Micro-tunnelling to reduce impacts on Neerabup bush

Micro-tunnelling experts Rob Carr are preparing to commence work through sensitive bushland reserves as part of the Neerabup Industrial Estate – Sewer Reticulation project for the City of Wanneroo in Western Australia.

Rob Carr Operations Manager – West Tom Kavanagh said that sewer pipeline would traverse the almost 0.5 km under the Bush Forever reserve and be constructed with trenchless technology, which was highly effective for minimising impacts on surrounding environments.

“By using slurry micro-tunnelling to construct the new sewer, we will be able to preserve the native flora and reduce the visual impact of the works,” he said.

“Overall, we expect to reduce the clearing required by approximately 80% compared to traditional open trenching methods.”

In addition to delivering the pipeline using environmentally sensitive drilling techniques, Rob Carr has also implemented a stringent construction environmental management plan that included erosion and sediment management controls, and flora and fauna management.

Rob Carr preparing to start work at a Bush Forever site at Neerabup
Rob Carr preparing to start work at a Bush Forever site at Neerabup