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environmentally sensitive civil earthworks


We guarantee the success of high risk environmental civil works projects delivered within strict deadlines - leaving no environmental footprint.

We are a civil engineering company based in Cairns and North Queensland. We have completed environmentally sensitive bulk earthworks and civil construction projects for more than 18 years. We have completed works in the mining, sports, aeronautical and government sectors.

Director and Head Civil & Environmental Engineer Phillip Cassell has more than 38 years experience in the industry with formal qualifications in:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management

He heads up local teams consisting of civil engineers, structural engineers, architects, machine operators - and all other necessary roles needed to get your civil earthworks project completed.

As industry advocate, and president of the North Queensland Civil Construction Association, Phillip keeps updated, and advocates best practices.

He is committed to:

  • Maintaining the long-term health of the north tropics
  • Ensuring civil contractors take more care with the environment
  • Helping you get better value from your civil contract job

What you can expect

It’s important that we are a good fit if we’re to work together to get you the results you’re after. We can help if your priorities include:

  • Value for money
  • Completion of job on time, within budget - guaranteed
  • EPA & CEMP compliant works
  • A company with proven experience in taking on tough projects in the wet tropics
  • A solution that needs to work - you can’t afford to fail

What we do well:

Solve problems

We’re known for coming up with solutions to the largest, most complex environmental projects. What’s more, you can expect us to think of solutions to issues you haven’t considered.

Environmental sensitivity

Focus on zero footprint, reuse, minimal waste, firm KPIs, and accountability with all works fully EPA & CEMP compliant.

Fulfilment of statutory regulations

We get unanimous support for your project from the multiple regulatory bodies with vested, often conflicting interests.

Local expertise

We contract local businesses with the expertise and resources as a priority. Your project will avoid costly mistakes faced by interstate companies who are not equipped for the challenges of the north tropics.

Exceptional project management

Qualified and experienced project managers ensure your project’s success through thorough documentation, skilled stakeholder management, and the fulfilment of important milestones - to guarantee completion, on time (or before the deadline).

Value for money

We won’t compromise on the environment. No matter what the cost. We’d rather lose a tender than risk harming the environment. Yet you can be sure you’re getting value for money. We’re obsessive about efficiency:

  • Strict cost and quality controls
  • Highly trained staff
  • Huge margin for errors and breakdowns
  • Efficient and well-maintained machinery fleet
  • Carefully allocated resources
  • Exceptional level of planning

Every dollar is used efficiently and responsibly. Every dollar is optimised.

Not the cheapest but that is not our aim

Strict processes for cost-effectiveness, exceptional quality, and zero environmental footprint, often brings our quote higher than the average bulk earthworks and civil engineering contract across Cairns and North Queensland.

But we don’t apologise for this.

We’re selective about which projects we take on - and we only take on a handful each year. That’s why we’ll only take on clients who have a genuine care about their impact on the environment.

We know what to look for above - and below the ground. We’ll never compromise on the environment. It’s why we’re sought after for the most sensitive, high-risk environmental projects. Projects that can’t afford to fail.

If value for money, guaranteed job completion, and an unwavering dedication to the environment is what you’re after, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us or check out our projects.

Any questions?

Wetland Civil Contractors is a civil construction company specialising in environmentally sensitive marine & civil earthworks.

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