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McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor with an established reputation for delivering complex projects to the building, infrastructure and resources sectors.

The Group provides capability in building, civil, fabrication, electrical, maintenance and mechanical works with specialist engineering capabilities in pipeline, tunnelling, marine and rail construction.

We deliver projects for clients across all market sectors, disciplines and contract types throughout Australia. A snapshot of Australian operating regions is highlighted below. Some recent Australian projects include:


Northern RegionMcConnell Dowell’s Northern Region covers Queensland and Papua New Guinea. 

With abundant natural resources such as coal and LNG, much of the company’s work stems from the resources sector. This includes mineral export wharves and gas pipelines.

Due to the sustained drought in Queensland throughout the 2000s, the company was involved in many major water infrastructure projects including large diameter cross country water pipelines and dam upgrades. In Queensland, the company is also involved in the transport sector, such as designing and constructing the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project.




Central RegionMcConnell Dowell’s Central Region encompasses NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).




 The company has undertaken an eclectic array of projects throughout the region including subsea pipelines for the Sydney Desalination Plant, the Hume Dam upgrade in Albury and a new tug boat facility at Port Kembla in Wollongong.


Adelaide Desalination PlantMcConnell Dowell’s Southern Region encompasses Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

The company has built a solid reputation in the transport sector in Victoria and South Australia with a series of road and rail bridge projects completed for the major road authorities in those states.

The company is also active in the water sector delivering the Adelaide Desalination Plant and the Meander Dam in Tasmania.



Western RegionThe Company’s Western Region covers the vast expanse of Western Australia. 

The state is the powerhouse of the Australian economy with massive capital expenditure in mining, and oil and gas driving growth over the last 10 years.

McConnell Dowell’s business has also grown with a steady stream of marine, civil, pipelines and mechanical projects delivered for Australia’s blue chip miners and other companies. McConnell Dowell has also built a steady stream of rail work in the Pilbara to support the iron ore developments in that region.


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