rethinking tomorrow.

We’ve always been up for a challenge.

It started with the challenge of forging a new business in tough times. Forty years later, it’s about looking at things differently and always asking ourselves what else we can do for our customers.

It goes without saying that we strive to deliver great service.

And in the spirit that’s driven Stornoway for four decades, we work hard to go beyond what’s expected.

Stornoway was built on dedication, passion and determination…and that’s what keeps driving us 40 years later.

What started as a small gravel supply business in Tasmania has grown into a national company delivering asset services to government, industrial and commercial customers.

And while we love the fact that Stornoway is growing and thriving, we really enjoy the partnerships and relationships we form with our customers. And now celebrating 40 years in business with them.

By combining our expertise and experience with theirs, we’re continually improving our service delivery and achieving some impressive outcomes.

At the heart of this is a great bunch of people. We pride ourselves on our down to earth, ‘get on with it’ attitude, combined with a genuine desire to do what we can to get a better result.

And while we have built significant knowledge and expertise, we know we have to learn from our mistakes, keep improving and keep listening to what our customers need.

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rethinking assets.

Stornoway has been in the business of designing, building, operating and maintaining civil infrastructure and related assets for 40 years.

In that time, we’ve recognised the best thing we can do for our customers is to help ensure they gain long-term value from the infrastructure investments they make.

So it’s not just about what you own, it’s about how it is managed and maintained to best effect. That means striving for optimum life, reduced risk and lower costs.

Through working with government, commercial and industrial customers, we’ve learnt a great deal about how to provide better assistance, no matter what the asset challenge.

Good asset management doesn’t mean having a lot of money to do everything, but rather making the right decisions so that the best can be achieved within available budgets.

This is true for the asset life cycle – selection, operation, maintenance and in some cases, asset disposal.

And as customers focus on cost efficiency and long-term value, making the right decisions at the right time is now more critical than ever to business sustainability, managing risk and ultimately, reducing cost.

Our experience in this space has shown us that small problems can grow very quickly without a proactive approach to asset inspections and that a lack of regular and ongoing maintenance can lead to asset failure.

We’ve also seen how inappropriate spending can result from a lack of effective planning and prioritisation.

From working closely with our customers, we know that they can make far more informed capital and maintenance expenditure decisions by developing a better understanding of the assets, the service required from them and the deterioration factors impacting them.

What it comes down to is getting the most value from your asset in a structured and predictable way and having the right resources and finances to maintain or replace the asset.

The UK-based Institute of Management has identified several characteristics of good asset management – it’s not just about the asset but about the organisation, it’s systematic, risk-based and integrated, and it’s also sustainable (delivering optimal asset life cycle value).

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Our customers

For Stornoway, it’s not just about providing a service to our customers. We want to help them draw long-term value from the assets they own and manage.

We seek to do this in a spirit of collaboration and co-operation. Working together with our customers to understand their business and then applying our skills and experience to deliver better outcomes.

We’re proud of the customer base we have built, and the positive relationships we are developing.

Our customers come from a diverse range of sectors, and we’re happy to work with anyone who would like our help with a new project, or to improve the management, operation or maintenance of their assets.

It’s a learning journey for us too, but we enjoy the challenge of continually refining and improving our skills and seeking to deliver better outcomes, all to benefit our customers.

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our operations.

Back in 1976, Stornoway started as a small Tasmanian quarrying operation.

Over the years, our operations have expanded considerably to now include the development, management and maintenance of road and water infrastructure nationally, and the supply of a diversified range of quarry products from sites across Tasmania.

As well as striving to build our expertise, we’ve worked hard to build a national business with a track record of delivering specialised projects across every state and into South East Asia.

We’re also proud that we continue to be a strong contributor in our home state where we built our name.

rethinking water.

Stornoway offers a complete solution when it comes to decentralised water treatment and wastewater recycling.

We design, build, operate and maintain treatment systems for populations ranging from 100 to 2000 people, as well as for the treatment of stormwater, contaminated groundwater and industrial wastewater.

