Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast​

55m x DN355 PN16 HDPE Sewer Rising Main
Job Duration: 2 days

  • Environmentally sensitive area that required OSDD to work closely with principal contractor to ensure environmental protection and WHS was adhered to
  • Contending with tidal changes and ground water due to proximity to Currumbin Creek and difficulties associated with drilling in sand
  • Were required to drill under a proposed DN1500 stormwater at depths of 4.2m 
  • Crossed under a live, asbestos DN350 sewer rising main

Dagmar Street, Holland Park

Client required new water service installed to new home
Job Duration: 2 days

  • Client had previously contacted 4 other directional drilling companies in South-East QLD who stated the job either could not be completed or quoted an exceptionally high price
  • 110mm carrier pipe (sleeve) needed to be installed under 2 x roads and under a large median strip (all 3 of which were at differing height elevations)
  • Very limited access for plant / equipment
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Brisbane Youth Detention Centre,

Wacol - Brisbane

BORE 1: 3 x 140mm electrical conduits, (26m in rock, 22m other than rock)

BORE 2: 4 x 110mm communications conduits (26m in rock, 22m other than rock)
BORE 3: 6 x 110mm electrical conduits (70m)

  • Multiple conduit type installation bores 
  • 7m height elevation encountered between the entry and exit pits
  • Strict safety protocols needed to be adhered to outside this facility
  • Vehicle traffic (prison vehicles) and delivery trucks were constant throughout day
  • Pedestrian traffic (visitors to prison) needed to be catered for
  • Job needed to be completed in specific time frames – together with fixed daily start and finishing times

G James Glass & Aluminium,

Eagle Farm - Brisbane

  • 330m x electrical upgrades under thick industrial concrete for new extrusion machine
  • 4 - 6 x 140mm electrical conduit installations
  • Required expert tracking to accurately maintain desired bore alignment due to very thick concrete and outside interference with the F5 Falcon Locator
  • Bore alignments were underneath industrial buildings / sheds / large traffic terminals

Worongary Road,

Tallai - Gold Coast

52m x 110mm carrier pipe (sleeve) – new water service

  • Drilling in very dense rock underneath a TMR road
  • Principal contractor doubted HDD would be able to penetrate through the rocky ground and were preparing to open-cut the road
  • Principal contractor extremely happy with outcome achieved via HDD

Weedman Street, Redbank 


4 x 140mm electrical conduits - TMR Road - Limited Access 

  • Extremely congested area with underground assets in bore path
  • Very limited access for pipe pull 
  • Project was completed on time without any problems 
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Contact One Shot Directional Drilling Australia for all directional drilling projects from the Gold Coast through to the Sunshine Coast.

  • 80m x 125mm HDPE Water Main Replacement - Dunoon, NSW
  • 24m x 315mm HDPE blue stripe enveloper pipe - Crowely Vale, Lockyer Valley 
  • 56m x 180mm HDPE PN16 blue stripe enveloper pipe - Upper Tenthill, Lockyer Valley 
  • 62m x 200mm HDPE sewer rising main - Tweed Heads, NSW
  • 37m (2 x 140mm elect, 1 x 110mm elect, 1 x 110mm comms) - Caboolture
  • 256m x 63mm communications conduit - Eagle Farm, Brisbane 
  • 80m x 110mm enveloper pipe in sandstone (4.5m height elevation from entry to exit), Ropeley - Lockyer Valley. 
  • 40m - 6 x 140mm electrical, 1 x 110mm comms - Stapylton, Gold Coast 
  • 52m x DN250 PE100 PN16 SDR11 - Casuarina, NSW
  • 44m x DN250 PE100 PN16 SDR11 - Creek Crossing, Casuarina, NSW
  • 55m x 315mm HDPE Blue Stripe - Tweed Heads, NSW
  • 3 x electrical bores for QLD Rail - Chinchilla
  • 100m (2 x 140mm electrical, 1 x 110mm comms) - Sunnybank Hills
  • 300m x 63mm communications - Goonellabah, Northern NSW 
  • Creek Crossing - 80m x 125mm blue stripe, Mulgowie - Lockyer Valley (repairing flood damaged irrigation pipe)
  • Surf Parade, Broadbeach (4 x new water services - limited access bores) 
  • Beenleigh - ROCK - Extremely solid ground conditions - 110mm bore
  • Cotton Tree, Maroochydore - 2 x 250mm envelopers, 1 x 140mm electrical
  • 310m x 110mm communications conduit - Tallebudgera Creek
  • Centenary Motorway - 2 x 110mm conduits - Highway upgrade works 
  • Tugun Bypass Tunnel (offices) - 2 x 110mm conduits 
  • 90m x 315mm PN20 blue stripe - water crossing - Carrara, Gold Coast
  • LIMITED ACCESS BORE: Ashmore Community Centre 

Additional Past Projects

  • 405m x 250mm PE100 PN16 Sewer Rising Main Renewal – Sunshine Beach
  • 120m Electrical Upgrades (4 conduits; 2 x 140mm electrical, 2 x 110mm communications) – Fig Tree Pocket
  • 230m x 125mm HDPE Water Main Replacement – Strathpine
  • 100m x 250mm HDPE Recycled Water Main – Bokarina, Sunshine Coast 
  • 90m x 63mm electrical conduit + 90m x 63mm water service - Mount Ommaney, Brisbane (new toilet block for BCC)
  • 24m x 355mm HDPE PN16 SRD11 blue stripe - Glenore Grove - Lockyer Valley
  • 4 x 140mm electrical conduits - Ferny Hills State School 
  • 40m (6 x 140mm elect + 1 x 110mm comms) - Stapylton, Gold Coast 
  • 40m x 355mm On-Grade Stormwater - Nerang, Gold Coast
  • 193m (63mm / 110mm conduits) - Broadbeach Bowls Club, Gold Coast
  • 48m x 250mm PN16 blue stripe - Flagstone Creek, Lockyer Valley
  • Kings Christian College - Reedy Creek, Gold Coast (50m bore) 
  • 85m x 63mm electrical - Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Gold Coast
  • Limited Access Bore - Karana Downs - 110mm electrical road crossing 
  • 400m x 63mm communications rock bore - Ormeau, Gold Coast 
  • Tugun Tunnel Upgrades - Pacific Motorway - 2 x 110mm conduits 
  • LIMITED ACCESS BORE: 125mm watermain - Mermaid Beach
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - 130m rising sewer main - sandstone 
  • 110m x 315mm water trunk main - Yatala (culvert / water way bore)
  • 55m x 355mm PN20 watermain - Pimpama, Gold Coast (rock bore) 



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