WSAA to hold online briefings

The update will contain new information regarding cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and sprat liners for water mains, calcium aluminate cements and geopolymers for wastewater assets, and new sensors developed to provide quality control. The update will be provided over five short online sessions throughout March, which will all be free of charge. Attendees can register for Read More

Southeast Melbourne water upgrades on priority list

Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Romilly Madew said the list is “a comprehensive overview of nationally-significant infrastructure needs, providing an investment roadmap to guide Australia’s economic recovery and improve quality of life as we continue to absorb and respond to the shocks of COVID-19”. “We have added a record 44 new proposals to the Priority List for consideration Read More

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Wastewater Pipe Flushing, CCTV & Condition Assessment Program Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing date: 09 March 2021 Location: South Australia Description: Mount Barker District Council (the Council) invites tenders from tenderers for the provision of services for wastewater pipe flushing, CCTV and condition assessment program. Mount Barker District Council owns and operates a community Read More

SA Water to upgrade water main

The works are part of approximately 30,000 m of main being renewed around South Australia over the next year, with the Wilmington works to include the installation of new pipe along the Horrocks Highway. SA Water GM Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said PVC pipes will be used for the most of its water main replacement Read More

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 Pipe relining works at Craig Street, Paddington Issued by: Brisbane City Council Closing date: 19 February 2021 Location: Queensland Description: Council is seeking tenders for pipe relining works at Craig Street, Paddington.  Sewer Rehabilitation Term Contract Issued by: Wannon Water Closing date: 24 February 2021 Location:  Victoria Description: Wannon Water (the Principal) is seeking the Read More

Liner won’t croak after quake

The company’s AM-LINER II® is a method for rehabilitating damaged wastewater and stormwater pipelines encompassing these qualities and has proven its strength under the most intense environmental circumstances. PipeTech’s AM-LINER II is manufactured from a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound specifically formulated for pipeline rehabilitation and is resistant to all normal sewer effluents due to its Read More

WATCH: Pipe cracking on outfall sewer

The sewer works are being completed by local contractors Adept Civil Group and Harris Civil Pty Ltd, with the new bored sewer and upsized existing sewer via pipe cracking set to provide permanent outfall to the Hart Precinct development area. SMEC Urban Renewal Melbourne Manager Scott Carne shared the video on social media, thanking Adept Read More

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Cracking the codes

by Peter Slingsby, Auscodes A lot of effort went into this update, with the code seeing significant revision, updates and testing to address the shortcomings and ambiguity of previous versions, but more importantly to bring scoring into line with practical applications and expectancy. In 2021, we hope to see widespread adoption of this code. Problems 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

Brisbane pipe receives $4m facelift

Works are nearing completion on the relining of a 2.2 km section of the pipeline under Ann St from Newstead to Fortitude Valley. Urban Utilities Spokesperson Michelle Cull said the 130-year-old pipe was a key player in Brisbane’s water network, pumping water to homes and businesses in and around the CBD. “Every day the city Read More

ASTT continues webinar series

The sixth webinar of the series will take place on 21 January 2021, with GeoEngineers Principal Geotechnical Engineer Jon Robinson presenting a webinar entitled Direct Pipe® Trenchless Method — Overview of Feasibility, Engineering, and Construction with Case Study Examples For Practical Application. Following its first use in Germany in 2007, the Direct Pipe® method has Read More


NSW extends construction hours

Mr Stokes explained in a video statement that the construction and development sector constitutes approximately 10 per cent of the New South Wales economy. On top of that figure, one in four people in NSW draw their income from the construction and development industry. Thus, Mr Stokes said the NSW Government is doing “everything [they] Read More

Killard Group acquires Insituform

Insituform Holdings – a Killard Group entity – has recently acquired all Insituform Pacific Pty Ltd (IPPL) shares, with IPPL now also forming part of the Killard Group. The purchase of the IPPL entity by Killard has expanded operations into Victoria and Queensland while simultaneously strengthening its existing capabilities. Killard Infrastructure CEO Lee Edwards said Read More

