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Sydney light rail: expecting the unexpected

If there’s one thing Zinfra can expect working on the CBD and South East Light Rail Project, it’s the unexpected. In the process of delivering service relocations under the Utility Treatment Works Panel for client Acciona, Zinfra has unearthed old services and a few surprises that pre date accurate service location records. Services markings give […]

What factors make microtunnelling more cost- effective than traditional open-cut methods?

Microtunnelling projects for the installation of new underground infrastructure are often motivated by costs. The chosen method has to either maximise the present value of the net benefits, or minimise the costs of providing the service. Traditionally, open-cut excavation methods were used for such projects, however, these methods are expensive. With asset owners focusing on […]

Pile driver hits pay dirt

Civil and Allied Technical Construction (CATCON) had previously experienced issues with speed, accuracy, and damage to piles due to inefficient piling equipment at the Moree Solar Farm in northern New South Wales. To solve these problems at the Barcaldine Solar Farm, they chose Vermeer’s PD10 laser-guided solar pile driver for the project. 11,000 piles in […]

Improving farm irrigation efficiency

Solar-powered pumps to reduce energy costs and sprinklers that can adjust the amount of water applied to suit the soil type are among 98 projects worth around $35 million that have been funded through the latest round of the Farm Water Program. The projects are being funded through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) […]

NBN rollout begins in Australia’s north-west

The rollout of the NBN has begun in Australia’s north-west with construction work commencing in areas of Western Australia’s north. Construction has begun in parts of Gap Ridge, Millars Well, and Nickol, as well as further north in Derby. Further work continuing in the coming months is expected in Baynton, Bulgarra, Karratha, Karratha Industrial Estate, […]

Parkes water treatment plant construction begins

Construction on the new water treatment and recycle plant in Parkes has begun in order to provide a reliable and enduring water source for the New South Wales region. The project is jointly funded between the Coalition Government ($8,725,000) (through the National Stronger Regions Fund) and Parkes Shire Council ($8,725,000). Minister for Regional Development Fiona […]

South Australia’s new $4 million residential gas pipeline

Australian Gas Networks has constructed a new $4 million, 10km natural gas pipeline that will play a crucial role in one of the largest residential developments ever undertaken in South Australia. The construction is part of a new $1.2 billion development being built in one of SA’s fastest growing regions by the Hickinbotham Group. The […]

Rockbank sewer rising main project underway

The construction of a new 8.1km sewer rising main in Rockbank is underway as part of Western Water’s capital investment program. The new sewer main will transfer sewage from Western Water’s new sewer pump station in Rockbank to the Melton Recycled Water Plant for treatment. Western Water commenced construction in January 2017 in preparation for […]

Contract awarded for water main renewal program

Icon Water has awarded a contract for necessary works as part of its Water Main Renewal Program. Interflow has been awarded the contract for the renewal of 1,035m of pipes that were installed in 1936 to new, better-quality pipes on Torrens Street, Wise Street, Henty Street and Helemon Street in Braddon. The new pipes that […]

Power project in WA moves forward

Horizon Power’s Pilbara Underground Power Project (PUPP) is progressing well in the Onslow Light Industrial Area (LIA), as crews drill in conduits, excavate trenches and install cables and standing streetlights. Works have begun in the residential streets of Second Ave, Third Ave, Cameron Ave and McGrath Ave now that work in the LIA is well […]

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