Civil & Tunnel Pty Ltd is a market leading supplier of earth moving plant, skilled labour and civil construction services on major infrastructure, construction, utility and land sub-division projects throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

Backed by an experienced and professional management team with local and international experience, a skilled work force and large fleet of late model plant and equipment, Civil & Tunnel Pty Ltd has forged a market leading reputation for planning and delivering time critical projects in sensitive eco-systems, varying ground conditions and challenging working conditions to the highest safety, quality and environmental standards.

Civil & Tunnel Pty Ltd’s paramount focus is the safety of its employees and the quality of its workmanship, coupled with the capacity to supply over 50 items of plant and 150+ personnel to accelerate works and bring projects in ahead of schedule, whilst ensuring our client’s project requirements are met without compromising safety or quality.

Civil & Tunnel Pty Ltd is ‘Here to Work’ and ready to assist you with your next project.



John Doherty was born in Ireland in 1946. In 1961, at age 15, John left home and moved to Scotland where he commenced work as a tunneller, specialising in drill and blast projects. After 10 years underground, in 1971, John was lured to Melbourne, Australia where he worked on numerous civil and tunnel projects in Victoria, Tasmania, ACT and Western Australia. In 1979, John established the Doherty Group and commenced operations as a civil and tunnel contractor operating throughout Australia.


Civil & Tunnel Pty Ltd is the operating division of the Doherty Group, which is run by John's sons. With over forty years’ industry experience, the Doherty Group has expanded and diversified being involved in some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure projects from shaft excavation in Western Australia’s gold fields to the Port Kembla coal loader, Sydney Olympic Village precinct, Garden Island Naval Base Upgrade and the Pacific Highway Widening to name but a few.

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The following timeline summarises notable projects that the Doherty Group have been involved in:


  • John Doherty established the Doherty Group


  • Port Kembla Coal Loader
  • Tumblong By-pass
  • Blue Rock Dam
  • Agnew Gold Fields – Mine Shaft
  • Chatswood Station Tunnel


  • Sydney Olympic Village
  • Optus Vision Fibre Optic Rollout
  • Garden Island Wharf Upgrade
  • Canterbury - Bankstown Resignalling


  • Shell Pipeline Rehabilitation Program
  • Georges River Sewer Program
  • M7 Motorway
  • Great Western Highway Upgrade
  • Sydney Desalination Plan
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