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Project Kick Start – TAFE Coomera Marine Centre

It has been a very impressive start to the TAFE Coomera Marine Centre project, which was recently awarded by Kane Constructions.

In just shy of a week, the Gold Coast Team have established on site, smashed the tree clearing with a fauna spotter and already are nearing completion of the mulch grinding!

With three diggers and a dump truck operating, the early stages of earthworks are scheduled to reach full completion by the end of the week. It won’t be long until the team start reshaping this block of land in preparation for the designed infrastructure.

This project is moving fast so, be sure to watch this space for more updates on the teams progression.




Official Opening of Chermside Hockey

As Principle Contractor, we were proud to attend Brisbane Hockey Association’s Official Opening of the Chermside Hockey Fields over the weekend.

Many special guests also attended the event to celebrate the completion of this project – One of them being Councilor Fiona Hammond, Ward of Marchant.

From Local, State and Federal Government; there were many levels of politics that worked closely to achieve this development. Thanks to Universal Civil – The Burringbar Park Facility is now home to two, brand-new hockey fields.

Rewarding Letter of Commendation from Our Client

Universal Civil has officially reached Practical Completion at Job 275 – Medical Centre, Pimpama.

This project was awarded to our Team by PCM Property to which we began construction in April.

In four months, we completed the bulk earthworks, civil storm water drainage, pavements, sewer connections and retaining wall.

This project has been a pleasure to be apart of.

We take pride in creating great relationships with Our Clients – which is why this testimonial is as rewarding as the success. 

“I would like to thank you all for this achievement. Universal has certainly exceeded my expectations, and it has been a success to deliver on time and with minimal issues. You should all be very proud and again thank you for your efforts.”  – Brendan Meikle, Senior Design Manager

Hard Day in the Office for The Boys

Universal Civil works hard to ensure that its Employees are well-educated and up-to-date with the appropriate knowledge and understanding of their respective roles.

It is our goal that all employees of Universal Civil adequately understands and operates a significant set of skills learnt through company training. This not only improves an individuals performance in their current roles, but ultimately, the performance of an entire team.

We, at Universal Civil, are proudly focused on the development of all employees with the primary focus to encourage internal growth within our company.

This week we currently have a group of boys participating in a Dogman’s Course. The team is dedicating a total 5 days, both practical and theoretical, to learning new skills in this area of expertise.

Since the recent relocation of our Office, employees now have a comfortable environment and facility to undergo such assessments.


Proud Sponsors of Young Care in Support of Teneille Vassie

Universal Civil is very proud to sponsor Young Care’s  Simpson Desert Challenge 2019 in support of Teneille Vassie.

Teneille, among many others, will embark on a 9 Day and Night Trek across the Simpson Desert to raise awareness for Young Care – a non-profit organisation creating choice and independence for young people with high care needs.

Young Care provides fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications; and support through a national phone line.

Universal Civil is incredibly proud of Teneille . She is not only creating a change for young people with high care needs but raising awareness for a great cause. We wish Teneille nothing but the best of luck in her adventure and applaud her contribution to the Organisation.

If you too would like to show your support for Teneille, please click on the link shown below:

Job 267 for ADCO – Bond University Pool

Universal Civil is extremely proud of the response Tony and his Team received on this project from ADCO Constructions.

With all Civil Works having now reached full completion, the boys were praised for their hard-work at ensuring the cut, fill and removal of surplus spoil was achieved in the strict time-frame set.

Our boys on site were commended for ticking all safety boxes with a special mention to Tony, our Foreman on this site, for implementing great organisation and communication skills throughout the entirety of this project.

The photographs below, submitted by ADCO, show the progression of the pool excavation works over the last weeks.

An amazing result achieved – Great work Team.

Brisbane Hockey Fields, Chermside

Take a look at one of our new projects that commenced last week in Chermside.

We were recently awarded this package in October 2018 with a strict 2-month time frame from QLD Hockey to complete this new development by the beginning of next year.

As you can see, Doug and his Team have been extremely proactive in the early stages of site establishment – having our A25C Articulated Dump Truck, 815F Compactor, D6R Dozer and 140M Grader all on site ready-to-go this week.

