Drawing in the Power of Collaboration

There has never been a more important time to discuss the initiatives and recognise the progress of being advanced across the Oceania region and the world in Damage Prevention.

Did you know in Queensland Construction the following horror statistics were recorded:

  • Every year electrical distributors report up to 30 excavators contacting overhead and underground powerlines
  • A Dial Before You Dig Telecommunications member reports 20,000 strikes per year to their network with damages accumulating to $20,000,000
  • In 2017 there were more than 10,000 incidents across Queensland impacting hospital services, telecommunications and electricity and gas supplies due to strikes of underground cables and pipes.

Queensland’s Dial Before You Dig’s General Manager, Paul Newman said, “The $5 billion increase in infrastructure spending earmarked for Queensland in the budget was likely to see a hike in the number of digs going wrong during excavations”.

In a few weeks time, the inaugural “Oceania Damage Prevention Conference” (ODPC) will be taking place on 20-23 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Over the last 20 years Australia has established a very good national referral service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to Australia’s vast infrastructure networks.

The Conference will bring together Locators, Contractors, Service Providers and Utilities to showcase best practices and international learnings.

Mipela GeoSolutions is proud to be an official sponsor supporting the ODPC and would highly recommend you attend.