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

Vacuum excavation: a safer and more environmentally friendly solution

Founded in 2021 by Dannielle and Jason James to work alongside their company Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, James Vac Solutions also operates as an independent hire for a range of projects.  Dannielle and Jason have run their multi-ward winning trenchless business, Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, since 2013. The company provides specialist, innovative trenchless technology for Read More


Nacap continue work in PNG

Nacap is a specialist engineering firm that services clients from a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, water, renewables and power. The company has maintained a strong presence in PNG since 2017, where is services local oil, gas and mining projects. With headquarters in Port Moresby, on the south east of the island, Read More

Picote Solutions Extends its Range with Battery Operated Solutions for Domestic Plumbers

The Picote Solutions name is firmly cemented in the trenchless industry for their game-changing pipeline rehabilitation solutions, but their latest range has demonstrated their ability to pivot to meet the needs of their customers working as contractors or small business owners. Tom, International Business Development Manager from Picote Solutions UK loves the Picote Battery Powered Read More

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Government funding available for trenchless certificates

Running for 12-24 months, depending on experience, Certificate III Trenchless Technology is a unique apprenticeship, designed for individuals working within the civil construction industry, using forms of trenchless within their work environment. This course covers a range of industry-specific core units of competency designed to ensure trainees understand how to plan and undertake work requirements, Read More

Industry leaders contribute to localising trenchless training course

Facilitated by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), the North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NASTT) New Installation Training Course has been localised with the assistance from companies such as Bothar Boring, Rob Carr, Pezzimenti Tunnelbore, Edge Underground, HDI Lucas and many more. The resulting training course will be presented for the first time Read More

No-Dig Down Under

Spoilt for choice at the No-Dig Down Under conference

NDDU is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. Trenchless technology is important for installing new services, as well as rehabilitating and maintaining existing pipelines and infrastructure, without having to dig multiple trenches, disturbing traffic, business and residential locations. With major utilities located underground and requiring ongoing upkeep and extension, Read More


WSAA welcomes release of final flushable products standard

Executive Director of WSAA, Adam Lovell was excited by the release of the Australian and New Zealand standard. “One of the first of its kind internationally, it is the result of ground-breaking collaboration between manufacturers, water utilities, peak bodies and consumer groups,” he said. “We know others internationally have been watching the development of this Read More

PEF Commercial Finance

PEF offers tax deduction for eligible businesses

As of 19 May 2022, PEF announced that companies may be able to claim a tax deduction for the full cost of eligible depreciating business equipment and vehicles. According to PEF, in order to be eligible to claim the deduction assets must be held and used or installed and ready for use between 7 October 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

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

In a statement last month, Addtech’s business area manager Daniel Prelevic said that the acquisition of Impulse Radar would be mutually beneficial. “ImpulseRadar complements Addtech’s existing operations within the Industrial Solutions business area, specifically the infrastructure segment,” he said. “We are delighted to conclude the signing and welcome them to the Addtech Group.” The management Read More

Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

SA Water to monitor Blue Lake groundwater supply

Located in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is a volcanic crater made of porous limestone. It contains a considerable amount of groundwater – around 36 gigalitres – which seeps through the limestone from local aquifer systems. Amanda Lewry, the general manager of sustainable infrastructure at SA Water, said that the bores will help determine how 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

CEO steps down; empty boardroom

Secure your listing in this year’s Australasian Trenchless Directory

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

CCF survey advocates for industry training

CCF survey advocates for industry training

The National Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is calling for those in the civil construction sector to complete the Skills and Capacity Survey 2021. CCF aims to present the study’s finding to the Federal Government to advocate for measures that will enhance training and skills development in the industry. The federation believes such training will support Read More

CRL under Auckland city

Works on hold for Auckland supercity

Watercare commenced works on the Central Interceptor project in Māngere last month, with the 14.7 km sewer tunnel to run from Grey Lynn to the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant and expected to be completed in 2025.  Once completed, it will be the longest bored wastewater tunnel in New Zealand.  According to the Executive Program Director Read More

Auckland city skyline

Watercare outlines NZ$18.5b plan

Earlier this month, the company released its Asset Management Plan (2021-2041) which outlines how Watercare will deliver new water sources and infrastructure, as well as renew and expand its wastewater network, to cater for Auckland’s expanding population. The city is anticipated to have approximately 476,000 more residents over the coming 20 years and Watercare Chief 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

SA unveils T2D launch site

The 10.5 km T2D project is the final piece of the multi-billion-dollar 78 km North-South Corridor which will help unlock Adelaide’s transport network by providing a non-stop connection between Gawler and Old Noarlunga, with links to the port and airport precincts. This week, the SA Government revealed a purpose-built site near Tonsley Boulevard will be Read More

TRACTO breaks harder ground with JLM Underground Solutions

The GRUNDODRILL 18ACS is no exception, with impressive capabilities to drill through all tough geological conditions, including firm rock formations. Headquartered in Germany with a presence the world over, TRACTO-TECHNIK produces machines and accessories for the underground installation and renewal of pipelines with a focus on innovation and efficiency.  Among its wide range of products is Read More

CIMIC wins preferred bidder status for North East Link

The project will include three-lane twin tunnels approximately 6 km in length which will aim to close the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. It will connect the Metropolitan ring road (M80) and the Eastern Freeway (M3), completing a ring road around Melbourne that includes the Monash Freeway (M1). CIMIC’s umbrella includes Pacific Partnerships, CPB Read More

SA Water installs new Murray Bridge water main

Main installations begin at Cadell

The new main is on River Terrace in Cadell and is part of the utility’s four-year, $155 million water main management program.   SA Water General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the ongoing investment would ensure a reliable and safe supply of clean water.   “We are using PVC pipes for the majority of our water main replacement program, Read More

No-Dig Down Under on track to be better than ever

Organised by Prime Creative Media in partnership with the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under is the Southern Hemisphere’s only large scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. ASTT President and Queensland Council Representative Ben Crosby said the conference is “a time for the industry to come together, to collaborate, share Read More

Watercare Central Interceptor TBM

WATCH: Inside the Central Interceptor launch shaft

The project is being delivered by the Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture (GAJV) and will comprise nearly 20 km of tunnels, more than 17 shafts, a major pump station and significant wastewater management and network infrastructure works. In July, the project’s 190 m long tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ‘Hiwa-i-te-Rangi’, will begin tunnelling the NZ$1.2 billion Read More

Works underway on Mairangi Bay pump station

The new pump station will be located in Sidmouth Street, Mairangi Bay in Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island and will contain larger pumps and greater underground storage in order to double capacity.  Pipeline and Civil has been contracted for the project which is expected to take up to two years to complete.  The development is part of a wider initiative Read More

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YVW constructing new sewer system

The new piped sewerage system will benefit approximately 300 properties and is being constructed from west to east.  After initial design identified the potential loss of up to 200 trees, the engineering team decided to use trenchless drilling methods to bore beneath ground level which, together with smart pressure sewer technologies, will minimise disruption to the surrounding environment and community.   The project will now Read More