Underground Magnetics adapts to evolving HDD industry

By empowering customers with efficient and effective locating technologies, Underground Magnetics has become a trusted partner of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. HDD has allowed for an ever-growing network of gas and water pipelines, fibre optic and electrical cables; however, with this growth, underground right-of-ways are becoming more crowded. As networks of underground infrastructure Read More


Urban Utilities commits to net-zero by 2032

As part of the commitment, the utility plans to further improve energy efficiency as well as increasing its renewable energy use and investing in beneficial local offset projects. Integrated solutions executive leader of Urban Utilities, Chris Bulloch, stated that achieving net-zero by 2032 is an essential aspect in ensuring a healthy, liveable and sustainable future Read More


McRobert completes access chamber refurbishments in the Northern Territory

MCS has developed a patented method for structurally relining access chambers that have suffered from sulphide corrosion, more commonly known as gas attack or concrete cancer. Using 10 mm rigid PVC sheeting, the chamber walls are prefabricated into sleeves, which can then be lowered directly into the asset. After installation, the preformed sleeves are secured Read More

2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

No-Dig Down Under offering three streams conference program

The 2022 No-Dig Down Under conference is set to have a three-stream conference program, making it a must-attend for industry professionals. The three-stream program comprises Rehabilitation, Installation and Condition Assessment and Utility Location. Each stream will have separate events aligning with the themes, such as a demonstration of the Mountain Highway AC Water Main Renewal Read More

CEA Darra facility

CEA opens Brisbane mega-facility

The new facility is located within the Connectwest Industrial Park and comprises a site area of 18,500 m2.  CEA Brisbane, as it is being referred, combines Ditch Witch CEA, JCB CEA, DYNAPAC CEA, ATLAS CEA and Komptech CEA into the one location in Darra.  CEA moved into its Darra location in November, committing $20 million 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

Groundbreaking inspection system arrives in Australasia

In keeping with its policy of introducing state-of-the-art technologies to Australia and New Zealand, Austeck, one of Australasia’s leading pipeline inspection and rehabilitation experts, is now supplying Rausch’s OMICRON Full HD system, the world’s first portable Full HD pipeline inspection solution. Compact and Portable The lightweight, battery powered system has all the benefits of its Read More

KRE gets the uppercut on its competition

After turning heads across the global market, the latest innovation from the Australia manufacturer is continuing to grow in popularity on its own home soil.   KRE Engineering has been manufacturing robotic equipment for more than 25 years, all the while in collaboration with CUES Inc, an international pipeline and sewer inspection equipment specialist.   The dynamic duo’s most recent Read More

Register now for GPR solutions webinar

Titled Advances in GPR Solutions for 3D Underground Utility Mapping, the webinar will be presented by IDS GeoRadar’s Mark Bell, who will discuss the evolution of GPR hardware and software solutions in the sector, drawing on his more than two decades as a geophysicist. Mr Bell has worked for IDS GeoRadar since 2013 is currently Read More

Locate21 approved for business grants program

The Austrade Business Events Grants program is aimed at easing the financial pressure for business event organisers and to incentivise Australian businesses to participate as buyers/sellers at pre-approved events, after a very tough year for the events industry in 2020 due to COVID-19. “We are very grateful to have been successful in receiving this funding Read More

Staying on the radar for utility mapping

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology is vital to utility locating and mapping, with the non-intrusive method allowing for the surveying of sub-surface utilities. GPR collects important data concerning the presence and layout of buried utilities and other subsurface assets and infrastructure, while reducing costs from damage to utilities and creating more accurate mapping for future reference and Read More

Stream UP utility detection with new IDS GeoRadar tool

With its brand new ground penetrating radar (GPR) system, IDS GeoRadar isn’t just promoting innovative new hardware – it is creating a new approach to the utility detection world with its ‘Fastest Workflow’ model, a simple workflow and solution that will revolutionise the utility mapping industry.  IDS GeoRadar’s entire Stream product line offers multi-frequency and Read More

