Using robots underground to survey Australia’s geological uncertainties
After a short-lived deceleration in 2020-21 due to pandemic restrictions, the growth of road building and tunnelling in Australia is strong again, with as many tunnels being built in the past five years as in the previous two decades. This upward trend is driven by the demands of a rapidly increasing urban population and a growing appetite among private investors to fund public infrastructure projects. Several major schemes are currently underway, including the WestConnex in Sydney, Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel and North East link, and the Great Western Highway upgrade in New South Wales which will incorporate Australia’s longest road tunnel.
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