Central Coast Council sets precedent with ROV

Central Coast Council recently performed a high-risk inspection of the Mangrove Creek Dam diversion tunnel that was anything but routine. The diversion tunnel, which is over 30 years old, is 415 m long with a diameter of 2.3 m.  The last person-entry occurred during commissioning in 1989.  While the Central Coast Council’s current team are Read More

Underground Magnetics adapts to evolving HDD industry

By empowering customers with efficient and effective locating technologies, Underground Magnetics has become a trusted partner of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. HDD has allowed for an ever-growing network of gas and water pipelines, fibre optic and electrical cables; however, with this growth, underground right-of-ways are becoming more crowded. As networks of underground infrastructure Read More


Rangedale Drainage & Industrial Services offers quality drain maintenance for any industry

In 2019, Rangedale Group launched Rangedale Drainage and Industrial Services (RDI) – a locally owned arm of the business focusing on servicing regional Victorian and New South Wales markets. This division of the group has extensive experience in heavy industrial cleaning, high pressure water jetting applications, pipeline CCTV, jet cleaning, relining, Smart Lock installation and Read More


No-Dig Down Under postponed

No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology.  Previously, No-Dig was scheduled to be held from 8-11 March at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.  Due to rising hospitalisations and high Omicron case numbers across New South Wales and other states, the Australian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), along with No-Dig organisers, has Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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


ASTT offers courses at NDDU

Originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), the ASTT has licensed the training courses and adapted the material for Australasian audiences.  The courses are considered the global industry standard for trenchless technology education.  The training courses include: Sewer Laterals Good Practices Horizontal Direction Drilling (HDD) Good Practices New Installation Methods Good Read More

Outgoing Infrastructure Victoria CEO Michel Masson

Infrastructure Victoria CEO steps down

“It is with mixed feelings that I confirm Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural CEO, Michel Masson, will end his tenure with the organisation at the end of this month,” a spokesperson for the company stated.  Masson led the company from 2016 to present, during which time he established Infrastructure Victoria as an independent voice on a range Read More

MATES in Construction with Interflow’s South Australian team.

Destigmatising mental health in construction

In Australia, construction workers are more than twice as likely to die by suicide than the general population. The construction sector employs more than 1 million Australians, making it one of the largest employing industries in the country. There are well-documented factors that contribute to the industry’s elevated suicide rates among workers, including limited job Read More

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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

NSW reopens construction sector

As of 31 July, construction will resume in Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.     Deputy Premier John Barilaro said there would be a limit of up to two workers for indoor services and five workers for outdoor.   Safety measures such as controls on movements between sites, reduced contact between workers within sites and improved tracing Read More

Edge Underground’s guide to safety

At Edge Underground, safety begins with using the best equipment available – such as the AXIS guided boring system.   Consideration of safety issues is an integral part of the initial stage of the planning process for any construction project and helps to shape the tendering process.   Equipment plays a key role in creating this safe Read More

Metro Tunnel hits milestone

The works took more than two years to complete and included more than 7,700 m3 of concrete and nearly 8,000 t of reinforced steel. Work is now underway to connect the new entrance with the Metro Tunnel’s twin 9km tunnels. All four of the project’s tunnel boring machines are currently digging underground, with approximately three Read More

Expanding the KOR vehicle range

KOR’s commitment to product enhancement and innovation is highlighted with the launch of the latest edition to its hydro excavation offering – the CAP COMBI 3200 CL Hydro 8×4 unit. Adding to the existing CAP COMBI 2600 CC Hydro 6×4 offering, flexible options are available for most businesses operating in the utility locating space.  KOR Read More

The solid choice for hydrovac slurry separation

Hydrovac is a process that creates a slurry mixture of liquid with high solids content, approximately 60 per cent liquid and 40 per cent solids. Unlike conventional excavation, hydrovac excavation does not separate soil horizons; instead, it mobilises potential contaminants through the excavation addition of water (solvent) and agitation. A unique procedure In cooperation with Read More

Making connections with Superior HDD

Too isolated for large populations, and with ground conditions too hard for agriculture, the Northern Beaches’ natural beauty has remained largely intact over the years. With many locals living among the secluded beaches and national park areas and the advent of modern demands, the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to the area via Read More

Metro Tunnel hits tunnelling milestone

Metro Tunnel said major construction is continuing in Domain at the site of the future Anzac Station in its most recent tunnelling update report. In a key milestone for the project, tunnel boring machine (TBM) Alice has now joined TBM Millie on the drive to the CBD after launching from the Anzac Station site in Read More

WestConnex makes strong progress

The M4-M5 Link Tunnels is the first stage of the M4-M5 Link, comprising the construction of the M4-M5 Link Tunnels between the new M4 at Haberfield and the M8 at St Peters and stub tunnels to the Rozelle Interchange. This stage is being managed by WestConnex and Transurban, with an announcement in September 2020 stating Read More

Hunter Water appoints new Chair

Mr Martin said he was excited to take on the new role as Chair at a leading water utility. “With a proud 129-year history, Hunter Water has a well-earned reputation as a leading water utility, and I’m looking forward to working with my board colleagues and the management team to continue the important work of Read More

Vermeer’s HDD event returns

Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person, hands-on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) event is now back on the calendar with Vermeer’s popular series kicking off in Brisbane next week. Next Thursday and Friday (11-12 February) Vermeer’s Brisbane team will be running the event in Richlands, QLD. HDD: Hands On will give attendees an experience Read More

QDS celebrates 21st year

Queensland Drilling Sales & Supplies (QDS) was established by Grant Spaninks, an industry veteran who had a lengthy career laying gas mains in Victoria before eventually relocating to Queensland in 1995. Grant found himself holding one of the first contracts in the steerable installation of new pipelines ducts and cables for the cable television rollout Read More

Tunnelling completed on NZ project

The MTBM has recently been used in the Snells Algies Ocean Outfall project in the North Island, where it had a achieved a new world record of 2,021 m for the longest single drive by a Direct Pipe® MTBM earlier in 2020. After Snells Algies Ocean Outfall, the MTBM was quickly re-mobilised at the Westland Read More

Metro Tunnel continues station works

From the end of January through late 2022, works will be undertaken at the eastern end of the Grattan Street site to construct the east tunnel ventilation shaft (TVS) which will assist with balancing air pressure within the tunnel. Preparatory works will also commence from 1 February to enable the construction of the Parkville Station Read More

Servicing the industry’s creative needs

10 years ago, Daniel Leitch found himself working all week long as a driller operating horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machinery and spending his weekends building custom solutions for the industry. Mr Leitch says once HDD Solutions was born, it developed alongside both the industry and his own career. Once he got into the civil engineering Read More

WATCH: Sydney Water turns to robotics

Inspecting large wastewater pipes is a difficult task and, despite stringent safety requirements, remains one of the most dangerous tasks Sydney Water undertakes. Regardless of these difficulties, wastewater inspections are essential to provide the information required to budget and prioritise repairs and maintenance, which prevent leaks, blockages and overflows. Sydney Water said it has been 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

Asset inspections protect major pipeline

More than 60 t of rock and soil has been chipped away and removed from the underground tunnel to protect a bulk water pipeline in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The 2.5 km tunnel is located beneath the Blackall Range and houses a pipeline that transports water from Baroon Pocket Dam to the Landers Shute Water Read More