We’ve installed over 40 water and wastewater treatment plants across Australia, and are contracted to deliver operations and maintenance services on our own plants and plants from other suppliers.

Our approach is to work closely with our customers right from the start. We know we can achieve the best outcomes by analysing the risks and project requirements to better understand what’s needed.

SV Water

SV Water is a partnership between two experienced companies in the Australian water industry.

Stornoway is Tasmanian owned and operated, with a track record in providing infrastructure maintenance and management services.

Veolia is an internationally recognised world leader in the water treatment and technology services sector.

SV Water has been formed to provide services to the Tasmanian water industry including operations and maintenance, project management, plant design and construction, pipeline inspection, cleaning and repair, biosolid management and sludge removal / management.

 

rethinking roads.

Much of Stornoway’s history is built around roads, starting back in 1983 with an upgrade of one of Tasmania’s major highways and continuing today with a number of long-term road network management and maintenance contracts.

Today, our road operations team works on a 24/7 basis, delivering a range of services including network inspection, asset life cycle modelling, works planning and programming, as well as works delivery including routine maintenance, minor capital works and emergency response.

Recognising that budgets aren’t limitless, our goal is to help our customers spend money only where and when it’s needed to meet their asset management objective.

rethinking quarrying.

From those early days as a small gravel supplier, Stornoway has built a level of knowledge and expertise that now places us as one of Tasmania’s leading quarry operators.

And it’s not just about supplying a product. We want to ensure our customers have the right material and provide any technical support they need for its use for projects ranging from building construction to road resurfacing.

We also have a wealth of expertise in specialised crushing and screening, quarry and production management, and quarry development planning.

Water recycling in the Pilbara

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is the fourth largest producer of iron ore in the world, operating in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Stornoway designed and installed wastewater recycling plants at FMG’s Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak mines.

FMG then needed a long-term arrangement for operations of these and other supplier’s plants at both sites.

The challenge was to operate and maintain eight wastewater treatment plants across five separate sites, meeting all environmental, health and safety requirements.

Monitoring wastewater recycling plant performance

Stornoway developed a full operations and maintenance package, using a team of experienced operators on a rotational basis – providing daily plant operations, preventative maintenance, and comprehensive plant performance monitoring and reporting.

Stormwater harvesting in Brisbane

Stornoway was commissioned to design, manufacture and install a water treatment plant for South Bank Corporation’s stormwater harvesting project – Rain Bank – in Queensland.

The challenge was to develop a substantial new source of water for the Parklands precinct, to improve drought security and reduce reliance on other sources, using existing drainage infrastructure.

One of the first large-scale centres to harvest stormwater in an urban catchment, Rain Bank provides up to 85% of the irrigation needs of the 17-hectare space.

Inside the Rain Bank stormwater harvesting facility. Photo courtesy of Tjunction Media

Stornoway developed an extensive five-stage media filtration treatment system to meet high water volumes and strict water quality requirements, and also designed the plant to facilitate an interactive public display.

Water treatment for the ADF

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) required drinking water and wastewater recycling solutions for its Malaysian Air Force base as part of an upgrade project.

Stornoway was selected to design, build and commission the plants, following an extensive search of domestic and international companies that could meet the ADF’s unique technical and logistical needs.

Following successful plant commissioning, Stornoway was contracted to provide long-term plant operations and maintenance services.

Wastewater recycling for the Australian Defence Force in Malaysia

Stornoway designed a potable water plant and a wastewater treatment plant to meet the unique requirements of the site and conditions, including additional design features to increase the asset life.

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Water Enquiry

Stornoway would love to talk to you about your project needs, whether it’s a new treatment plant requirement, fixing up issues with existing infrastructure, or better managing and maintaining what you have.

Give us a call to discuss how Stornoway can help.

Or you can send us an email outlining your requirements (the more information you can provide, the better!). And knowing that timing can be critical in this industry, we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Potable water treatment plants

Stornoway delivered the design and construction of a 600kL potable water treatment plant for the townships of Ouse and Hamilton, and a 200kL potable water treatment plant for the township of Tunbridge.

