Hazell Bros is proud to be part of the New Bridgewater Bridge project, one of the most recent significant infrastructure projects delivered in Tasmania. Hazell Bros, in conjunction with its affiliated testing laboratory QualTech TAS, has designed a technically challenging concrete mix for this project. Engaged by lead contractor McConnell Dowell, Hazell Bros will provide nearly 120,000 tonnes of concrete to the project.


Hazell Bros is pleased to announce that it has again been named one of the nine leading private Australian companies recognised for outstanding business performance in Deloitte Australia’s 2023 Best Managed Companies awards.

Hazell Bros is honoured to have the hard work we have put into our strategy, approach to innovation, and capabilities recognised externally by Deloitte and the Best Managed Companies judges in this way.

Now in its fourth year – and run in association with Google Cloud and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – the Best Managed Companies program identifies and celebrates privately owned and managed companies across Australia that set high standards of business performance, and shines a light on the power of private businesses as innovators and major contributors to Australia’s economy. The program’s independent judges challenged and evaluated the strengths of the applicants across four key pillars: strategy; culture and commitment; capabilities and innovation; and governance and financials.


Photo L-R: Michael Hazell, Damien Bones (Deloitte Australia), Geoffrey Hazell

On Friday 15 March, Hazell Bros hosted a corporate charity golf day at the Kingston Beach Golf Club to raise funds for the Mind Games which is a profit-for-purpose company that is focused on workplace mental health. It exists to raise funds for workplace mental health research and create a positive impact in the workplace by giving corporate teams an opportunity to have fun together. All proceeds raised in The Mind Games 2024 will fund research through the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research, supporting mental health research.

We had a fabulous day raising in excess of $23,000 for the Menzies Institute.

30 corporate sponsors were involved, providing teams, hole sponsorships and prizes. We had 17 corporate teams of 4 playing who thoroughly enjoyed the glorious weather.

Downstream Portal

The Lake King William Downstream Portal works have been completed to allow access and setup for the Joint Venture tunnel. The Downstream Portal provides safe access to the tunnel face 16m below the existing ground surface. 24,000m3 of soil and rock was excavated in stages to reach the tunnel invert depth, with 400+ ground support rock bolts and 1300m2 of fibre-reinforced shotcrete installed to allow the steep batter shape to be supported.

The intake excavation works continue into the lower benches, with the first pre-split blast fired on Tuesday 6th February. To date, ~136,000m3 of soil and ~60,000m3 of rock have been excavated and stockpiled, with ground support rock bolts and fibre-reinforced shotcrete being installed throughout the intake site.


Hazell Bros Tunnelling Solutions Joint Venture (HBTSJV)

The team has established on-site and is preparing for the start of the tunnel contract. Works to date include an electrical substation to supply electricity to the tunnel; construction water system; site office setup; and mobilisation of plant and people.


Hazell Bros is pleased to announce that at the end of 2023, we acquired the VEC Civil Engineering business based in Ulverstone, Tasmania from the Downer Group.

This is a significant step in our long-term plan to expand our presence in the northern region of the state. The acquisition broadens our geographic reach, enhances our capabilities, and strengthens our position in the civil construction sector.

Included in this acquisition is the VEC Precast Manufacturing and Steel Fabrication Workshop - assets that will contribute to the overall growth and diversification of our operations. These additions complement our existing robust civil construction capabilities and position Hazell Bros for even greater success in the years to come.

As part of the acquisition, we have welcomed approximately 60 new talented individuals into the Hazell Bros business, bringing our total workforce to 800 employees.

The rain event in early 2022 had severe impacts across Noosa Shire and resulted in extensive damage to roads, water crossings, and stormwater outlets.

The Black Mountain Road landslide is the biggest landslide on the Sunshine Coast in 30 years. Geotechnical assessments after the landslip determined much of the damage was below the surface, measuring as wide as a rugby league playing field and as deep as a five-storey building. Coming up with solutions to restore the area has been complex and involved extensive geotechnical and engineering investigations.

Hazell Bros commenced work on the reconstruction in October 2023. The works will stabilise the road with depths between 5m to 25m across the 130m span and improve subsurface drainage.

