Ground Preparation

Established in 2004, the business known as MJ Smith Ground Preparation began as an owner/operator with one bulldozer doing small local jobs.

Today, the MJ Smith Group holds 65 pieces of plant and equipment, employs 45 staff from Senior Management through to Labourers and provides services to the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, right throughout South East Queensland.

With late model, low hour plant and equipment and our highly experienced operators, you can expect reliability as well as first class results.

MJ Smith Ground Preparation Pty Ltd has a sister company trading as MJ Smith Waste Management Pty Ltd that specialise in landfill and waste management services, securing long term contracts with Southern Downs Regional Council to co-ordinate all of their landfill and waste management needs.

Franna Crane Hire

The MJ Smith Group have a 25 tonne Crane that is now available for hire with a qualified Crane Driver and Dogman.

Our Services

Quarry Materials

Quarry materials available from a range of quarries located around the Woodenbong area.

Civil Construction

We supply plant, machinery & personnel to perform civil construction earthworks.


We supply all plant, machinery and personnel to undertake any earthmoving, whether it be small or large scale projects.

Experienced in civil construction and bulk earthworks, we have the resources and personnel available to complete all projects from beginning to end.

Heavy Haulage

We have prime movers and trailers available to move your plant and equipment, with a dolly available for those bigger pieces of plant.

We hold all relevant permits to enable your load to be moved correctly and safely, with competent operators and low hour/late model plant and equipment available.

MJ Smith Group Projects

Examples of some of our recent or ongoing projects across Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland.

Kyogle Shire Council

Culmurran Creek and Clarence Way upgrades

Mountain Blue Farms

Construction of water storage dam


Supply watercart and operator

Forestry Corporation NSW

Forestry access roads maintenance, fire call

Office of Environment & Heritage

Maintenance grading, drainage, flood repair work

Bene Terra

Dam Maintenance

Tenterfield Shire Council/RMS

Woodenbong to Legume Road Upgrade

National Parks & Wildlife

Maintenance Grading - Border Ranges National Park

Arrow Energy

Construction of drill pads, access roads and rehabilitation

Water NSW

Removal of Cookes Weir

Arrow Energy

Gas Field Expansion

Private Landowners

Large scale clearing of plantations, stick rake, plough & replant farm land

Kyogle Shire Council

Road upgrades, maintenance grading, drainage, heavy patching, flood damage repairs and bridge construction.

Queensland Commodity Exports

90,000 tonnes Plantation Log Haulage to Port of Brisbane.


140,000 tonnes Woodchip Haulage to Cape Byron Power Co-Generation Plant.

Forestry Corporation NSW

Forestry access roads maintenance, fire call.

Tenterfield Shire Council

Replacement of bridges, road clearing after fires.

Arrow Energy

Construction of drill pads, access roads and rehabilitation

Facilities, Plant & Equipment

The Woodenbong Depot is the companies main office, complete with workshop, while there is also a depot at Dalby with a lay down yard and office.

With the ability to set up temporary depots, MJ Smith Group is capable of servicing a large area and can source extra equipment from a range of partners when required.

Plant & Equipment

25 tonne Franna Crane
Tilt Tray
Truck & Dogs
Tip Trucks
Prime Movers & Floats
Prime Movers & Side Tippers
Water Trucks
tractors with attachments
posi track
skid steer
crib rooms
fuel & water trailers
mine compliant light vehicles
field service vehicles
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