Stornoway undertook this project as complete D & C (design and construct) for both plants for TasWater, Tasmania’s water and sewage services provider.

The completed water treatment plant at Ouse.

“Stornoway has developed a strong working relationship with TasWater, and is very pleased to be involved in projects which mitigate boiled water alert issues”

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Stornoway delivered the design, construction and commissioning of an industrial groundwater remediation plant designed to remove certain chemicals to prevent them leaching into the surrounding soils. The project was successfully delivered and commissioned for this major national manufacturer.

Stornoway provided training to the operators to ensure ongoing operations and maintenance comply with specifications.

Groundwater remediation treatment plant

This industrial project was delivered to specification, with ongoing plant operations and maintenance to the required compliance specification and on-site operator training provided, post commissioning.

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SV Water Enquiry

SV Water was formed to provide services to the Tasmanian water industry and we’d love to talk to you about your needs – fixing up issues with existing infrastructure, or better managing and maintaining what you have.

Give us a call to discuss how we can help.

Or you can send us an email outlining your requirements (the more information you can provide, the better!). And knowing that timing can be critical in this industry, we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Managing for the long-term

Hydro Tasmania owns almost 700 kilometres of roads (mostly unsealed and in remote areas with high rainfall).

Under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) model, Stornoway was selected to provide a full asset management and maintenance service.

This covered asset inspection, road condition data analysis, life cycle modelling, works prioritisation and programming, and a full scope of capital and maintenance works delivery.

The challenge was to collaboratively define, scope and cost the project, establish the relationship-based contract and then provide effective long-term service delivery.

An effective asset management strategy ensures assets are well maintained

Stornoway partnered with Hydro to develop a fit for purpose road network management strategy in a very short timeframe. This resulted from strong engagement and a constructive, positive process.

Working smarter on our roads

Responsibility for managing Tasmania’s state and federal transport infrastructure sits with the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER).

Stornoway has been delivering road maintenance services to DIER for well over a decade now and we currently maintain both the North West and North East regions…that’s over 2300 kilometres of roads!

Our challenge is to continually improve not only on how we deliver those services, but also on the ways in which we continue to add value for our customer.

Our Road Operations team focuses on continual improvement in service delivery, innovation and investment in new technology.

Stornoway has continuously invested in specialised plant and equipment to improve the efficiency and productivity of our road maintenance activities.

Understanding your assets

Management of civil assets such as roads, bridges and footpaths is a core function of local government.

And while councils are implementing new asset management systems, many lack the capacity and expertise or resources to complete this to their satisfaction.

Stornoway has built significant experience in asset inspection, data analysis, life cycle modelling and maintenance program development for civil assets.

We have a strong reputation in the local government sector and established relationships with many councils.

Stornoway is working with local government to build a better picture of their assets and effective management strategies.

Stornoway is able to provide a cost effective and valuable solution to councils, providing advice on capturing the right data to effectively support expenditure decisions as well as in-field data collection.

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Stornoway would love to talk to you about your project needs, whether you’re looking to start the asset management journey or are looking to better manage and maintain what you have.

Give us a call to discuss how Stornoway can help, or send an email outlining your requirements (the more information you can provide, the better!).

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Stornoway supplies a comprehensive range of high quality quarry products for construction and industrial applications from sites across Tasmania.

Our primary operations are based in central northern Tasmania, just south of Launceston.

We provide the following material:

  • Screened and crushed gravel
  • Crushed blue metal
  • Concrete aggregate
  • Oversize rock
  • Crusher dust.

Our quarry products have a range of construction and industrial applications including:

  • road construction and resheeting
  • building site preparation
  • pipe bedding
  • drainage
  • rock protection.

 

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Helping out on council roads

Local councils have a requirement to maintain roads within their municipality with tight budgets and limited resources. Getting the right product that will last is important.

