Preparations continue for micro-tunnelling machine

20 May 2020

Work is underway to create a launch pit in Parramatta’s Centenary Square in preparation for the arrival of a micro-tunnelling machine (similar to a tunnel-boring machine but smaller in diameter).

In the coming weeks, the machine will be lowered six metres deep and dig underneath Parramatta’s Church Street (including ‘Eat Street’), from Centenary Square to Lennox Bridge, to create drainage and stormwater capacity. 

This innovative method of construction aims to reduce anticipated noise and impact from construction compared to street level works.