The ASTT has been saddened by the loss of one of its most celebrated members, William â€œBillâ€ Goodman.
Bill, as he was known to most in the industry, was a true trenchless legend as the first Australian member on the ISTT and also the first to introduce cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) to the Australian industry.
He was considered the industryâ€™s â€˜go-to personâ€™ for Sydneyâ€™s underground infrastructure, after he built up an intimate knowledge of Sydneyâ€™s sewerage system from trailing the pipes himself in the times before CCTV inspection.
Billâ€™s contribution to the no-dig industry was featured in â€˜King of Sydneyâ€™s underworldâ€™ in the March 2011 edition of Trenchless Australasia, which coincided with his 85th birthday.
Commenting on Billâ€™s passing, ASTT Secretary Jeff Pace said â€œOn behalf of the ASTT, I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the families of William â€˜Billâ€™ James Goodman OAM who recently peacefully passed away at home.
â€œBill was a founding member of the ISTT when he joined on the 13 May 1987. He clearly saw the benefits of the formation of a trenchless society.
â€œWhen the ASTT was formed in 1991, Bill also became a founding member. His membership number was 48.
â€œI will always remember him. Rest in peace, Bill.â€
Bill was aged 91 and is survived by his four children, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.