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.

Waste Management

MJ Smith Group can also service your waste management needs with our subsidiary company MJ Smith Waste Management, which specialises in landfill and waste management services.

MJ Smith Waste Management is proud to be the long term contractor of Southern Downs Regional Council's landfill and waste management.

Our Services

Log and Walking Floor Trucks and Trailers

These units are available to deliver logs from paddock to any specified destination.

The Walking floor trailers are available for delivering mulch, woodchip and manure from paddock to specified destinations.


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.

Waste Management

Having managed the Warwick Waste Facility for the past nine years, MJ Smith Group has extensive experience providing plant and personnel to undertake the daily job tasks to council specifications and requirements.

We have also completed works at other facilities which includes construction, covering and capping of landfill cells, rehabilitation of waste sites, site conversion from landfill to transfer station, all with 100% compliance 100% of the time.

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

Queensland Commodity Exports

90,000 tonnes Plantation Log Haulage to Port of Brisbane


Supply Watercart ad Operator

Forestry Corporation NSW

Forestry access roads maintenance, fire call

Tenterfield Shire Council

Replacement of bridges, road clearing after fires

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

Southern Downs Regional Council

Management of Warwick Waste Facility

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. Our Kyogle Depot consists of an office, lay down yard, public weighbridge and maintenance workshop.

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

Tippers - Tri axle dog combination (32 tonne payload) x 3
Tipper - Body truck  
Log Trucks - 1 x tri axle skel, 1 x 19mtr articulated skel
Barker Walking Floor - 5 prime movers with 45ft trailers with rollover tarps
Fire Control tru x 1 with 10,000 ltr water cart
Water Trucks - 1 x 18,000 ltr - 8 x 4, 1 x 16,800 - 8x4
Float - 2 x Prime Mover with drake 4x4 deck widener trailer (2.5m - 3.5m) with 4x2 dolly
Tri Tipper - Prime Mover with Lusty wide body drop deck chassis tipper, 36ft - 63m3 capacity
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