December Meeting Point out now

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Doing the Dirty Work: Upgrading Sewerage Systems

Upgrading Sewerage SystemsMost often, maintenance and upgrade work is dirty work.

In 2020, Coliban Water completed possibly the dirtiest of upgrades. The Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project was designed to provide reticulated sewerage services to properties still using septic tanks. Residents and business owners in the Heathcote area now have a safer and more environmentally friendly way to manage wastewater1.

Read more: Doing the Dirty Work: Upgrading Sewerage Systems

Level Crossing Removal at Moreland and Coburg

Moreland and CoburgThe level crossing removal work throughout the suburbs of Melbourne has headed north.

The 2.5km elevated rail bridge1 along the Upfield Line was completed in November 2020, two weeks ahead of schedule. Four sets of boom gates over Bell, Munro and Reynard Streets in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick were removed, making intersections less congested and increasing safety for the community. Construction of the rail bridge consists of 268 bridge beams, each weighing 110 tonnes and measures more than 30 metres in length. Two custom-built 90 tonnes gantry cranes from the United States were used to access the build in a narrow corridor. At the peak of construction, the two cranes were installing fourteen beams each day, helping to get the job done faster2.

Read more: Level Crossing Removal at Moreland and Coburg

Smart Sensors, Smart Collaboration, Smart Asset Management

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An interview with Peter Seltsikas, by Linda Kemp, AMCouncil Communications Specialist

At Asset Management Council, our Strategy ’23 is made up of three strategic goals: Strengthen our Asset Management Community; Share Information and Knowledge; and Build Capacity and Capability.

Imagine how my interest soared, then, when I stumbled across information regarding the smart network sensors created and operated by SA Water, being deployed within Sydney Water’s pipe networks. How collaborative, I thought! Two of AM Council’s member corporations proactively sharing knowledge dovetailed into our strategic goals and I therefore immediately arranged an interview with Peter Seltsikas from SA Water. During our chat, I discovered more about the smart sensor’s role at SA Water in terms of maintenance and reliability, as well as the partnership with Sydney Water.

Read more: Smart Sensors, Smart Collaboration, Smart Asset Management

Infrastructure Australia – national study on impacts of COVID-19

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Infrastructure Australia has released a report detailing the impacts of COVID-19 and projected recovery for the nation.

The report highlights the way Australians used infrastructure during lockdown and demonstrates trends and provides insights into asset management requirements of infrastructure.

Read more: Infrastructure Australia – national study on impacts of COVID-19