Forrestfield-Airport Link hits new milestone

TMB Grace has now tunnelled more than 5.6 km and installed more than 3,300 rings, while TBM Sandy has tunnelled more than 4.8 km and 2,800 rings following relaunch after achieving breakthrough at Redcliffe Station in July. At the Redcliffe location, temporary tunnel segments that helped guide the TBM into the station are being dismantled Read More

Consortium wins $463M contract

Under the contract, awarded by the NSW Government, the Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon consortium will build the new Sydney Metro City and Southwest’s Pitt Street Station as part of Australia’s biggest public transport project. The station development will provide a 250 m long underground station at Pitt Street, running from Park Street to Read More

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Sewer relining BrewarrinaIssued by: Brewarrina Shire CouncilClosing date: 30 September 2019Location: New South WalesDescription: The council are inviting tenders for the relining and excavation of condition four and five sewer mains. Sewer infrastructureIssued by: Canberra Region Joint OrganisationClosing date: 8 October 2019Location: New South WalesDescription: Goulburn Mulwaree Council is seeking tenders from suitably qualified contractors Read More

Infrastructure Australia report finds investment is required

Infrastructure Australia, is the country’s independent infrastructure advisor, advising governments, industry and the community on the investments and reforms needed to deliver better infrastructure. The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit presents a forward-looking view of the infrastructure challenges and opportunities over the next 15 years and beyond, examining the infrastructure needs of the Australian community and Read More

2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under an unmissable event

In its almost 20-year history, No-Dig Down Under has grown to become one of the most important, and largest, trenchless technology events in the world. Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, the event – supported by ASTT – will feature, a world-class conference program, the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history and training Read More

Rail investigations begin at Box Hill

The next phase in the Victorian capital’s AU$50 billion project – announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in September 2018 – will see works begin across Melbourne’s southeast, with the geotechnical investigations to involve drilling boreholes of depths between 30 and 60 m to extract rock and soil, which will then be tested for composition Read More

NSW conference to dissect future projects

The 11th Annual NSW Major Project Conference, taking placein Sydney, Australia on 17–18 September 2019, will highlight the region’s largest infrastructure projects and upgrades and will involve more than 25 speakers and policy makers from government and the private sectors discussing the industry. The conference comes at a pivotal time for the state, with a Read More

WATCH: Second TBM breaks through in Perth

Sandy’s 7 m diameter cutter head excavated into Redcliffe Station, the second time the 130 m long machine had surfaced since leaving Forrestfield. On its journey, the TBM has tunnelled 4.5 km and installed more than 2,750 rings to form Tunnel Two. Maintenance works began shortly after the machine’s arrival, including the testing of mechanical Read More

CRL celebrates completion of first stage

Working since December 2015, the Connectus – a joint venture of McConnell Dowell and Downer –has installed 362 reinforced concrete piles around the future CRL twin tunnels. “Construction like this in the middle of a city is never easy for anyone – but we have taken a big step towards building a project that will Read More

CRR awards major contract

Cross River Rail is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Queensland, installing a 10.2 km railway – with 5.9 km tunnelled under the Brisbane river and CBD – to connect the northern and southern rail networks and add four new inner-city stations. The Pulse consortium – comprising CIMIC Group, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors Read More

TBM assembly starts for Melbourne Metro Tunnel

On 5 June, Rail Projects Victoria announced that the first piece of the TBM, named Joan for Victoria’s first female premier Joan Kirner, had been lowered into the North Melbourne station box. The pieces will be lowered into the shaft where the machine will be assembled, before the construction crew tests the machine. Each machine Read More

ASTT Training Courses increasing trenchless knowledge

Originally developing by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), the ASTT has licensed the training courses and adapted the material for Australasian audiences. CIPP Good Practices Course Instructor: Chris Macey, AECOM North America Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is one of the most widely used and accepted pipeline rehabilitation methods. It is cost-effective, increases flow Read More

Cross River Rail moves onto next stage

This stage, known as the Request for Project Change, allows members of the public to contribute to changes to the project in order to increase the accessibility and efficiency of the transport network. Cross River Rail is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Queensland, connecting the northern and southern rail networks in Read More

