It is with pleasure that I write this first report to you all in my new role as President of the ASTT.

From the ASTT Secretary

On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members:

Western Australia Councillor's report

Looking across Western Australia, there are a number of exciting trenchless initiatives underway or in planning for the state.

Victoria Councillor's report

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.”

Queensland Councillor's report

The new Queensland State Government has seen its first 100 days and a new infrastructure-focused Federal Budget has just been delivered. As a result, the Queensland trenchless industry hopes to...

South Australia Councillor's report

Trenchless Technology in South Australia has maintained a modest but consistent pace throughout 2014-2015, with the prospect of growth in response to planned future investment in state infrastructure.

Sending SIGnals

ASTT releases guidelines for Special Interest Groups initiative.

Trenchless Australasia establishes new Editorial Board

Trenchless Australasia has established an Editorial Board in order to build its expertise and formalise links with Australia’s underground infrastructure leaders, as the magazine expands to accommodate a growing interest...

Gathering under the Gold Coast sun

A packed technical program, exciting social calendar and high-tech exhibition hall await Australasia’s trenchless industries at No-Dig Down Under 2015.

Taking utility avoidance to another level

Vivax-Metrotech debuts new locating equipment and camera inspection system in Australia.

Introducing the Trenchless Australasia Editorial Board

Trenchless Australasia extends a warm welcome to its new Editorial Board. Formed in collaboration with the ASTT, the Editorial Board comprises a panel of rehabilitation and installation experts. For 2015,...

HDD upstream

Stockton Drilling’s Charles Stockton discusses quality control, risk management and the rise of horizontal directional drilling in Australia’s oil and gas industry.

At your disposal

Are you paying exorbitant costs to dispose of used mud and dealing with project delays from lack of available water? Ditch Witch Product Manager Seth Matthesen explains the available options...

Guided by lasers

Laser boring lends a hand in Christchurch rebuild following earthquake damage.

Trenchless in the loop

Pezzimenti Trenchless completes three bores on the Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion project with impressive accuracy.

Ram dunk in the Pilbara

With the aid of specialist machinery, Pipeline Drillers completes a difficult pipe ramming project at a Western Australian iron ore mine.

Drilling and ramming through WA

Directional drilling gives way to pipe ramming on the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline.

Wonders of Wheatstone

Innovative use of microtunnelling on Chevron’s Wheatstone Project smashes industry records and minimises environmental effects.

Quality defect management

Every year, new drainage infrastructure is being constructed and surveyed in councils across Australia as part of residential, commercial and local government developments.

Delivering 18 km of relining in four months

Under a tight deadline, Abergeldie Watertech completes a regional council’s largest ever relining works package using fold-and-form liner.

President’s address

Trenchless Australasia catches up with new Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology President Steve Apeldoorn to discuss his professional background, the challenges faced by Australia’s trenchless industry and the future of...

An Australian pipe repair innovation

Smart Lock Director Neil Kermeen outlines the proven success and versatility of the Smart Lock pipe repair system.

Edging towards a new frontier

Edge Underground Managing Director Stuart Harrison is continuing to make waves in the trenchless installation industry with a unique partnership model.

Real revolution

An Australian pipe manufacturer has developed an easily detectable pipe system that seeks to revolutionise the telecommunications industry.

CCTV goes solar in Bega

Within a tight time frame, Austeck tackles a CCTV tender in New South Wales using state-of-the-art solar powered crawler technology and an Australia-first delivery system.

Repeat orders for Toro

Offering a lot of power for their size, Toro Australia’s new directional drills are ideal for Australian contractors.

Front line innovation

Rehabilitation and protection specialist identifies breakthrough structural liner opportunity.

Pushing the boundaries

With fuel savings in store for operators, Spoutvac Australia continues to innovate in vacuum and drain equipment manufacturing

3D mapping

How can companies involved in large-scale construction projects know in real time what utilities and underground obstructions lie within their installation route? Trenchless Australasia talks with IDS about mapping using...

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