Engineered products designed to last

Plastic pipes have transformed the way people live, delivering essential services and utilities to homes and communities. A long service life is critical for infrastructure. However, many people don’t realise how plastic pipe systems align with the three key principals of a circular economy: Designing out waste and pollution: This is largely the result of Read More

Water pipes

Beechworth sewers inch closer to completion

The Beechworth sewer system is being upgraded to address sewage overflows after heavy rain events. The project involves a new sewer transfer pipe being constructed from the bottom of Church Street, along Last Street, Sydney Road and Old Chiltern Road then under the Historic Park to the wastewater treatment plant. Without the upgrade, when prolonged Read More

UV curing of wastewater pipeline

IMPREG Australia’s leading supplier of CIPP liners

The company’s wastewater rehabilitation technologies are considered to be a gold standard solution for trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation. The CIPP liners are distributed worldwide, and were introduced into the Australian market in 2021. Since then, IMPREG has continued to supply its state-of-the-art CIPP liners throughout Australasia. Even when faced with supply chain issues during the Read More

Paul Lavelle Iplex general manager

Iplex Australia appoints new general manager

Dean Fradgley, Fletcher Building Australia’s chief executive, said Lavelle is perfectly placed to lead the Iplex business into the next phase of growth. “Paul has delivered success for Fletcher Building since 2013 in his leadership roles with Laminex and Fletcher Insulation,” said Fradgley. “His strong customer focus, drive for continuous improvement, and ability to influence positive outcomes will Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Upgrade of A01 Rising Main Issued by: Gladstone Regional Council Closing Date: 22 February 2022 Location: Queensland Description: Gladstone Regional Council (the Principal) requires a suitably qualified Contractor to undertake the upgrade of approximately 1.8 kilometre of rising main between the A01 Sewer Pump Station (SPS) and Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant (GWWTP).  Tawa St Water Read More

ASEA releases asbestos guidelines

ASEA releases asbestos guidelines

It is estimated that more than 40,000 km of asbestos-cement (AC) water and sewer pipes remain in the ground across Australia. Installed between the early 1920s to late 1980, these AC pipes are reaching the end of their usable lifespan, requiring maintenance or replacement. The Asbestos-Cement Water and Sewer Pipe Management Guidelines were devised to Read More

Rob Carr's fleet of tunnel boring machines

Rob Carr: Flexibility is the key to success

Backed by more than 30 years’ experience, Rob Carr has become a reputable name for utilities infrastructure and a market leader in microtunnelling and complex underground works.  Since it joined VINCI Group, the company has been able to improve its financial capability to bid, design and construct bigger and more challenging projects.  One of 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

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

Killard building Shoalhaven one pipe at a time

Shoalhaven Water provides water services throughout its local government area of Shoalhaven.  The utility provides safe, clean drinking water, as well as treats wastewater to ensure the best outcomes for the community and the environment.  After weeks of vigorous planning, the project finally kicked off on Monday November 8 and will continue into February 2022. Read More

CCF National Earth Awards

“Best of the best” represented at CCF National Earth Awards

Chief executive officer of the CFF National, Chris Melham, said the CCF National Earth Awards were the most prestigious awards in civil infrastructure that recognised project excellence. “The award finalists are comprised of winners of each of the state and territory award categories, and so the projects being recognised at the CCF National Earth Awards 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

Lockerbie Sewer Mains Project

YVW works with elders on Lockerbie Sewer Main

Construction activities commenced in March 2020 for the 9 km sewer pipeline between Donnybrook and Beveridge, with the sewer expected online by the end of the year.  The Victorian Planning Authority is predicting that by 2050 the area will be home to around 300,000 people , and the pipeline is expected to cater for this 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

drinking water pipeline for Pioneer

TasWater to develop Pioneer pipeline

The pipeline will be a long-term drinking water supply solution for the region, and TasWater said the solution was identified ‘after careful consideration, research and work with the community’.  Pioneer’s tap water was deemed unfit to drink in 2012 after TasWater tests showed unsafe levels of cadmium and lead. TasWater installed drinking water tanks at Read More

Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

$5 million for Tasmanian water pipeline

The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water announced $5 million in federal funding for the South Arm Recycled Water Pipeline provided as part of the $180 million National Water Grid Connections pathway.  The funding pathway is delivered under the $3.5 billion National Water Grid Fund established by the Australian Government as a rolling 10 Read More

Primus Line, Baker Hughes partnership

Baker Hughes, Primus Line partner up

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the new pipeline application with the intention of offering their combined customer base a more cost-effective option for pipeline repair and replacement. The collaboration also intends to repurpose existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation.  Under the MOU, Baker Hughes and Primus Line 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

Auckland city skyline

Upgrades to Auckland stormwater outfall

McConnell Dowell has announced construction on the new Ports of Auckland Outfall Upgrade Project will begin in late 2021.  The company was awarded the contract by Auckland Council in 2019 because of its extensive track record in marine outfall construction using trenches methodologies.  The project will construct the last and most challenging section of the Read More


Ballarat CBD sewer line installed

Ballarat’s two largest sewer lines, Ballarat East and Ballarat South, were constructed almost 100 years ago. These sewer lines are now in the process of upgrade, where both will be duplicated over the next 3-5 years with the new lines installed parallel to the existing sewer. Central Highlands Water (CHW) has invested $25 million into Read More

Planning approval granted for desalination plant, pipeline

This week, the New South Wales Government approved Hunter Water’ s plans for a desalination plant at Belmont as a drought response measure.     The plans are a reaction to water storage levels in the Lower Hunter, which recently reached its lowest point in nearly 40 years.   The plant is designed to produce up to 30 million L of drinking water per day in response Read More

Adept microtunnelling works on track

Adept specialises in the supply and installation of water and sewerage drainage pipelines around Victoria.   The company said it has dedicated months in planning to major water, sewer and drainage upgrades in Truganina in consultation with clients Becon Constructions, BP, Charter Keck Cramer and City West Water.    ‘Our highly advanced microtunneling equipment and highly skilled team [were] the reason Adept Read More

Customised to suit all needs

The company’s quality PE pipes have supported countless projects around the country and have continually proven to be compatible with trenchless methods of construction. Australian Custom Pipes (ACP) is committed to providing the highest quality PE pipe available, complemented by the best and most dedicated customer service and support. The company can provide bore pipe Read More

Pullback completed in NT

The project is replacing a short section of smaller diameter pipeline on the existing Channel Island Bridge with a pipeline to be installed under Darwin Harbour using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). This week, HDI Lucas reported the team had completed the HDD project despite a variety of challenges onsite. “[The] 200 mpa+ rock, compound curve, Read More

McConnell Dowell gets creative on NZ storage pipeline

The complex project involves the construction of a new stormwater storage pipeline which will help provide a better life for people, birds and marine life in the region.  The St Marys Bay Area Water Quality Improvement project secured another win with the completion of the last tunnelling drive at the end of 2020. Hinehōaka, the Read More

WATCH: New Melbourne sewer pipeline on track

The Yarra Valley Water (YVW) project involves the construction of a 9 km sewer pipeline between Donnybrook and Beveridge in Melbourne’s north. On completion, the pipeline will incorporate up to 14 branch sewer connection points to service future developments and collect and transfer wastewater from the existing Wallan Sewage Treatment Plant.   JAYDO reported this Read More