News bulletin 18:
News bulletin 18: 5 May 2020

Construction workers are to have dedicated mobile testing facilities for Covid-19 under a new initiative by Incolink. Its health bus project will be launched this week at Probuild site West Side Place.

A public consultation has been announced on the draft terms of reference for an independent panel of expert hydrologists and engineers to inform the proposed flood modelling and structural design of the Inland Rail project's construction.

The 27 metre-deep metro station box at Central Station, Sydney, along with an 80 metre-long tunnel are under construction. The tunnel, which will be the new Central Walk and used to remove excavated crushed rock, has broken through to 'ghost' platforms built in the 20th century but never used.

Bentley Systems has opened up full access to its ProjectWise 365 cloud service for infrastructure project participants forced to work from home. The company has waived its subscription fees until 30 September.

Sandy, the 130 metre-long TBM working Metronet's Forrestfield-Airport Link, has broken through at the Bayswater dive structure after more than 900 days of tunnelling under Perth Airport and the Swan River in WA. Meanwhile, Infrastructure Australia has announced the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line project has been included as priorities on the Infrastructure Priority List.

Vale Ray Wedgwood (pictured on left), retired bridge design engineer, whose heyday spanned around four decades throughout the 'golden years of design, construction and maintenance of bridges throughout NSW', has had his life and work celebrated in an obituary by Associate Professor Rob Wheen.