Trusted and Safe


of newlands work is from repeat business with existing clients


million of projects successfully delivered in the past three years


Lost time injuries


Million energy sector projects completed successfully


All policies are reviewed every 12 months, or sooner, as required, to maintain compliance with:

  • AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
  • AS/NZS ISO 4801:2001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  • AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems

ISO Certification

ISO Certification

ISO Certification


All field staff Construction White Cards as well as appropriate licences and tickets to operate machinery


  • Demolition Licence
  • Licence to perform Class B Asbestos removal


  • Plumbing and Drainage (Trade Contractor)
  • Builder – Medium Riseremoval


  • Roadworks: Level R2
  • Bridgeworks Level B1
  • Financial: Level F50
  • Pre-qualification: Full
  • Roadworks: Level R2
  • Bridgeworks Level B1
  • Financial: Level F50
  • Pre-qualification: Full

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We Take Health and Safety Seriously.

Integrated Management System

Health and Safety Management System: Our safety management plan is a living, breathing document and continually under review to ensure it is current, relevant and adequately addresses our Company Policies.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program: The EAP is a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline offering employees assistance, guidance and support.

Safe Home

  • LTIFR (Lost time injury frequency rate) – 0.0
  • TRIFR (Total recordable injury frequency rate) – 13.0

Our Team

Since our inception in 2001, we have undergone a process of controlled growth, building our capacity to take on projects of increased complexity and value across expanded markets and locations.

We are innovative, nimble and combine a lean management approach with highly skilled workforce to ensure high performance delivery, regardless of the complexity or location of our clients’ projects.

We assemble specialised project teams to meet the unique needs of each project. We employ skilled professionals with experience in all forms of commercial construction from industrial sheds through to multi-rise residential complexes.

We engage meaningfully with our clients to understand their requirements and work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions.

Barry O'Sullivan

Director/Business Development Manager

Barry has more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of civil and property development. As the founder of Town and Country Industries (forerunner to the Newlands Group), Barry has been fundamental in the growth, development and success of the Newlands Group. Blending his position as Director with the BDM role means Barry is ultimately responsible for developing innovative construction solutions and ensuring these solutions meet the changing needs of clients. Barry places strong emphasis and importance on employment of Indigenous people, people with disabilities and staff safety and welfare.


  • Corporate governance
  • Leadership and corporate management
  • Marketing and business development
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The safety of our people, communities & the environment is our number one priority.

Chris O'Dea

General Manager

Chris has been in the civil engineering sector for more than 30 years with experience encompassing design, construction and project management. With extensive experience and knowledge across all components of the design and construction process, Chris oversees the smooth-running of projects ensuring they are completed on time and on budget. Chris works with multiple stakeholders, communicating, negotiating and planning, to ensure a superior outcome for all clients.


  • Civil project management
  • Structural engineering design
  • Engineering documentation
  • Quality Assurance - Qualified Internal Auditor
  • Preparation and implementation of integrated management system manuals
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Our goal is to continue providing our clients with an innovative, timely and quality service.

Bevan Austin

Estimating Manager

Bevan has developed a diverse range of project experience during his 15 year career in the construction industry, including extensive experience in both hard dollar and design and construction projects. Bevan has an ability to build strong ongoing working relationships with clients and is directly responsible for the co-ordination of both minor and major tender submissions for civil and construction projects.


  • Exceptional negotiation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven track record in meeting submission deadlines
  • Building, strengthening and developing relationships across clients from varying industries
  • Strong understanding of the building industry with demonstrated experience in all forms of construction
  • Demonstrated understanding of project requirements and information required for conforming submissions
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We aim to exceed best practice indicators in all areas of our operations.

Noel Frizzell

Operations Manager

Noel’s strong leadership and management skills combined with 37 years of experience in civil construction, has been fundamental in the growth, development and success of the Newlands Group. Noel has a vast range of project management experience on large projects, and extensive experience in maintenance and plant operations. As Operations Manager, Noel is responsible for all operations within the Newlands Group.


  • Maintenance and plant operations
  • Project management
  • Construction/earthworks and pavement
  • Construction programming
  • Co-ordination of multiple construction projects simultaneously
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We are committed to delivering the highest standards of quality while providing timely, honest and reliable service.

Ashley Milner

Engineering Manager

With more than 15 years in the industry, Ashley has extensive experience in the engineering design of civil and structural projects. Skilled in medium to large scale civil and structural projects, Ashley has experience from the design and documentation of projects through to construction. In his role as Engineering Manager, Ashley oversees all engineering related functions of the Newlands Group. Ashley holds Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) certification in civil and structural engineering.


  • Industrial, rural, rural-residential, urban and community subdivisions
  • Commercial and industrial structural and hydraulic engineering
  • Design/documentation of medium to large scale civil and structural projects
  • Highly skilled in SPACE GASS
  • AutoCAD, 12D software and PC Drains
  • Construction design, inspection and supervision
  • Project administration and management
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One of the tests of safety is the ability to recognise a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Gary Lancaster

QHSE Manager

Gary has more than 36 years of experience as a qualified builder, with more than 10 years working directly in Quality, Workplace Health, Safety and Environment. Gary is responsible for preparing and implementing the Project Safety Plan, environment management, conducting safety audits in each project and for ongoing maintenance of the integrated management systems, ensuring compliance with relevant industry standards.


  • Advising and directing projects with safety concerns
  • Maintaining safe workplaces and implementing policies for specific sites
  • Maintaining incident registers and return to work rehabilitation
  • Co-ordinating safety audits and inductions across multiple construction anad civil projects
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Environmentally Responsible

The Newlands Group is continually revising our certifications to maintain compliance. In every project, sustainability and minimising our and our clients’ environmental impact is front of mind. Our Project Managers are specialised in implementing construction and engineering practice that minimises impact on the environment through a reduction of noise, waste, water usage and pollution in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems.

Our Technology

We have invested heavily in IT infrastructure and the latest technology to ensure the efficiency, standard and consistency of our delivery is the best it can be.

  • Our graders and loaders are GPS enabled to remove the need for infield survey and staking.
  • All light vehicles contain IVMS to better manage our employee fatigue and compliance.
  • Our Integrated Management System is fully digital, increasing engagement and conformance with its requirements.
  • Employees time is recorded electronically reducing our paper footprint and processing time.

The attitude of the Newlands Group team is always ‘can do’ and the way in which they have both adopted and implemented Laing O’Rourke’s Health, Safety and Environment procedures has been greatly appreciated.

Richie Ryan, Construction Manager – APLNG Upstream Phase 1 Project, Laing O’Rourke

Our Difference

Commercial and civil construction and engineering services are all accessible within the Newlands Group, allowing a full range of support with the one contact. At Newlands we don’t just talk about forming relationships, we engage with our clients, suppliers, subcontractors and employees. We strive to develop real long-term relationships built on timely, honest and reliable service with clients, suppliers and sub-contractors. This approach allows us to deliver better outcomes for our stakeholders and rewarding opportunities for our people.

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What's Happening At Newlands?

24 October 2016

Nexus Projects

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Works

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24 October 2016

Walton Stores Handover

Newlands Group hands Walton Stores tenancies over to Walton Stores

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