Adept Civil Group completes reticulation connection

The construction, which took place around the clock over a period of five days, was adjacent to a busy road used by trucks accessing Melbourne’s port. Construction has started on the West Gate Tunnel Project, which will provide Melbourne, Victoria with a second river crossing, facilitating better commuter access and taking thousands of trucks off Read More

Registrations open for major projects conference

Hosted at the Sydney International Convention Centre, the conference, which highlights the state’s largest projects and infrastructure upgrades, is expected to draw more than 250 delegates. Following the state election and a record investment of AU$89.7 billion, including an increase of AU$2.5 billion since the most recent budget, the state is expected to have more major Read More

sydney metro

Sydney Metro set to transform public transport

The AU$2.81 billion project is using five tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to construct twin 15.5 km metro tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, resulting in the first rail tunnels under Sydney Harbour. Mr Barr said John Holland was proud to have helped make Australia’s first driverless metro a reality. “More than a thousand men and women Read More

Submit your nominations for the ASTT Awards

The biennial awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry. The deadline for nominations is 1 July 2019. Categories The five categories for nomination are outlined below; nominees must be current members and member companies. Rehabilitation Project of the Year This award recognises innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health Read More

TBM breaks through in Perth

TBM Grace has completed the 4.6 km journey from Forrestfield, which started in mid-2017, and broke through at Redcliffe earlier this month. Before the TBM could break through into the station box it needed to tunnel through the dry box, an underground structure located adjacent to the station wall which helped to correctly pressurise Read More

West Gate TBM sets sail for Melbourne

In a journey expected to take approximately four weeks, TBM Vida is making its way to Melbourne from Nansha, China in order to join its ‘sister’ TBM Bella, which will begin its tunnelling duties in the middle of this year. Upon arrival at the Port of the Melbourne, the Vida will be reassembled from the Read More

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Stormwater network inspection and condition assessment program Issued by: City of Gold Coast Closing date: 15 May 2019 Location: Queensland Description: The contractor is to provide resources to undertake programmed and emergent inspections and assessment of the city’s stormwater pipelines and associated maintenance holes and pits. Swan Hill area – water main maintenance, repair and replacement Issued by: Lower Murray Read More

Events focuses on rail projects

The annual event, taking place in Melbourne on 1–2 May 2019, is one of Victoria’s largest transport infrastructure conferences, attracting upwards of 250 delegates each year. Following the success of past events, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Transporting Victoria forward’. Rail projects are a key focus of this year’s event, including presentations on Read More

Quality surveying for Victoria’s largest road infrastructure project

The company supplied its client with a Quality Level A survey of underground utilities that conflicted with the alignment of the road, ensuring the planned construction can progress without incident or disruption to the community. Construction of the North East Link recently started on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria. The new freeway, desperately required to Read More

Deadline for updating directory listings extended

The directory is an invaluable print and online reference tool that lists companies involved in the industry in alphabetical order, as well as listing companies in groups according to the products and services they offer. A basic listing in the directory is free and guaranteed for all ASTT members, as well as supporters of Trenchless Australasia magazine. Read More

Tunnelling project hits milestones

The West Gate Tunnel Project will upgrade the West Gate Freeway and link it to the city and CityLink, providing road users with an alternative to the West Gate Bridge. In preparation for the beginning of major tunnelling works in 2019, the North Yarra Main Sewer – a 100-year-old, 2.6 m diameter brick sewer routed Read More

Transport infrastructure conference returning to Melbourne

The annual event is one of Victoria’s largest transport infrastructure conferences, attracting upwards of 250 delegates each year. Following the success of past events, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Transporting Victoria forward’. In 2019, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will feature presentations that discuss the prioritisation, planning and delivery of critical transport infrastructure Read More

CRRDA selects preferred JVs

The Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) announced the award of Cross River Rail’s two major contracts: the tunnel, stations and development (TSD) and the rail, integration and systems (RIS) packages. The announcement comes after the shortlist for the project – which will connect the northern and southern rail networks in Brisbane’s CBD and add four Read More