Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd (CMC) was incorporated in 2002 by directors Peter Kendall and David Ahern with a vision to create a leading, high quality, diversified construction group.

In 2004, CMC took up the opportunity to acquire Maryborough based, Sheppard Earthmoving as a going concern. The purchase strengthened CMC’s relationships, capacity, skills, and capabilities, with strong foundations built on 34 years of business.

CMC continued to grow from this point, taking what Sheppard Earthmoving had created and evolving the company into a diversified contractor.

In 2008, CMC relocated its head office from Maryborough to Brisbane. The plant workshop and yard in Maryborough were retained to sustain the company’s strong relationships within the region. Now managed through CMC Plant Hire, the business has continued to grow, providing reliable plant and equipment for road, bridge, rail and civil construction contractors.

Today, CMC employs more than 300 people across its business. We have the capacity, resources, financial strength and third party accredited management systems to take on a range of projects from small civil works to complex major transport, oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining and resource sector infrastructure.

We have the capability to self-perform a large portion of the work we undertake, providing clients with added control, certainty, flexibility and efficiency.

Major milestones

1971 Sheppard Earthmoving founded in Maryborough
2002 CMC incorporated by directors Peter Kendall and David Ahern
2004 CMC acquires Maryborough based Sheppard Earthmoving 45 employees
2006 Selected as main contractor on $130 million SQARRP Alliance
2008 Head office moves from Maryborough to Brisbane. Plant and equipment workshop and yard retained in Maryborough
2011 Annual turnover surpasses $130 million
2012 Annual turnover surpasses $260 million
2014 Achieves highest Austroads prequalification: R5, B4, F150 (Plus) 300 employees
2014 CMC records one billion dollars of infrastructure delivered
2015 CMC moves into New South Wales, winning contracts to upgrade the Princes and Pacific Highways
2015 Winner, CCF Earth Awards, Queensland & National, Category 5 – $75 million to $150 million – Pacific Highway Upgrade (Worongary to Mudgeeraba)
2015 Winner, CCF Earth Awards, Queensland & National, Category 2 – $2 Million to $10 million – West Creek & Goggs Street, Toowoomba, Package 41


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