Communication Services

National Broadband Network (NBN) Oct 2013 – Current

Mainswest have been heavily involved in the construction roll out of the NBN since October 2013 for NBN principal contractors ‘Fulton Hogan’ and ‘Downer Group’. Mainswest specialise in the supply and installation of PE and PVC pipe using a combination of horizontal directional drilling and trenching techniques in sand, rock or clay. Mainswest also install communications pits in new or existing locations and piece up all works ‘pit to pit’ including professional reinstatement and rodding and roping of conduits ready for cable hauling.

Since commencing works for the NBN rollout Mainswest have installed over 300,000 metres of conduit in multiple FSAMs in and around the Perth Metropolitan area including the following locations:

Perth CBD
South Perth

Meadow Springs
Victoria Park

Tuart Hill

Mainswest install anywhere from 500m to 1,000m metres of conduit per week depending on ground conditions and we take every precaution to prevent unwanted strikes of other utility providers assets including referring to DBYD plans, potholing to expose services and tracking above ground. Our asset strike rate is below the NBN nationally accepted average of 0.2 strikes per kilometre of installed conduit.

We constantly monitor the efficiencies of our civil crews and set S.M.A.R.T goals as we strive for excellence in the industry.

Western Power Fibre Works

Sept 2019 – Feb 2021 

Mainswest have assisted Western Power in the upgrade of their Fibre Network over the past few years resulting in a number of successful projects in difficult conditions. 

Mainswest have taken on the role of head contractor and accurately managed the below projects incorporating civil installation works and subcontract management of the hauling and splicing contractors. 

CBD RMU Automation – Sep 2020 – Feb 2021

TX SCAR 3 C7 – Aug 2020 – Nov 2021

CBD Automation – 105 Lord Street – Sep 2020 – Dec 2020

Arkana – Pilot Cable Stage 3 – Mar 2019 – Jun 2019