All environmental items, such as silt fencing and site access points, have also been installed in preparation of further work commencing.

Doug and his Team will be completing the bulk earthworks, storm water drainage, footpaths, fencing and pavements over the next 8 Weeks. Once this is accomplished by Universal Civil, synthetic surfacing will be installed by other professionals in completion of one of the fields.

Completion of this project is scheduled for January 2019, to which QLD Hockey will be receiving two very impressive hockey fields; one field synthetically surfaced and the other grassed.

Skygate Home and Lifestyle Centre

This week our team at Skygate have been working extremely hard to smash their way through the asphalt and kerb stages of the main and staff car park.

Brett – Site Foreman and his Team have produced an amazing result installing this. The installation is yet to be completed however Universal Civil is stoked with the outcome so far.

The boys working on this project have shown outstanding efforts throughout the entire construction .

With completion expected to be within the month, we are extremely eager to see this project progress throughout its final stages.

Well done Boys!!

Easter and ANZAC Day 2018 – UCC Public Holiday Dates

It’s almost that time of year again!!  And Easter has come early in 2018!

Please see our calendar below that shows Easter and ANZAC Day – Public Holiday Dates for 2018.

Universal Civil will not be operating over these holidays. Thursday 29th March will be our last day  to which work on all Sites will resume Tuesday 3rd April.

From all of us here at UCC, we hope you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday.

UCC 2018 Public Holidays – Easter and Anzac Day

Join the UCC Team!

We are currently seeking a qualified Project Manager to join the UCC Team!

Are you looking for a senior civil position where you can help estimate (check final estimates), procure and then deliver? We are looking for an all-round Civil Project Manager who can deliver a full 360 Project from tender through to delivery including client handover.

Your role will be to assist the General Manager on the day to day operations of various civil and earthworks projects ranging from $500k – $5m throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. You will be responsible for estimation, contract administration, managing the performance of sub-contractors, monitoring and reporting finances and project progress.

To be successful in this position you will ideally be a degree qualified civil engineer with a portfolio of Brisbane based earthwork & civil projects up to the value of $5m, a solid understanding of the OHS legislation and have a determination to deliver projects on time and within the budget. A good working knowledge magnet (Civil CAD), PCMX, Microsoft Suite, Upvise and Topcon Machine Control would be desirable.

You’ll be offered a leading salary package plus all the usual benefits.

Please Note: You must be living in or around Brisbane and have local end to end civil construction experience to be considered for this position. 

If you or anyone you know may fit this role, please apply by clicking on the below link:


By contacting our Office  –   T: (07) 3882 4715   E:

UCC New HQ – Coming April 2018

Very exciting things are happening for UCC this year.
After 12 years operating from our current address, Universal Civil is finally making the big move!

Just off the highway and very easily accessible by all, you will find our new Office and Workshop at 21 Magnesium Street, Narangba. All our operations are expected to begin running by April 2018.

This move is one of many exciting developments for UCC and we’re pleased to share our big news with you.








After almost 9 months of preparing for this moment, Tayla and her Husband Jason are days away from welcoming their very first baby into the World.

We wish Tayla and Jason nothing but the best during this beautiful time together!

We hope you enjoy all the moments and all of the time you have together with your new baby.

Take care – We will miss you!

Night Works Underway at Skygate Home and Lifestyle Centre

Since the beginning of December 2017, the civil construction of this project has been well and truly underway for Universal Civil. Our Skygate Home and Lifestyle Centre Project was awarded to UCC by DeLuca Corporations, where we have since then been very proactive in executing all deadlines and requirements requested by our Client.

We encountered some contaminated material and it was deemed that this had to be removed during night hours.

Our Night Works commenced Wednesday 10th January with Brett, our Site Foreman taking the lead. Brett and his Team have completed all preparation and loading out approx. 1800m3 of material to stockpile within one night. He has also assembled all plastic placement to protect the stockpile and laid a 100mm strip along the Swale Drains.

The boys have done a great job so far executing this project. With completion due in early April, UCC is confident that the project will run on time and on budget.

Image 1 – UCC’s Articulated Dump Trucks (DT1 and DT2) carting fill onsite during Night Works.

