Who we are

About Quickway

Building transport and utilities infrastructure for Australia’s future

Our Vision is to be the Partner of choice in Transport and Utilities Infrastructure, achieved through our values and behaviours.

Having steadily grown from humble beginnings to becoming an industry leader, Quickway is a trusted contractor with a solid reputation for delivering integrated project solutions from concept to completion.

Our Accreditations

Telstra Interconnect Contractor Accreditation
Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner: Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme
Department of Planning and Environment: NSW Accredited Service Provider (ASP) Level 1
AS/NZS 45001-2018: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality Management Systems
AS/NZS ISO 14001-2016: Environmental Management Systems
Transport for NSW: Category G (Provision of Traffic Control)
National Prequalification: Road (R4), Bridge (B3), Financial Level (F100)
Transport for NSW: Technically Assured Organisation
W1 - Water reticulation DN 100-375, W2 - Water supply DN >375-750, W3 - Steel pipelines DN >750-1200, RW - Recycled water DN 65-375, S1 - Sewerage reticulation DN 150-300, S2 - Sewer standard DN 375-750, MS - Minor works
C1 – Water & Sewer Reticulation, C2 – Pump Stations, C3 – Pressure Sewer Systems, C4 – Trunk Infrastructure (≥ 300mm)

Renowned for capability, people and culture, Quickway are proactive problem solvers and results-focused.

Collaborative
Our collaborative team ethos reinforces the strong working relationships for which we are known – we partner with our clients to deliver positive outcomes without compromising our core values.
Multi-disciplinary
Our ideal project is when we draw upon multiple core capabilities – from road and bridge construction, mixed utilities, concrete structures, rail, tunnel works, communications and traffic management – and provide an integrated solution.
Specialists
Our business is built upon people with deep industry experience who self-perform our core services, supplemented with trusted specialist service providers.

Our People

Board of Directors

Derek Mullally

Managing Director

Derek is a respected professional in the civil engineering and construction industry with over 30 years’ combined experience, commencing with site-based positions and progressing through to senior management and business leadership.

Derek has an exceptional technical and commercial record in project delivery and thrives in developing and managing high-performing teams to deliver complex infrastructure projects across Australia. Since forming Quickway in 2006, he has been passionate about navigating the journey and achieving his vision for the business within the industry. He is equally comfortable on site or in the boardroom. Responsibilities include the executive control of all business operations, with ultimate accountability for the delivery of outcomes to the client. This involves close liaison with the client from tender stage to project completion, whilst simultaneously leading and coordinating Quickway Management, staff and subcontractors.

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David Tan

CFO, Director

David joined Quickway in June 2013 and has over 20 years' experience in the construction, subcontracting and maintenance sectors.

He is currently the CFO and a Director of Quickway. Prior to this, David held Financial Controller roles at Harsco Infrastructure (now Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services), UGL and GCS Group.

David's expertise and responsibility span financing, structuring and compliance for Quickway Group and its subsidiaries. He has a sound track record in establishing greenfield businesses, developing business to the next level and creating value for shareholders. David is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University.

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Peter Wilkinson

Director

Peter formally joined Quickway in July 2018 following an advisory association with the business since 2013.

Peter’s 30 years of industry expertise and experience is in developing, implementing and enabling growth in Engineering and Construction businesses. He specialises in outsourced services and has deep experience in private and Government funded infrastructure across the full spectrum of contracting methodologies

He has applied his construction, asset and systems development and management expertise in the infrastructure, transportation, mining, defence, utilities and property industries both locally and overseas. Peter has refined his bid management and project development skills both locally and Internationally. Peter has held Executive Management positions with Transfield Services (now part of Ventia), GHD Pty Ltd, Serco Asia Pacific, UGL and with NSW State Rail Authority (now Sydney Trains). Peter hold professional qualifications in Engineering and an MBA (AGSM).

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Senior Managers

Damian O'Callaghan

National Pre-Contracts Manager

Damian has over 18 years’ experience in the mixed utilities, water, power, transport and construction industries in Ireland, the USA, and Australia. He has held construction and business management roles in Australia and overseas.

As a highly driven and knowledgeable National Tendering Manager, Damian has been recognised for his strong attention to detail, his ability to communicate with construction professionals at all levels, willingness to take responsibility of all tasks and projects, and a proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities in fast-paced environments. Damian brings the unique combination of extensive project delivery and vast tendering and estimating experience through a demonstrated track record of winning contracts, with in-depth understanding of technical, commercial, business, and strategic elements.

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Tommy Kelly

Division Manager - Utilities

Tommy joined Quickway in early 2020 and has over 16 years' experience in the civil and mixed utilities construction sectors, both in Ireland and Australia. Tommy holds a Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, graduating in 2003 at Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland. Upon graduation, Tommy commenced his civil engineering profession working for a major civil engineering company in Ireland, predominately on roads, utilities and bulk earthworks.

