Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

5ELEM, NordiTube expand globally

Leading Chinese manufacturer 5ELEM has become the main shareholder in NordiTube Technologies, strengthening a partnership whose presence will be felt globally in the trenchless industry. Cooperation between the two companies has been going strong ever since the signing of a master licence for the Chinese market in July 2020. Jan Luksch, Managing Director of NordiTube Read More

New Chairman for AUSJET/ADCVA

Peter Jones has stepped down as Chairman of the Board for AUSJET/ADCVA and welcomed Lance McKay to the role. As the business development manager at Cleanaway, McKay has garnered resect within the industry as a person with a strong knowledge foundation. A member of the Board since 2018, he now takes the reins as things Read More

Hard-work and loyalty comes first at Ditch Witch CEA and Walker and Gray Earthworks

Dedicated to delivering expert advice to its customers, Ditch Witch CEA has helped businesses like Walker and Gray Earthworks establish themselves as reputable contractors throughout the trenchless industry. Walker and Gray Earthworks has come to be recognised as one of the leading and most well-respected directional drilling companies in the whole of South Australia and Read More

IA forecasts infrastructure boom

Andris Krumins reflects on his career in the trenchless industry

In a bid to celebrate the achievements and growth of the trenchless industry and the ASTT, Trenchless Australasia will be running a new question and answer segment featuring an ASTT member. In this edition, the August Trenchless Pioneer is Andris Krumins, a retired civil engineer. This is his story. In your own words, how would you Read More

New execs for Interflow’s team

New Chief Financial Officer, Tracy Black. Image: Interflow Tracy Black, Interflow’s new chief financial officer, just recently joined the company. With her strong history of developing people and businesses, Tracy also has a proven track record of improving processes and helping businesses meet their financial goals across a number of industries. Read More

New Federal Infrastructure Minister confirmed

King said she was ready to pull on the safety boots and get to work in a recent Twitter post. “As the first female Federal Infrastructure Minister and as part of a diverse ministry, I can’t wait to get to work with my state and territory colleagues,” she said. First elected to Federal Parliament in 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


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


Watercare appoints new director

The council identified a need for additional resources in stakeholder engagement and customer communications on the Watercare board.  This appointment has been approved by a panel represented by the mayor and independent Maori statutory board chair.  Councillor Chris Darby represented the committee on the interview panel and welcomed the new appointment. “The interview panel was Read More

YVW new general manager

TasWater hires new CEO

Theo has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, which includes roles at City West Water, GHD and Brisbane Water.  TasWater board chairman Dr Stephen Gumley said Theo challenges the status quo to deliver sustainable outcomes that benefit customers, the environment, stakeholders and employees.  “George has overseen transformation in the way businesses approach productivity improvements, capital planning and delivery, 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

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

North East Water Managing Director Jo Murdoch

North East Water appoints new managing director

Chairperson Cath Botta said the appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process. “Jo has more than 20 years of experience in the water, local government and media sectors, with the last four years as an executive at Barwon Water in Geelong”, said Botta.  “The board identified her servicing of regional communities and her focus on customer 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

IA forecasts infrastructure boom

IA forecasts shortages for infrastructure boom

IA is an independent government advisor providing research to support decision makers in better understanding the capacity of the market, and to deliver the forward infrastructure pipeline.  IA predicts that by mid-2023 more than 105,000 jobs could go unfilled as governments attempt to deliver big infrastructure agendas over the next five years.  In the wake 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

YVW new general manager

WaterNSW chair steps down

Anne McDonald was first appointed chair of the WaterNSW board in March 2016 before being reappointed with unanimous backing in 2019.  During her tenure, McDonald led the organisation through historic events including a record drought, the Black Summer bushfires, a one-in-twenty-year rain event in metropolitan catchments in 2019-20, and through the effects of COVID-19.  Major 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

Urban Utilities CEO

Urban Utilities CEO steps down

Urban Utilities was formed in 2010 from the merging of five local council water businesses to establish one of Australia’s largest water utilities companies.  Chief executive officer (CEO) Louise Dudley has announced that after 10 years at the helm, she will be stepping down in August 2022.  Urban Utilities chair Bronwyn Morris said Dudley is 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

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Sydney Water announces new chair

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey announced the appointment of Grant King as Chair of Sydney Water Corporation, replacing outgoing Chair Bruce Morgan. Mr Morgan will step down on 30 September, having held the position since 2013, with Mr King taking over from 1 October.  Mr King was previously the Non-executive Director for Read More

Inaugural TasWater CEO steps down

“Michael has provided extraordinary leadership and service to the water and sewerage sector in Tasmania,” said Dr Gumley.  In 2013, following the largest economic reform undertaken in Tasmania, Mr Brewster was appointed TasWater CEO, leading the organisation and the transfer of more than 600 staff and $2 billion in water and sewerage assets.    In 2016, Read More

An asset to industry

Its Registered Training Organisation, Asset Training, is dedicated to providing specific training in wastewater management and industrial maintenance services. Asset Training is fully equipped to deliver its training courses Australia-wide. All trainers are experienced with VET accreditation and a passion for providing exceptional and comprehensive training with hopes of improving the wastewater management and industrial Read More

Limited opportunities available to be part of trenchless history

This year marks 30 years since the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology was incorporated, and to celebrate the team behind Trenchless Australasia is putting together a commemorative book. The 30th Anniversary Book will include the history and development of the trenchless industry in Australasia, including key projects, people, companies and innovations. Advertising in the publication Read More

No-Dig social schedule confirmed

No-Dig Down Under 2021 will kick off on Tuesday 5 October with the Official Exhibition Opening held in the trade hall. On the night of Wednesday 6 October, join Vermeer Australia for a boat cruise on Sydney Harbour, and on Thursday 7 October the ASTT will hold their coveted Awards and Gala Dinner, sponsored by Bothar Group. The social Read More

GWW announces board

GWW will integarate Victorian utilities City West Water (CWW) and Western Water (WW) in a move the state government said will help handle the demands of population growth and new infrastructure in Melbourne’s west.   Mr Middleton has been Chair of CWW for the past six years and will be supported by WW Directors Llewellyn Prain, Claire Filson and Liza McDonald, while CWW Directors Bruce Read More