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Byron Bay plans $1.4m network upgrade

The Byron Shire Council has provided a $1.4 million grant from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to upgrade Byron Bay’s stormwater drainage network.   The network covers across Lighthouse Road, Paterson Street and Kipling Street.   “We are very excited to be delivering these critical works, which include the construction of kerb and Read More

Rangedale Hi-Rail hits Melbourne underground

Rangedale is one of the market leaders in drain construction, maintenance and repair across Victoria and New South Wales.  This week, the company completed specialised drain cleaning works in Melbourne’s underbelly, with its industrial Hi-Rail Combination unit used to clear and clean pipes on the Metrorail tunnels under the operation of highly trained personnel.  Alongside drain cleaning, the Read More

Primus Line breathes new life into historic trunk main in Brisbane

Earlier this year, Urban Utilities completed a multi-million-dollar rehabilitation project on this 130-year-old pipeline. With the use of the trenchless technology Primus Line®, the project is expected to extend the life of the pipeline by at least 50 years, providing an economical solution with minimal impacts to traffic and nearby businesses and residents.  The Ann Read More

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New tech locates leaks through sound detection

‘Zonescans’ work by listening for leaks that may not be visibly detected.  Around 40 devices have been deployed at regular intervals throughout the water pipeline network and allows TasWater to pinpoint the exact location of leaks through correlation techniques.   The utility’s State of the Industry Report identified unaccounted for water as an area in need of improvement, with most leaks are brought Read More

Quick-Lock remains key to pipe repair

For structural, trenchless pipe repair, the company offers the Quick-Lock solution. The Quick-Lock system has revolutionised sewer rehabilitation through its wide range of applications and strong reliability. Using heavy-gauge 316 stainless steel with infiltration abatement with an EPDM rubber gasket, the Quick-Lock system seals and stabilises damage completely by mechanical means, removing the need for Read More

Indigenous civil construction project wins national award

The Organisational Excellence Award recognises innovative initiatives within the water industry that drive prosperity and sustainability. It also recognises a need for change within the industry and places high value on initiatives that ‘Reimagine our Future’.  Wara Paring Civil was founded through the sharing of Aboriginal culture and history within a safe and respectful environment. Enabling Read More

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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

Rangedale ticks all the boxes

Rangedale is an industry leader in the construction, maintenance and repair of drains across Victoria and New South Wales, with the expertise, capability and scale to complete jobs that other companies can’t. Rangedale runs an extensive and modern fleet of industrial vehicles, along with the latest IBAK cameras, jetting units, combination/vacuum units, excavators, tippers and Read More

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Sewer Main Renewals Program 2021/22 Issued by: Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation Closing Date: 27 July 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Tenders are invited for the Sewer Main Renewals Program 2021/22. This Contract includes sewer main relining works located across GWMWater’s operational region, with the scope of works as follows: Relining of approximately 9,564 m of Read More

Primus Line celebrates 20 years

Primus Line® is a versatile liner system for the transport of liquid and gaseous media. The flexible liner, reinforced with aramid fabric, and the specifically developed connectors form a high-performance solution for the trenchless rehabilitation of pressure pipes or for setting up a robust independently placeable flexible line. Since its official formation five years after Read More

WATCH: Water main renewal time lapse

CWW said Interflow’s renewal on Collins Street took more than 13 weeks to complete, with works undertaken at night. “As the city slept, our crews were out undertaking these vital works to ensure a safe and secure water supply for residents, office workers, local traders, and visitors to Melbourne’s CBD,” said CWW in a social Read More

ASTT Award nominations closing soon

Presented as part No-Dig Down Under’s ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, sponsored by Bothar Boring & Tunnelling, the awards recognise innovation, advancements in technology and environmental benefits within projects, as well as outstanding individuals from across the trenchless industry. Nominations are now open in the following categories: Rehabilitation Project of the Year New Installation Read More

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Provision of Beaufort WWTP Class B Recycled Water Scheme – Transfer Pipeline Issued by: Central Highlands Water Closing Date: 09 July 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Supply and construct approximately 3 km of pipeline, installation of tanks and dam relining works at Beaufort within the CHW service area.  Water main replacement Issued by: Upper Hunter Shire Read More