Works completed to date:

Scope for 2024:



Hazell Bros has been a Stage Sponsor supporting the Mind Games since it was launched in 2019.  This year we are proud to lift our involvement to become the Silver Sponsor for this fantastic event raising funds for research into workplace mental health.

The Mind Games is a profit-for-purpose company that is focused on workplace mental health. It exists to raise funds for workplace mental health research and create a positive impact in the workplace by giving corporate teams an opportunity to have fun together.

All proceeds raised in The Mind Games 2024 will fund research through the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research, supporting mental health research.


The Local Government Project of the Year category recognises the completion of a stage of a local government project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrably positive results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek is a 24-kilometre-long active transport corridor through the Tweed Shire LGA. The repurposing of the railway represented an opportunity to preserve a significant body of local and state heritage that had been deteriorating each year since its decommissioning in 2004. Delivered under a design and construct model, Hazell Bros worked closely with NSW Public Works and Tweed Shire Council to provide a social and economic benefit to residents, businesses and tourists. The project is the first section of the 130-kilometre Northern Rivers Rail Trail, which once complete, will stretch from Murwillumbah to Casino through Tweed, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley. Ensconced in the scenic Tweed Valley, the environmental challenges were great, but the quality of the finished project is a veritable success as attested to by both stakeholders and current users.


Hazell Bros was founded by former Kingborough Mayor Donald Hazell and his brother Rowley in 1944. Hazell Bros has been a key employer and supporter of the Kingborough community for almost 80 years. Hazell Bros currently employs some 600 people across Tasmania; 50 staff support the HBMI Leslie Vale quarry operation. 

The Hazell family, as long-term residents of Kingborough, as well as employers of many local families, has a vested interest in the continued sustainability of the region, ensuring that as an organisation it does what is right for the natural environment and the community.

Hazell Bros and the HBMI Leslie Vale quarry support various local community organisations, projects and initiatives to help build the infrastructure required to meet the needs of this fast-growing area of Tasmania. Hazell Bros has lodged an application to increase the production capacity of the HBMI Leslie Vale quarry to ensure it can continue to support the growth of Southern Tasmania for years to come


The HBMI Quarry – Hazell Bros has operated a quarry on the HBMI Leslie Vale site since 1978. The quarry is located within the 695Ha site, producing various types and sizes of aggregates, engineered pavement materials and landscaping stone.

Project Scope – To double the maximum annual capacity from 1 million tonnes to 2 million tonnes. Around 71 ha (10%) of the entire site is currently impacted by quarry operations. Under the new development, this will increase to 162ha (23%) of the total Mining Lease area.

Project Vision –The aim is to “future-proof” the quarry site for potential major projects – roads, home development, causeways etc. Hazell Bros expects its operation to remain constant, at less than 1 million tonnes annually. However, the proposed expansion will provide Hazell Bros with the flexibility to respond to the market demands of Southern Tasmania for the next 100 years.  This is also an opportunity to keep the quarry footprint on one site, minimising overall impact but allowing increased production if and when required.  

Timeline – Hazell Bros is in consultation with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on a range of reports, in preparation for submission of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project. This will then be assessed by the EPA and the final EIS will be released and advertised for public consultation and feedback.

Public Consultation – Hazell Bros is engaging in public consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including neighbours of the HBMI Leslie Vale quarry site and the local first nations community.

Environmental Values - Hazell Bros is working with the State Government (EPA Tasmania) and the Commonwealth Government (Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water) with the focus of protecting Matters of National Environmental Significance now and for the future. Hazell Bros is committed to ensuring the protection of the environment in all areas of our operations by:

Indigenous Heritage – Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania has considered the proposal and found it will not impact matters of indigenous heritage. Hazell Bros will continue to consult with the local first nations community.

To register for future updates when available, please email: leslievalequarry@hazellbros.com.au

We attended the Civil Contractors Federation - Tasmania 2023 Earth Awards for Excellence in Civil Construction and were honoured to be the winners of the category for 'Project Value $30M to $75M' for our Tasman Hwy, Hobart Airport Interchange project.

Thank you and congratulations to all our workers involved in this project!