About Downer PipeTech

Downer PipeTech has built a reputation as an industry leader on the back of delivering complex and successful projects, innovative solutions, strong project management and a commitment to our comprehensive processes and systems. With offices and capability Australasia wide, Downer PipeTech provides innovative pipeline rehabilitation solutions to the Water and Wastewater Industry, Local Government, Industrial & Mining markets.

Downer PipeTech offers skilled staff, project experience and the capability to deliver a wide variety of ‘world’s best practice’ infrastructure solutions for the rehabilitation of water and waste water networks. All of our products and procedures are subject to thorough scrutiny, both internally and by third parties. This guarantees that what we offer delivers value consistent with client expectations in terms of serviceability and long term performance, while ensuring the safety and welfare of our employees, the end user and the general public.

As a testimony to ITS’ premier reputation in the water, sewer and civil pipeline rehabilitation industries, ITS were acquired by Downer in 2017. Other than the name change and relocation to our new head office premises, everything else remains the same. Through an existing network of equipment and material supply partners both locally and internationally, we can confidently state that Downer PipeTech is committed to providing solutions that deliver maximum uptime of infrastructure assets, with less impact and less cost to our customers.


Trevor Groeneveld was involved in the trenchless industry and technology since the early 90’s and has played a pivotal role in the growth of the pipe rehabilitation industry in Australia. At the time ITS was established, the adoption of trenchless technology as an accepted mainstream alternative to traditional open cut pipeline renewal had not reached anywhere near its potential. There were a number of new technologies and products which ITS identified as having the potential to be major industry advancements & disrupters.

Another strong motivator was the interest in building a business around outstanding people who embraced core values of respect, integrity, safety, environment, high performance and innovation. 10 years on, we still hold true to these values and they are an integral part of the culture of the business.

ITS’s first employee was a junior engineer called Wally Akacha. Wally joined the business from its inception and has grown with the organisation and since January 2016 and now holds the position of General Manager. In 2017 Downer identified the niche skills of ITS and purchased the organisation to complement their comprehensive portfolio in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

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