Northern Midlands Council (NMC) is one of the state’s largest council areas, and is responsible for the maintenance of nearly 1000 kilometres of roads – more than any other council in Tasmania.

Each year, NMC seeks out suitably qualified companies to provide construction and road maintenance materials through a preferred supplier agreement. NMC places emphasis on not just the product quality but the level of service demonstrated by the selected company.

Our team at work at Stornoway's Quarry on production of construction and road maintenance materials.

Stornoway’s product quality and service commitment have seen us selected to work with Northern Midlands Council to deliver road maintenance materials for the past five years.

Supplying rail ballast and traction sand

As the government body responsible for Tasmania’s rail network, TasRail has a significant requirement for quality rail ballast and traction sand to fulfil its maintenance and operational requirements.

After years of under investment, TasRail is undertaking a major upgrade of the rail network to improve operational safety and efficiency. This includes the replacement of nearly 200,000 sleepers, requiring substantial ballast replacement.

TasRail also has an ongoing requirement for traction sand, applied onto the tracks from locomotives to ensure they maintain traction.

Rail ballast is loaded for TasRail

Stornoway’s basalt ballast and graded silica sand are being used to meet capital project, maintenance and operational demands across the TasRail network.

Major road construction

The Midland Highway represents the major route between the north and south of Tasmania, and significant focus is currently on upgrading the road as part of the state government’s Road Safety Strategy.

A major upgrade of the highway is underway near the Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania’s north, with Shaw Contracting awarded the project.

The 4.5 kilometre road widening requires significant volumes of road base (produced to state government specifications).

Stornoway was selected as the preferred supplier for the estimated 70,000 tonnes of road construction materials.

The Midland Highway upgrade project is using Stornoway quarry products.

Stornoway’s road base, sub-base and screened rock materials are being used for this major construction project to widen the Midland Highway.

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Stornoway would love to talk to you about your project needs. We can help with your next construction or building project, road maintenance material needs or specialist advice on quarrying materials and management.

Give us a call to discuss how Stornoway can help, or send an email outlining your requirements (the more information you can provide, the better!).

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At Stornoway, we’ve always been up for a challenge…it’s been that way for 40 years…

who we are.

From the very beginning, the Stornoway story has been about determination, honesty and innovation.

Today, we’re very proud of what we’ve become. Our workforce is reaching out across Australia and we’re receiving very positive feedback from customers on Stornoway’s people.

Thinking about tomorrow, we seek out ways that we can give back to the community we work in.

And while we are now a thriving national company, we believe the values that founded this company and made it successful haven’t changed a bit.

Our workforce

We’ve been a family owned company since 1976, and we see every one of our staff as part of the Stornoway family.

While many of them are in our heartland of Tasmania, they are increasingly spread right across the country helping customers manage and maintain their assets.

 

We recognise that our people are the unique thing that will set us apart in our customers’ eyes.

How our people act, what they say, and what they do all create an impression of Stornoway and the way we do business.

At the heart of this is a set of values that drive us – it’s about working together, looking after each other as well as looking after our customers, being honest, being creative and enjoying our work.

At right, our North West Road Operations crew on the job doing vegetation management and mowing.

Developing our people

Making sure our people have the right skills and training as well as the opportunity to develop is so important to delivering on our promise to our customers.

Working in complex and potentially dangerous industries – road maintenance, quarrying and water treatment – means sound (and ongoing) technical training is a must.

But there’s also how we develop our people personally, how we promote leadership and ultimately, build a great culture.

We see our culture as a constant journey of development.

A dispersed workforce has its challenges but also creates great opportunities for people to come together, share experiences and learn from each other.

At right, Stornoway’s Managing Director Tim Gardner celebrates the finalisation of a staff leadership development program with Tasmanian businessman, Dale Elphinstone.

Meet the Executive

Managing Director, Tim Gardner
Tim Gardner Executive Chairman

Formerly CEO and in the leadership chair since 2003, Tim grew up around the business and has been responsible for driving the national development strategy.

