About Us

The Shadforth story began in 1964 when founder, Peter Shadforth and his brother John started civil contracting together in North Queensland.

Today, with Peter’s nephew Ray at the helm, Shadforth is one of Queensland’s largest family owned civil contracting companies. Shadforth is built on strong family values that are mirrored through its people and clients adding to their success.

Whether you have a main roads and infrastructure project, a residential or industrial subdivision or you’re in the mining sector, talk to our clients. You’ll see that we have a strong track record of delivering on time and on budget across all different types of civil projects – see testimonials.


  • Stormwater drainage, Sewer and Water Mains
  • Major Civil Structures and Culverts
  • Residential and Industrial subdivisions
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Airfields
  • Mining infrastructure
  • Pump Stations
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Environmental Rehabilitation
  • Road Rehabilitiation

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  1. Ability to ‘Self Deliver’ a Full Civil Solution Nationwide

    We have over 500 employees and a similar amount of heavy plant suitable for earthworks, sewer, water and drainage installation and road construction - all of which are easily mobilised utilising our transport vehicles. (read more about our plant and equipment – click here)

  2. 40 Year Track Record of Compliance & Performance

    Shadforth have developed a reputation for unsurpassed quality, delivering projects on time and within budget consistently for our clients. Whether you are in the mining industry, residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions or a Government Department constructing road & infrastructure projects; Shadforth focuses on your goals to deliver outcomes second to none. View our client testimonials – click here

  3. Flexibility to Respond Rapidly

    As a family-owned company with an accessible management structure we work closely with all our clients at a high level so you can be confident knowing you have access to our most talented people at all times.

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