Tommy is currently leading the utilities division at Quickway. Tommy has worked on a broad range of complex and challenging projects for various clients such as, Sydney Water, Hunter Water, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and many tier one clients. He has extensive knowledge of all areas of the civil industry with expertise being around challenging and high-risk work.

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Pieter Van Heerden

Division Manager - Transport

Pieter joined Quickway in April 2018 and has over 20 years experience in Construction. He is currently in the role of Senior Project Manager. Pieter has worked on Major Infrastructure Projects in both UK and Australia, most recent being Senior positions with Laing O'Rourke and Leightons.

He has extensive experience managing large scale Infrastructure Projects and delivering works on schedule and within budget. He has the ability to build good relationships and effective communication with Clients resulting in positive project outcomes. Pieter holds a Diploma of Project Management, NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Management and BTEC Level 5 HND in Civil Engineering Surveying.

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Mark Connolly

National Commercial / Contracts Manager

Mark has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, commencing with site-based tradesperson positions before transitioning into quantity surveying roles. He has held positions in Ireland, the USA, and Australia. He is a graduate of Northumbria University, where obtained a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. He has held senior commercial positions in Australia since 2016, and has been employed by Quickway as National Commercial / Contracts Manager since 2021.

Mark has comprehensive experience across the civil & utilities, building, rail, and mining sectors, and is responsible for managing all commercial and contractual matters within our organisation, providing invaluable guidance and support to ensure the successful execution of our projects. Mark is a strategic thinker with a keen eye for detail, making him adept at mitigating risks and managing stakeholder expectations. He also has a proven track record of effectively resolving contentious issues, while always prioritising client satisfaction.

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Our Affiliations

The Quickway approach enables us to support communities not only by delivering the infrastructure that they need, but also by simultaneously supporting the charities and organisations that enrich them. We are proud to have supported:

Our History

2019
Quickway Rail Return to WA

Welding on South Flank, WA
May 2019

Second Head Contractor Project for RMS

Chifley Road Upgrade – Clarence Road Over Rail Bridge
May 2019

2018
First Electrical Overhead Line

Quickway’s first 132kV overhead line, crossing Flemington Road and the new Canberra Light Rail.
December 2018

First Quickway Safety Awareness Forum

National Safe Work Month event at the ANZ Stadium.
October 2018

First Safety Award

Ausgrid’s Strategic Partner Summit Safety Award
June 2018

First Contract in South Australia

Dry Creek to Gillman Rail project
April 2018

AEO Accreditation

Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) for Transport for NSW (TfNSW)
March 2018

First project as Head Contractor for Sydney Trains

The Sydney Harbour Bridge
Jan 2018

2017
FSC Accreditation

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner May 2017

Awarded first contract as head contractor on RMS project

Woolgoolga to Ballina Section 10 Bridges Aug 2017

2016
First Tunnel Project

The NRT (Northwest Rapid Transit). This is part of the Sydney Metro Northwest Project.
April 2016

First Project as Head Contractor – Electrical project

Ausgrid Cable Laying Project works – Sydney Southern Region.
Dec 2016

2015
ASP Electrical 1 Accreditation

ASP Electrical 1.
Oct 2015

RMS Prequalification of Contractors Accreditation

RMS Prequalification of Contractors (R1, B3, F20), increased to R2 and prequalification status in September 2016. This accreditation acquisition facilitated the winning of major projects as Head Contractor.
Oct 2015

RMS Registration of Contractors for Traffic Control Accreditation

RMS Registration of Contractors for Traffic Control.
Jun 2015

First Rail Project

The Country Regional Network (Lee Street Level Crossing Kelso).
Aug 2015

ISO Management Systems Accreditation

Systems certified to ISO & AS/ NZS.
Apr 2015

2014
First Accreditation – Telstra Interconnect

Telstra Interconnect Accreditation. We consolidated our diversification through the acquisition of accreditations which are the foundations for growth.
Oct 2014

First major works in the Perth metro area

The Gateway WA project.
Jan 2014

2011
Expanded into the Traffic Management field

Diversification of services through the acquisition of DJB. June 2011

First Communications Project

Lendlease Optus Maintenance.
Aug 2011

First Electrical Project

The Traca Alliance was also our first multi-service project.
May 2011

Restructured into Communications and Electrical Infrastructure

Diversification of services through the merge with Mattcom Holdings.
May 2011

2008
First contract awarded in Western Australia

Rail bridge construction on Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5).
June 2008

First contract awarded in Queensland

Ipswich/Logan Interchange – Construction of 10 bridges.
July 2008

2007
First major contract awarded

The Northern Hume Alliance – Tumbarumba Bridge.
Dec 2007

2006
Founded

We won our first ever contract.
Dec 2006