Interflow wins QLD sewer contract

Awarded by the Southern Downs Regional Council, the contract is for two years with works expected to take approximately four months. Interflow’s works will reduce the risk of failure to the council’s sewer mains and  help avoid hazards like sewer overflow. Additionally, the relining works will restore the integrity of the sewer pipes, prevent collapses Read More

The family line

Established in 1989, M. Tucker & Sons is a civil and trenchless drainage specialist that supplies a holistic service in the utilities and wastewater space, with technological, safety and environmental priorities being the driver towards the company’s reliable reputation. Based in Victoria, M. Tucker & Sons’ clients range from councils across the nation, large organisations Read More

$2.4m Hobart pipeline replacement underway

A 370 m section of the Claremont trunk water pipeline that runs along the Brooker Highway in Berriedale will be replaced in order to ensure water supply to the Tolosa Rervoirs.   “Constructed in 1962, the large 571 mm diameter mild steel cement lined pipe will be removed and replaced in 12 m sections,” said Capital Delivery Office Read More

Seqwater replacing bulk water pipeline

A leak in the pipeline was discovered under the mudflats of MacLeay Island in May, with the Seqwater team mobilising to site immediately to begin investigations.   “Seqwater has been monitoring the situation around the clock to ensure the leak does not cause water disruption for the community,” said Seqwater Chief Operating Officer Stuart Cassie.  “The water pressure within the pipeline Read More

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Provision of three (3) water main cross connections – Remembrance Drive for CHW  Issued by: Central Highlands Water  Closing Date: 23 June 2021  Location: Victoria  Description: Central Highlands Water (CHW) is seeking submissions from suitably experienced and resourced contractors to appoint a provider for the provision of three (3) Water Main Cross Connections – Remembrance Drive, Alfredton.  General Overview of Proposed work 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

ISTT to hold lateral sewer repair webinar

Entitled Repair of lateral sewers and lateral connections – comparison of techniques and quality assurance and presented by Dr Iain Naismith and Serdar Ulutaş, the webinar will highlight the lessons learned from 1:1 scale evaluation of the performance of technologies available for the repair of lateral sewers, particularly the use of patch repairs, and repair of lateral connections.  Smaller diameter Read More

South East Water celebrates reconciliation after completion of major sewer project

The utility gathered at Ranelagh Beach in Mount Eliza with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) and Mount Eliza Association for Environmental Care (MEAFC) to heal Country last month. South East Water worked closely with BLCAC from the beginning of the renewal project, understanding the high cultural sensitivity of the site for the Traditional Read More

Seqwater begins first stage of water pipe upgrade

The pipes supply water from the Mount Crosby Treatment Plant to Brisbane and Ipswich. “Up to 60 per cent of the water supply for Brisbane and Ipswich passes through these valves every day, so this work is critical to the ongoing supply of safe drinking water for the region,” Queensland Minister for Water Glenn Butcher. Read More

The Wilmot way of relining

Located in the Hunter Valley, Wilmot Pipelining was responsible for relining eight separate sites in difficult to access areas and unreliable terrain.   Wilmot is an industry leader in using no-dig trenchless technology in both house service and network infrastructure pipe relining and pipeline rehabilitation throughout NSW.  From house service sized relining projects to large scale network infrastructure Read More

Adept Civil works nights in Melbourne

The work is part of a major project Adept is undertaking for CPB Contractors, with works taking place over a series of nightshifts while Melbourne is in lockdown due to a recent COVID-19 outbreak.   Nightshift is the preferred option for work in this case as the company is connecting newly constructed water mains into the existing South East Water main system and this will help ensure Read More

The way to go in WA

With a primary objective of protecting the new water main during operations, a lower profile kwik-ZIP spacer model was used – demonstrating the manufacturer’s versatility.   kwik-ZIP® General Manager Paul Jeffreys said the project involved abandoned gas mains with numerous internal protrusions, such as joints and welds.   Because of this, there was significant concern that the PE carrier pipes for Read More

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Mitiamo Pipeline Project – solar system, Mitiamo Pump Station  Issued by: Water Efficiency Project  Closing date: 02 July 2021  Location: Victoria  Description: Goulburn Murray Water’s Mitiamo Pipeline Project invites tender submissions for a single contractor to complete the detailed design, supply, installation and commissioning for a new ground – mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Read More