Chief Operating Officer, Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson Chief Executive Officer

Brad joined us in 2008, bringing 20 years of experience in finance and operational leadership, with particular capability in information technology development.

Vanessa Pinto General Manager,
Roads

Vanessa joined Stornoway in 2014 as Strategic Account Manager, bringing 20 years’ experience in leading service, sales, strategy and operational teams. She moved into the General Manager, Roads role earlier in 2015.

Ben Rose Chief Financial Officer

Ben joined Stornoway in October 2015 as our Chief Financial Officer. Ben is a senior finance and commercial leader, with over 20 years’ experience in accounting and commercial management.

Group Manager, Development, Bob Calvert
Bob Calvert General Manager,
Water & Development

Bob has 40 years’ experience in sales and marketing of plant and equipment to the mining industry. He recently took over management of our water division.

General Manager, Business Services, Camille O'Meara
Camille O'Meara General Manager,
Business Services

Camille brings over 15 years of human resource management experience to Stornoway, specialising in employee and industrial relations.

Meet the Advisory Board

Chris McTye
Chris McTye

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and financial professional with significant experience in financial consulting and management. He set up his own financial consulting firm two decades ago and is now director at a large Tasmanian financial firm.

Andy Wells

Andy brings nearly three decades of experience in business leadership and development, founding and leading a global contracting business delivering specialist services to the oil, gas and chemical sectors. As a result, Andy has operated extensively in high-risk environments where safety is core.

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Geoff Cosgriff
Geoff Cosgriff

Geoff has extensive experience as an executive coach, mentor and business strategy advisor, working with national and international companies across a variety of sectors. He has worked at the executive level in public, private and international companies.

Michael Arbon
Michael Arbon

Michael has a 35-year career history in the water and utilities industries and is a qualified engineer. He has worked at the executive level in public and private companies, across project management, research and development, marketing and business development.

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Our road to success

We’ve never really let adversity get in our way. Back in 1976 when Alan Gardner started this business, he could see financial hardship coming to his dairy farm and sought a way out.

Teaming up with a fellow go-getter, Philip Bowden, the two men forged ahead with making a business for themselves, establishing a thriving quarry operation from pretty much nothing except a small gravel pit.

The quest for innovation and opportunity that existed from day one pushed the company into different territories – civil construction, environmental rehabilitation, rockfall control and water treatment.

It was a tough journey forging new ground and we learnt a great deal along the way about our strengths and the changing face of business (both our own and the businesses around us).

Now, with a 40-year milestone upon us, we’re proud of where we are and what we’ve achieved, and excited about the future and the challenges that lay ahead.

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1976 Alan Gardner establishes Stornoway Gravel in partnership with Philip Bowden, supplying material to the Launceston area.

 
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rethinking tomorrow

It’s our belief that every business has a responsibility to think about its impact and do something about it. We recognise our activities impact on the communities and environments we work in, and we take that seriously.

It goes without saying that we have rigorous processes to control our activities. And we have accreditation across occupational health and safety, quality and environment.

We also remind everyone about the little things that make a difference – thinking before printing, recycling and switching things off when they’re not in use.

Looking beyond that, we’ve partnered with Greening Australia to support their work in regenerating degraded land across Tasmania.

The Greening Australia team at work planting trees

Change only comes about when people make a commitment to get involved. Stornoway is a proud partner to Greening Australia and we love seeing how their work is changing the Tasmanian landscape for the better.

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At Stornoway, we love to help our customers solve their problems. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you find the right solution for your needs.


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General Enquiries

Unit 1 / 37 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000

PO Box 84 North Hobart 7002

+61 3 6212 5200

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Asset Services – Roads

63 Crooked Billet Drive, Brighton

PO Box 321, Brighton 7030

+61 3 6262 8200

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Asset Services – Quarrying

835 Hobart Road, Breadalbane

PO Box 196 Kings Meadows TAS 7249

+61 3 6325 2000

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Asset Services – Water

Unit 1 / 37 Tasma Street, North Hobart 7000

PO Box 84 North Hobart 7002

+61 3 6212 5200

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