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Chapple St water main replacementIssued by: Queensland GovernmentClosing date: 11 January 2021Location: QueenslandDescription: The Gympie Regional Council invites tender submissions for the provision of water main replacements throughout the southeast Queensland region. The issuer has identified a need for replacement of the mains system to deliver infrastructure that provides for its growing resident population. Piangil Read More

NZ trenchless project wins award

Pipeline & Civil congratulated Buller District Council and its lead contractor, directional drilling and piping specialist Hadlee and Brunton Ltd, for winning the award. The project scope was to build a continuous, end-to-end gravity flow pipeline using the existing Westport Water tunnel system. Now completed, the pipeline will convey raw water from the existing Giles Read More

WATCH: Interflow and Coliban Water unite

Interflow shared a video on social media of the project and said it is thrilled to be working with Coliban Water on the project. Interflow said its front-line workers were recently onsite, sharing their insights into the importance of creating an efficient wastewater asset management plan. With works already underway, Interflow said a “key stand-out Read More

Controlling the solution to good business

With his background as an electrician, Controltech Solutions Managing Director Brenton Davey started the business as a registered electrical contractor to complete end-to-end electrical and communications work in 2014.  Initially, most work came from National Broadband Network (NBN) projects where Controltech Solutions was subcontracted to Tier 2 companies. Over time, Controltech moved onto larger scale Read More

SA Water installs new Murray Bridge water main

GVW speeds up leak detection

GVW currently accesses usage volumes per system via manual reads of traditional analogue meters, though it said the introduction of intelligent meters in several towns will provide a better understanding of customers’ water usage and will play a role in reducing water wastage. The digital data will enable GVW to make informed decisions on repairs Read More

Wilmot expands rehabilitation offerings

Wilmot Pipelining conducts rehabilitations of pipelines of all sizes and shapes to upgrade asset owner’s infrastructure and keep it operational. By using trenchless technologies, Wilmot can transform ageing and failing infrastructure with minimal disturbance.  The company says it provides many different pipeline rehabilitation methods to its clients and prides itself on finding a suitable solution Read More

WATCH: Time lapse of trenchless project

Filmed over 6 out of the job’s 10-day work program, the video shows the replacement of 548.64 m of a 30 inch (762 mm) watermain at the insertion and receiving pit.   The CompressionFit pipe lining method was incorporated for the project. This HDPE pipe lining technology specifies an HDPE pipe with an outside diameter Read More

Interflow works to keep park open

With many indoor exercise facilities closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of public ‘green spaces’ for social health activities has never been greater. So, when a stormwater pipeline in Ipswich was at risk of collapse, a local council’s proactive planning helped protect the space and keep community activities running for park goers. After Read More

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Sliplining by the creek with kwik-ZIP

Completed earlier in 2020, the 36 km pipeline project involved a 54 m crossing of Woodstock Giru Road at Majors Creek and a 120 m crossing of the Flinders Highway and Great Northern Railway at Toonpan. kwik-ZIP says its spacers were selected to help facilitate the project due to their ability to protect and support Read More

Ticking every box

The company has completed countless underground infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand, often using its own custom-made trenchless tools to ensure elite performance. Pipeline and Civil attributes its success to both its outstanding project expertise as well as its strong company culture of collaboration and inclusiveness. The company places a significant emphasis on the values of Read More

ASTT makes calculated steps towards carbon reduction

The purpose of the ASTT is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit, while promoting education, training, study and research and practice for the public benefit and to publish the useful results of the same. With this in mind, paralleled with the global goal of reducing carbon emissions, the Read More

Interflow secures Sydney Water contract

The fast-paced program will require a 24/7 response to a range of planned and reactive maintenance and repair works. To complete the works, Interflow will use an array of methodologies ranging across excavation, trenchless technology and robotics. Included in the program is the excavation repairs of water, wastewater and stormwater systems; the rebuilding or construction Read More