News, CLIENTS and PROJECTS
GD04 Taking Samples at Sand Mine
GD04 Drilling in a Car Park in the Centre of Mooloolaba
GD05 Comacchio Accessing Some Difficult Drilling Sites for the Gold Coast Light Rail Project.
GD17 Vibrocore rig drilling at a sand mine between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. The rig penetrated through the soft clays at surface to deliver a virgin sample of the sand.
GeoDrill Australia was recently featured in the Australian Drilling Industry Association’s Magazine “Australian Drilling”. GEODRILL AUSTRALIA’S LANDMARK PROJECT Queensland-based ADIA member, GeoDrill Australia, has completed its biggest geotechnical drilling project yet for the ‘Toowoomba Second Range Crossing’ (TSRC) which is a bypass route to the north of Toowoomba. The bypass is approximately 41km in length,[…]
GD05 Comacchio Drilling in Yeppoon Here we are installing vibrating wireline piezometers for the Scenic Highway reconstruction, Statue Bay. The rig was drilling on the side of a cliff looking out to the Keppel Islands.
GD04 Drilling on the Side of a Mountain for NBN Towers in Kobble Creek
GD05 Comacchio undertaking night works drilling on Roma Street, Brisbane. GeoDrill Australia’s light tower is also being utilized on site.
GD02 Drilling at TSRC on a Cold Toowoomba Winters Day
GD02 Back Drilling PQ Wireline Core at Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
GD04 & GD05 Drilling for the Replacement Bridge at Gundiah
GD05 Comacchio Drilling for Proposed Offline Storage Dam in Gladstone
GD05 Comacchio drilling in another precarious spot next to the Queensland Rail Line in Ipswich.
GD04 Track Machine Working Inside the Rail Corridor at Beerburrum
GD03 Drilling at BMC Peak Downs for a Creek Diversion
GD03 Drilling at BMA Caval Ridge and Peak Downs
GD05 Comacchio drilling for a footbridge in Ferny Hills on the Queensland Rail Line June 2016
GD05 Comacchio craned onto the side of the Burnett River. The rig drilled through a exposed basalt cap with underlying coarse sands & gravels, before being craned back off the river whilst the tide was out.
GD04 Drilling for NBN and Telstra Towers in Charleville and Dalby
GD01 Track Machine Drilling on the ‘Pacific Complete Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade’. The soft soils at surface were perfectly suited for the tracked rig.
GD05 Comacchio drilling on a tight access residential block with the new GD TSV3500 support vehicle on the front lawn in Lutwyche – March 2016
GD05 Comacchio Drilling on Gateway Upgrade North (GUN), day and night works – March 2016
The first sod has been turned on the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) road project. GeoDrill Australia welcomed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss to the Warrego Highway site to start up their drilling rig this morning and turn the sod on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.[…]
GeoDrill Australia has custom built a Tracked Support Machine to support our Comacchio GEO 305. The machine is transported on the same tilt tray as the Comacchio and is provided at no extra cost. It features 1,500 litres of water carrying capacity, +30m of drill rods, core rods and casing, a BH decommissioning unit, water pumps, 8 tonne[…]
GD05 Comacchio & GD20 TSV3500 Drilling inside underground carpark at South Brisbane – February 2016
GD17 Vibrocore rig tracking across weir at low tide to complete 6 x 6m vibrocore holes, Twin Waters. – November 2015
GD01, GD02, GD04 Drilling at Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) PQ, 4C & NMLC. GeoDrill Australia have also completed angle holes and drilling inside the QR corridor. – November 2015 to March 2016
GD05 Comacchio Drilling on a floating barge for the Buderim Sewerage Line, on the Mooloolah River. – October 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling inside a building with roof removed to enable the mast to be lifted up, South Brisbane – September 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling in a tight access spot behind a residential house that is slipping down Buderim Hill – July 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling inside a warehouse in Milton, Brisbane – July 2015
GD05 Comacchio Drilling in ANZAC Square, Brisbane City in tight access spots. Bog mats were also utilised to protect the surrounding grassed areas. – July 2015
GD05 & GD04 Drilling on the C2C Section C & D: Woondum to Curra, including the Gympie bypass. – June 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling inside the rail corridor for the Gold Coast Rail Duplication – June 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling for the new boardwalk at the Urangan Marina, Hervey Bay. The site investigation involved tight access drilling through 9m of Basalt fill. – May 2015
GD02 Hydrapower Scout Drilling angle holes for vent shaft dewatering at BMA Broadmeadow – May 2015
The BaT (Bus and Train) project was a proposed north-south tunnel that would provide bus and rail modes of transportation together in an intuitive design by combining a new underground rail line and busway in a single, double-decked, 15m-wide tunnel beneath the Brisbane River and Brisbane central business district. Some of the geotechnical site investigations[…]
GD03 Carrying out In Situ Pressuremetre Testing for the Parkland Project, Gold Coast – April 2015
GD05 Comacchio Drilling on a tight access residential site at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane – March 2015
GD05 Comacchio and Support Track Machine working on Queensland Rail Bridge Site – Edens Landing Culvert Investigation. GeoDrill’s Comacchio tracked along the rail, on top of the rail lines – March 2015
GD02 Hydrapower Scout drilling 100m HQ holes with packer testing in sedimentary rock and coal at BMA Broadmeadow & Goonyella – March 2015
GD05 Comacchio Drill at the QR Spring Bluff Station on a slip site, Toowoomba. – February 2015
GD05 Comacchio drilling under the Gateway Motorway and between a dual carriageway – Morton Drive, Brisbane Airport. – February 2015
GD04 Craned onto a floating Barge for site investigation into a new wharf on the Brisbane River – Feb 2015
GD05 Comacchio Drilling on a tight access residential block for a new high rise in Mooloolaba – January 2015
GD01 Drilling on the QUU Sewer Line, Ipswich – December 2014
GeoDrill Australia’s latest rig, the Comacchio GEO 305, drilling on the Mudflats at Abbot Point for the coal terminal expansion. Weighing just 5.5 tonne and accompanied with bog mats, this rig is ideally suited for soft ground situations – November 2014
GD05 Comacchio drilling 42m geotechnical borehole inside warehouse. – August 2014
About GeoDrill Australia
GeoDrill Australia is a domestic & irrigation water bore and geotechnical & environmental drilling company with the added capability of mineral & coal exploration. We are based on the Sunshine Coast and service all of Queensland and New South Wales.
We specialise in overwater, tight access and difficult terrain conditions and our specifically designed rigs aim to minimise our environmental impact.
We have tracked and truck mounted rigs for land and overwater drilling. Five of our rigs are fully compliant to mine site specification and three are BMA compliant. Our drillers are qualified with Cert III and are inducted with medicals. Safety and management systems are constantly reviewed by our qualified management.
We offer a range of services including:
- DOMESTIC & IRRIGATION WATER BORES
- GEOTECHNICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DRILLING
- MINERAL & COAL EXPLORATION
- TEST PITTING
- EARTHING DRILLING
- DRILLING OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT
Our drilling rigs and crew are experienced and can adapt to working in any environment.