Industrial & Energy

McIlwain has been connecting communities across Australia with the delivery of high-quality transport infrastructure for over five decades.

The transport sector has always formed a core part of our business. It’s what we live and breathe. It’s in our DNA!

We have a proven track record of delivering cost-effective and sustainable roads, bridges and structures of all shapes and sizes – from small maintenance projects to major infrastructure upgrades.

Through the application of innovative construction methods, design solutions and complete project management, we pride ourselves on delivering optimal transport infrastructure to benefit the everyday lives of locals in metropolitan, regional and remote communities.

McIlwain recognises that building better roads changes, and even saves, lives.

We have proudly delivered more than 50 projects worth over $150 million in total to optimise road networks and better connect communities across Australia.

McIlwain value the importance of bridging the gaps between poorly connected communities.

Since 2009, we have designed and constructed 11 bridges worth a total of over $130 million, whilst ensuring our delivery methods meet sustainability objectives of the business and community at large.

McIlwain advocates the construction of transport infrastructure that is both environmentally friendly and sustainable.

We are responsible for constructing some of Queensland’s busiest cycle corridors, including the Bicentennial Bikeway and Moggill Road Cycleway.

From onsite assessments of subsurface conditions to complete stabilisation and remediation works, McIlwain holds the knowledge and expertise to determine and improve the status of all foundational works

McIlwain’s cost-effective and innovative delivery model ensures the structural integrity of all transport infrastructure is enhanced in line with the highest-quality safety standards, and without detriment to the end-user or environment.

McIlwain’s breadth of capabilities extend to the planning, design and delivery of car park infrastructure solutions on time and on budget.

McIlwain has successfully delivered around 90 carpark projects worth in excess of a total of $30 million.


    Our experienced building division can successfully manage your project from concept through to construction.

    McIlwain is renowned for providing turnkey solutions that have changed the face of the residential and commercial building sectors.

    As a highly capable licensed builder, we take pride in providing high-quality solutions that are both cost-effective and fit for purpose.

    Most recently, McIlwain has been involved in the design and construction of premium residential home renovations and extensions, amenity and facility buildings, and upgrades to office blocks and commercial infrastructure.

    Our capabilities in this space have only added to the strength, growth and diversity of McIlwain over the decades.


      McIlwain recognises the importance of working toward securing Australia’s future in the sustainable provision of utility infrastructure.

      We offer diversified construction services in the fields of water, wastewater, electrical, gas and telecommunications for a wide range of government and private clients.

      Our collaborative approach enables our team to implement innovation solutions to complex engineering challenges in the provision of utility services.

      Our experience in the management and construction of complex pipelines, engineering structures and mechanical and electrical works make us the ideal partner for the delivery of any utility infrastructure project.

      McIlwain thrive on creating outstanding community assets from the ground up to enhance the everyday lives of Australians.

      Since 1961, McIlwain has constructed thousands of residential, industrial and group title allotments.

      We recognise that these developments are instrumental in creating the homes, workplaces and urban spaces for our current and future generations.

      McIlwain continues to work collaboratively with consultants, developers and councils to deliver urban infrastructure that enhances the lifestyle, connectivity and interaction of communities.

      McIlwain use state-of-the-art methodologies to successfully deliver commercial projects that meet the unique needs and expectations of the end-user.

      With a proven track record of overcoming unique obstacles on both small and large-scale commercial projects, McIlwain can be trusted to deliver and end project that meets and exceeds expectations.

      We value quality over quantity in the construction of residential developments, with the view that we deliver a lifestyle not an allotment.

      Specialising in the design and construction of subdivisions for over three decades, McIlwain has delivered on its quality commitment for over 80 subdivision projects worth over $70 million.

      McIlwain is proud to foster happier and healthier communities through the delivery of modern green space, sports and recreational facilities.

      Industrial & Energy

        McIlwain has extensive, multidisciplinary experience in building high-quality assets designed to help fuel Australia’s future.

        We have a wealth of involvement in constructing bulk earthworks, concrete foundations, steel structures and service infrastructure for fuel terminals, processing plants, manufacturing facilities and power substations.

        We understand the unique challenges posed by this industry sector, including constructing within operating facilities in close proximity to critical infrastructure and in hazardous environments.

        Our stringent focus on health and safety, along with our technical expertise in complex engineering projects, makes us the perfect industry partner to successfully deliver these types of works.

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        Gold Coast Aquatics Centre

        McIlwain Civil were engaged by Watpac in January 2013 to complete the civil works package for the construction of The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.  The project was completed in time to host for the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships as well as the swimming and diving competitions for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Redevelopment of the aquatic centre is one of the ...

        Gold Coast Stadium Upgrade

        McIlwain was subcontracted by Watpac in November 2009 to deliver the civil works associated with the Gold Coast Stadium Upgrade project at Carrara. The works included Bulk Earthworks, Drainage and Services Infrastructure, Pavements and External Road Upgrades. The works involved excavation, treatment and removal of approximately 50,000m3 of acid sulphate soils and the construction of heavy duty crane and piling ...

        Calamvale Community Park Stage 4 & 5

        As part of the Brisbane City Council Calamvale District Park development, McIlwain Civil were engaged to complete stages 4 & 5 of the development. The $1.0M contract included construction of a community shelter and facilities, access road and car park, landscaping and park furniture. The focal point of stage 4 was the community shelter, an 8.7m x 8.2m steel portal ...

        Construction of Synthetic Hockey Pitch

        McIlwain Civil were awarded the contract in October 2009 to construct a new international standard synthetic hockey pitch for Eastern Suburbs Hockey Club at the Clem Jones Centre at Carina.  This would add to the few synthetic fields available for use in Southeast Queensland and facilitate the relocation of the Eastern Suburbs Hockey Club from their facility at Fairfield to ...

        Sherwood Parklands

        Pradella Constructions have embarked on replicating the Roma Street Parklands on their site at Sherwood. The development includes the construction of townhouses, villas and manors each designed to maximize parkland views and cater for a broad range of potential purchasers. Our Project Works comprised bulk earthworks, roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, acid sulphate treatment and associated civil infrastructure works. Stage ...