Johnstaff Projects

Phil had “had enough of corporate life” after working for major national companies; David Wagstaff had his own practice; the pair jumped into their own business together. That may suggest they had a readymade portfolio of clients to work for, but Phil says this was not the case. Instead, the business had to be built up slowly and painstakingly.

Projecting an Image


Located near Wonthaggi, on the Bass Coast south-east of Melbourne, the A$3.5 billion mega project is the product of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Victorian Government and AquaSure. The Thiess Degrémont Joint Venture (TDJV) was contracted to design, construct and commission the project.

Six Amazing Projects in One

Victoria’s Department of Planning and Community Development

First, says Minister Guy, it is important to note the change in emphasis in the way the Victorian government considers planning in the state. “The key point is that the government now sees the planning portfolio more as an economic one rather than simply a social portfolio,” he explains. This swing has prompted initiatives such as planning zone reform, a new urban renewal authority and an investigation into how to manage population growth in the coming decades.

Once and Future State

Precise Builders

It’s also a story about some younger-generation guys who believe in bringing a greater degree of commercial awareness, modern business practices and above all, customer handling and customer satisfaction to their building activities.


Beech Constructions

The company has been a successful family-run operation in Queensland with a stellar reputation for delivery quality projects since 1958, when it began offering its construction services as well as Beech wood-fired pizza ovens. The company decided to sell its successful wood-fired division eight months ago and it still operates under the name Beech Ovens through new owners.

A Family Affair

Varcon Constructions

Michael is the head of Varcon Constructions, a prominent builder of residential and commercial property based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. “We can’t complain,” he says. “We could always be doing better, but I believe we are well established and we always have work ahead of us to keep it all churning over.”

Building Rapport

Stellar Constructions

For Victoria based construction management company Stellar Constructions, style is just one of the many areas in which the company has always excelled.

A Flash of Brilliance in the Construction Industry

Momentum Built

Since 2009, the company has continually expanded, and has grown from two employees and an annual turnover of around three million dollars to ten employees today, with an annual income of almost seven million dollars.

Gathering Momentum

Dwyer Engineering & Construction

A boilermaker with over three decades worth of first-hand experience, Joe Dwyer saw a need to create a company which could grow to serve the needs of a variety of industries, including mining and oil and gas. Today, the Western Australia-based business has expanded to provide a comprehensive range of first and second-tier services, products, and expertise to companies such as Rio Tinto, Leighton, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Woodside, and many others.

Fabrication and So Much More

Delcon Civil

This background in construction and surveying was invaluable while building the business from scratch, he says. “[It] gave me a really good understanding in most aspects of civil construction.” Obtaining success also took persistence and dedication. “It is a passion of mine,” Dave explains. “It is something that I take personally because I have built it from the ground up.”

Committed to Quality, Safety, and the Environment

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

August 18, 2022, 9:21 PM AEST