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    • Roger N.R. Denton

      Digging beneath Sydney's business district and the Harbour: Halfway done, now the 1,000-ton “Kathleen” takes over

      Halfway Done, Now the 1,000-ton “Kathleen” Takes Over The biggest public transportation project in Australia’s history reached a milestone as five 1,000-ton boring machines passed the halfway point in carving underground rail tunnels for the Sydney Metro. The machines,...

      Tags: Australia, Bechel Sydney metro, Bechel John Holland CPB Ghella, Ghella Sydney metro, Ghella Sydney southwest metro, Ghella

      • Roger N.R. Denton

        Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon consortium wins the AU$463 million contract on the Sydney Metro Station Project

        As a part of the Australia’s biggest public transport project, NSW Government awards the Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon consortium to build the new Sydney Metro City and Southwest’s Pitt Street Station. For more information about the Sydney metro click Sydney Metro. ...

        Tags: Australia, CIMIC Group Sydney, CIMIC Group Sydney metro, CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright, CEO Michael Wright, CIMIC CEO Michael Wright, Michael Wright

        • Roger N.R. Denton

          International architects to design Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/architects-design-melbourne-metro-tunnel-project# #Australia

          Tags: Australia

          • Roger N.R. Denton

            Labourers working on #Melbourne’s West Gate #Tunnel are earning up to $200,000 a year, the Master Builders Association of Victoria has claimed. According to the industry group, young, “entry-level” tradies working on the project are raking in $110,000 per year — in exchange for a 36-hour week. ...

            Tags: Melbourne, Tunnel, Australia

            • Roger N.R. Denton

              The Berejiklian government's much-vaunted metro rail line from central Sydney to Parramatta is two years late and 120 properties will be #forcibly acquired for construction of the $20 billion-plus metro rail line. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/120-properties-to-be-forcibly-acquired-for-20...

              Tags: forcibly, Australia

            • Sydney Metro Milestone - Tunnel boring machine breaks through to Martin Place
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              Sydney Metro Milestone - Tunnel boring machine breaks through to Martin Place

              By Steve McMillan
              Sydney Metro Milestone: It's been 11 months since we last saw 'Nancy' the tunnel boring machine that drilled into the earth in Marrickville. She was warmly welcomed to Martin Place this morning after an 11 kilometre dig. Subscribe to 7NEWS for the...
              • Steve McMillan

                Berejiklian's latest stunt:120 properties to be forcibly acquired for $20b Sydney's Metro West rail line. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/120-properties-to-be-forcibly-acquired-for-20b-metro-west-rail-line-20191020-p532dq.html #Australia

                Tags: Australia

                • Steve McMillan

                  Under wraps: #Sydney's first rail #tunnel dug beneath harbour. The giant tunnel boring machine named Kathleen has completed digging the first rail tunnel under Sydney Harbour for a new metro train line. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/under-wraps-sydney-s-first-rail-tunnel-dug-beneath-harbou...

                  Tags: Sydney, tunnel, Australia, tunnelling, tunnels

                  • Tim Altman

                    So much of Melbourne West Gate Tunnel's excavated soil is polluted that, they cannot find a place to dump it. Nearly 800,000 cubic metres soil and rock is heavily contaminated with asbestos and PFAS... https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/dirt-files-andrews-big-dig-unearth-more-toxic-so...

                    Tags: Australia, WestGateTunnel, Pollution, worksafety

                    • Steve McMillan

                      Interesting pics of #Sydney Metro's underwater #tunnel construction 40 metres beneath the ocean floor. https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a191208gtauj/tunnel-vision-the-pics-that-show-the-scale-of-sydneys-underwater-commute-20191209 #sidneyMetro #tunnels #Australia

                      Tags: Sydney, tunnel, sidneyMetro, tunnels, Australia