IDS GeoRadar provides top-notch GPR solutions

Founded in 1980 in Pisa, Italy, IDS GeoRadar – recently acquired by Hexagon – has been long been a major player in radar technologies across the globe. A strong research focus for the company is multifrequency, multichannel ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems, which IDS GeoRadar first launched in 1991. This innovation enabled the construction of Read More

VSA strides ahead with Vermeer

Versatile Services Australia (VSA) Director Aaron Forbes says the company started in early 2018 with the aim of filling a need for a modern underground utility specialist focused on smaller and more technically challenging projects. “Two years later, we have a staff of 12 and have expanded beyond our Perth base into the Sydney market, Read More

New HDD tool now available

The PGM – a fully integrated system of two HDD tools that now operate in tandem – has already been available to HDD providers internationally and is now available in Australia for the first time.  Through Vector Magnetics’ tool, choosing between magnetic or gyro systems to complete accurate survey and tracking on HDD projects is Read More

DBYD teams with Deloitte and Esri

This week, DBYD announced the news which will see the company collaborate with Esri on the new referral service and with Deloitte in the development of the digital platform that will operate it. Self-managed kiosks for reporting and information uploads will be delivered in the first phase of the project, followed by enhanced data integration Read More

Sydney Water enlists leak detection dogs

Named Winnie and Ziggy, the two dogs will be complimenting the existing approaches used by the Sydney Water workforce to ensure the regions water and wastewater services continue running reliably. The New South Wales Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said not only are the dogs both very cute, they are training for Read More

SureSearch opens new depot

SureSearch provide utility location, leak detection and site protection services with offices in Sydney and the Central Coast, New South Wales. The company says with its full range of services, it can its clients help see a site from all angles – both above and below the ground. Now, SureSearch is ensuring it can assist Read More

WATCH: GPR technology in action

The Raptor is a high-speed, 3D GPR Array that enables collection of 3D GPR data at speeds in excess of 130 km per hour and 5 cm point intervals. Due to these survey speeds, the system eliminates the need for traffic control and safety vehicles compared to conventional systems that typically operate at a maximum Read More

Locate20 to announce new dates

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent Federal Government ban on non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people, Locate20 has made the decision to cancel its upcoming conference. With more than 300 professionals already registered to attend the event from the geospatial community across Australia and New Zealand, Locate20 says it understands this decision Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Watt Street sewer rising main extension Issued by: South Gippsland WaterClosing date: 28 February 2020Location: Gippsland, VictoriaDescription: Tenders are invited for installation of sewer rising main pipeline along Watt Street, Wonthaggi. The works consist of extending the existing Watt Street Sewage Pump Station rising main as follows: supply and install 505 m of DN 180 Read More

2020 SOI Survey is now open

Trenchless Australasia’s annual SOI Survey has come around again, with all active members of the underground utility industry invited to participate. The SOI Survey looks at how members of the Australian and New Zealand industry have performed in the last year and what their projections are for the next 12 months and beyond. The survey Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Eastern sector sewer trunk main construction Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing date: 13 November 2019 Location: South Australia Description: The tender is for the construction of a new sewer trunk main on the eastern sector of Mount Barker.  The project includes the supply, construction and reinstatement of a) 92.6 m DN 500 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe; b) Read More

ImpulseRadar appoints new partner

The company has appointed Australian supplier Access Detection to market and support ImpulseRadar’s technology in the Australasian region, supporting its international growth strategy to increase its geographic reach and provide access to new markets. With the immediate appointment of its new Australasian distribution partner, the company will both acquire new customers and develop new revenue Read More

Final call! Don’t miss out on No-Dig Down Under 2019

On 10–13 September, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important underground infrastructure events will be taking place in Melbourne: No-Dig Down Under. Supported by ASTT, the event will feature a world class conference program, training courses presented by international experts and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s almost 20-year history. The event is Read More

Convince your boss of the benefits of No-Dig Down Under!

There are now only a few weeks until one of the world’s largest dedicated trenchless events, No-Dig Down Under, takes place in Melbourne on 10–13 September. The event, supported by ASTT, will once again feature training courses presented by international experts, a world class conference program – including an additional stream dedicated to utility location Read More