Image 2 – UCC completing Night Works as a requested Variation to Contract for DeLuca Corporations at Brisbane’s Skygate Home and Lifestyle Centre.

Great Results on our Leitchs Road Fishway Project

Matt Moore from Catchment Solutions has reported great results from our work completed earlier this year on Leitchs Road, Brendale.

The fishway was constructed on the downstream side of a pedestrian causeway in Brendale consisting of twelve 450 mm diameter pipes and a 250 mm water surface dropping off the downstream culvert apron.

A phenomenal number of fish has been recorded moving through the fishway – averaging 1,406 fish per day. When evaluating the performance, its very important that the smallest fish are being captured as they are the weakest swimmers. If they are successfully ascending through then this demonstrates that the fishway is performing well. Our feedback from the customer has shown that:

–  5061 fish have been captured since the project was completed
–  There is now a catch rate of 1406 fish per day
–  18 species in total
–  15 native and 3 pests
–  Native fish represented 99.7% of the catch
–  Although 3 pest species were captured, they were extremely low abundance – which is fantastic results

This project was successful in many areas. Excellent work to our UCC boys who helped complete this program.

Attached below are photos forwarded on by Matt Moore showing these results.









Welcoming into our Fleet

Exciting News for UCC!

This week we are welcoming two Articulated Dump Trucks into our Fleet.
These Dump Trucks are a great addition to Universal Civil as they will enable our team to complete bulk earthwork projects efficiently and resourcefully.

Keep a close eye out! Both of these Dump Trucks are scheduled to arrive at our Hope Island site this week!

UCC Triple-Certified Nationwide

Following a comprehensive audit by Global Certification Pty Ltd, Universal Civil is honoured to announce the great success of our Triple-Certification.

Global Certification Pty Ltd provides associations around Queensland with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving company development.


ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001 is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organisation.

Specific sections of the standard contain information on topics such as:

(1) Requirements for a quality management system including documented information, planning and determining process interactions
(2) Responsibilities of management
(3) Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment
(4) Product realisation, including the steps from design to delivery
(5) Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventative action.


ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 is an international Standard that specifies the requirements for a structured management approach to environmental protection.

Its purpose is to enable an organisation of any type or size to develop and implement a policy that is committed to environmental responsibility; such as resource sustainability, prevention of pollution, climate change mitigation and minimisation of environmental impact.


ISO 4801:2001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

Organisations can help to protect themselves and their employees by implementing an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS).  Such a system helps to ensure that Universal Civil:

(1) Has an effective OHS policy and objectives
(2) Can establish, assess, and review OHS procedures
(3) Can demonstrate commitment to OHS to others, via self-declaration or certification.

ISO 4801:2001 is used as the benchmark to assess Occupational Health & Safety Management systems for organisations. Whilst this is an Australian/ New Zealand Standard, organisations in other countries have adopted the same requirements.


Why does all of this matter?

International Standards make systems work effortlessly. They give world-class provisions for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO has published more than 19,500 International Standards covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere.

Universal Civil is extremely pleased to have achieved these standards, and give many thanks to all staff involved for their continuous effort in maintaining these standards at such a high level.

We are HIRING!

Multi Skilled Plant Operators & Laborers & Final Trim Grader Operators

We are currently seeking experienced Laborers & Multi Skilled Plant Operators and Final Trim Grader Operators. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in civil construction, working with bulk earthworks, road works and pipe work. You will be a hands on Machine Operator with Top-con GPS System experience, the ability to work a variety of equipment would be an advantage. You will have a ‘Can do’ attitude, be safety conscious, be familiar with QA and fit into a company culture of being a co-operative contractor. All applicants will be required to provide recent references and pass a pre-employment medical including a drug and alcohol test if applicable.

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COMPLETED: Leitchs Road Rock Ramp Fishway, Brendale

MBRC awarded this project at the beginning of 2017 to Universal Civil where construction was completed 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

As always, Universal Civil and MBRC worked alongside each other exceptionally throughout the entirety of all tasks. Below is a Supervision Report of the Fishway which provides excellent illustrations of our works on this project.

Attached: South Pine River Rock Ramp Fishway Construction Supervision Report