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Draper’s Civil Contracting is a family owned and operated trading company which was established to undertake a broad range of Civil Engineering works.

Our company, which is based in Geelong is currently celebrating 50 years in Business. We currently employ approximately 90 people. All employees are well trained and qualified to undertake their respective duties and collectively they share many years’ experience within the industry. We can offer a wide range of expertise, professional integrity, reliability and a commitment to service.

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Services snapshot

Road / Drainage / Subdivisions

We are experienced in construction of stormwater drains from 150mm diameter to 2100mm diameter in varying depth ranges.

Sewer Reticulation

Installation includes pipes ranging in sizes from property service lines at 100mm diameter up to major 2100mm diameter Trunk Sewer lines.

Water Reticulation

We pride ourselves in providing an excellent service to our local water authority and install water mains in subdivisions and undertake installation of major transfer mains also.

Gas Mains + Services

We have the resources to install Poly and Steel gas mains and services in subdivisions, construct supply and reinforcement pipelines up to 180mm diameter and complete mains renewal projects utilising trenching or directional drilling.

Plant Hire / Heavy Haulage

A wide range of Plant and Equipment is available for hire at competitive rates. All operators are well trained and competent.

Bulk Earthworks / Dam Cleaning

We undertake Bulk Earthworks for Building Sites and Private Projects and conducts Dam Cleaning on Rural Sites throughout Western Victoria.

plant + equipment quick view

  • Excavators
  • Attachments
  • Backhoes
  • Graders
  • Water Carts
  • Loaders
  • Rollers
  • Trucks
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Our services

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What our customers say…

On behalf of my family I would like to take this opportunity to thank Drapers for the efficient and professional manner in which the water was connected to our house recently.

Further it was a pleasure to deal with your friendly and professional staff.

Peter Mann
Lawyer, Peter Mann Pty Ltd


This is just a short note to compliment your company, on the fantastic job done at Torquay. As Project Manager for the project, it was a pleasure to turn up to site and view the quality of work. Upon enquiring who had done the ‘bulk’ of the work, I was advised Hugh was the main operator. Please pass on our thanks for his diligence, and quality of the work he carried out on site.

Good luck for the year and we look forward to being associated with you again in the near future.

Director Studio 35 Architecture

Port Fairy and Koroit
gas construction project

Rarely, in my more than 25 years as an engineer in the construction industry, have I had occasion to write a letter of acknowledgement to a subcontractor regarding the performance of their crew prior to the subcontracted works for the entire project being completed on site.

However, following your construction works at Koroit and as your work on the 110mm gas main construction stage in Port Fairy draws to a close, it is appropriate that special attention be made of:

Peter Cobb, Jamie Sullivan, Daniel Wright and Josh Green working under the supervision of your Tony McElroy.  In sometimes quite trying conditions, the performance of this crew to date has been most commendable and their professionalism, work ethic and conduct on site is a credit to your organisation.

I trust you will see fit to ensure that each of the above is advised of this letter and I look forward to their continued involvement for the duration of the project.

As further crew are to be appointed to this project in the near future, I am hoping that you will select field staff of similar calibre in order to maintain the standard which Tony McElroy has now set and which I am confident to use as a benchmark for others.

A. Holden
Project Manager, Abi Group

I write in appreciation for your contribution to the “Frequency Project” at Grovedale College on the 5th of June.

It was a fantastic day which surpassed all expectations. Over 300 people turned up to work hard in revamping the entire college, working from early in the morning, until late in the evening. The school community is absolutely thrilled with the way the school turned out, extending their deep appreciation to all those businesses that played a vital part in helping the day occur. Your contribution is a sign that there are healthy partnerships in the Geelong community, uniting for some worthwhile causes.

Please find enclosed a certificate as a small token of our appreciation and thanks to your business.

If you would like any other details of the day, or information about Bayside Christian Church, Grovedale College Chaplaincy Team, or Baycare Geelong Limited, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks again for partnering with us.

Beth Shingles
Project Coordinator, Grovedale College

Thank you very much for the use of your machinery and services to bore under our track at Winchelsea.

Clubs like ours exist on the kindness and support of people and companies like you. Please feel welcome to visit our track any time as we would love to give you a go in our karts as a show of appreciation.

Again thank you very much for your support.

All the best.

Peter Green
Secretary, Winchelsea Fun Kart Club Inc.

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