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Sydney Water prompt with asset plans

Within a few hours of submitting a Dial Before You Dig enquiry, Sydney Water will email or fax plans with the indicative location of Sydney Water assets, as well as a guide to reading the plans. Constructors may be held financially responsible if they damage underground pipes and cable networks.

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Poor utility management brings delays and blow-outs

The Southern Sydney Freight Line opened in January some three years’ late and $700m over budget (SMH 21/1/13). The hold-up and blow-out were attributed to needing to move utilities such as water and energy lines during construction. Just going to show that good up-front utility investigation and planning is essential in large-scale infrastructure projects.

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