Micro-tunnel machine launches to Parramatta Town Hall

15 June 2020

A micro-tunnel machine has started its journey underground from Centenary Square to Parramatta Town Hall to connect to an existing pipe to extend stormwater capacity.

Micro tunnelling is an innovative and discreet method of construction used to create a tunnel under the ground. The use of the machine is one of the ways the Parramatta Light Rail program is reducing noise and disruption compared to excavating above the ground.

In coming weeks, a second micro-tunnel machine will launch from Centenary Square to Lennox Bridge to build drainage and stormwater capacity underneath Parramatta’s Church Street, including ‘Eat Street’.

For more information about how micro tunnelling works, refer to micro tunnelling.