play Park Issued 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

Picote Solutions tiger twister

The power of Picote Solutions tools and equipment

Picote Solutions’ tools and equipment were recently put to the test at a busy urban site in the United Kingdom where they successfully made a difficult task, possible. With offices in Finland, USA and UK, Picote Solutions is known all over the world as an innovative manufacturer of quality pipe cleaning and rehabilitation machines and Read More

85 years of Interflow

Interflow celebrates 85 years

Throughout its history, Interflow has pioneered technologies and renewal methods that have been well received for their innovation. The company was founded in 1936 by Harold ‘Bill’ Weaver, whose mission it was to support the growth of budding communities along the east coast of Australia. Weaver and his original team at Interflow constructed water, sewerage 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

Interflow at the IPWEAQ awards

Interflow takes home excellence

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) represents persons involved in managing, maintaining and operating local government and public works infrastructure and services to the community.   Interflow was recognised alongside Sunshine Coast Council’s Stormwater Assets Team for its work on the Renewal of the Amarina Culvert project.  Sunshine Coast Council’s stormwater management asset Read More

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Region Review: NSW rolls on through COVID storm

Western Sydney Airport Metro approved Tunnel boring machines are expected in the ground by the end of 2023 after the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project received planning approval from the NSW Government in July 2021. Major construction is scheduled to commence in the coming months, with tunnelling contracts awarded by the end of the Read More

Construction to return

Return for construction

The mandatory industry shutdown over Melbourne and other local government areas was enforced on 20 September after concerns the state had seen multiple outbreaks linked to construction sites.  The Victorian Government said it has worked closely with the industry to develop a plan for reopening the sector based on recommendations laid out by the Health Department.  Read More

Aussie Trenchless protects stormwater culverts

Ahead of the curve

The team at Aussie Trenchless is passionate about progressing future infrastructure opportunities and accomplishing superior outcomes. Headquartered in New South Wales, Director Chris Meredith and the team are committed to pioneering state-of-the-art solutions and furthering businesses in the trenchless industry. Founded in 2014, the company offers a range of unique products in Australia and internationally. Read More

Watercare Central Interceptor TBM

Watercare projects pick up

Watercare’s projects have picked up across Auckland City, with works resuming on the NZD$1.2 billion (AUD $1.14 billion) Central Interceptor wastewater project. Work came grinding to a halt after Auckland was placed under level 4 restrictions last month, under which only minimal work involving the two Central Interceptor tunnel boring machines (TBMs) were allowed to Read More

SECA eCityJet

SECA unveils world-first electric water jetter

Sewer Equipment Company Australia (SECA) is a distributor of sewer, pipeline and plumbing equipment. The company is Australia’s leading supplier of equipment for the cleaning, testing, inspection and rehabilitation of pipes, sewers and drains. Established in 1967, the company has been operational for more than 50 years of service, providing superior support and industry expertise. Read More

kwik-ZIP spaces on 355 mm HDPE pipe

Zipping past the competition

For seamless water mains upgrades, spacers are key for maintaining the position of a carrier pipe with a casing. They facilitate sliplining, increase ease of installation, and protect the carrier pipe to reduce likelihood of damage. The use of kwik-ZIP casing spacer and centraliser systems helps contractors to comply with the numerous regulations that require Read More

AltLining SMS with a CIPM liner installed.

The superior alternative in SMS rehab

Traditional sewer maintenance structure (SMS), or manhole, rehabilitation can be costly and time consuming. But one company has devised a method for cured-in-place manhole (CIPM) liners that minimises downtime and reduces environmental impact, removing the need for excavation. Alternative Lining Technologies uses trenchless methodologies to install CIPM liners that form impervious barriers between corrosive gases Read More

Asset Training helps operators undergo verification

Australia’s first online drain cleaning refresher

Aqua Assets provides water and waste management services to businesses in the utility, construction, engineering and trade sectors. Services include civil works, non-destructive digging, vacuum loading, CCTV, drain cleaning and pipeline rehabilitation. Aqua Assets subsidiary Asset Training is specially dedicated to providing training in water and waste management and industrial maintenance services. This registered training Read More

Bohrtec machine guides sewer works

Bohrtec machine guides sewer works

In 2019, Downer Pipetech was engaged by Sydney Water to install 870 m of 226 mm uPVC sewer main for the future developments in the Spring Farm residential area of New South Wales. With the project requiring the completion of 10 under bore sections, Downer engaged auger boring specialist Bortec Laser Bore from Narellan NSW, 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

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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

construction workers closing site with hazard tape

Victorian Government shuts down construction

Other areas include the City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire.  The shutdown was effective from 11.59 pm on Monday,  September 20 and involves complete site closures, with exemptions only available to workers responding to emergencies or performing urgent and essential work. An amnesty will be put in place Read More

Diamond Bay, NSW

Sydney Water announces wastewater project partners

Sydney Water announced it has partnered with Comdain Infrastructure and WSP on the Refresh Vaucluse and Diamond Bay project. The project is intended to stop the continuous flow of untreated water from three ocean outfalls at Vaucluse, Dover Heights and Diamond Bay. By re-directing wastewater flows from these catchments to the nearby Bondi treatment plant, Read More