Established in July 2011, we have become a leading regional contracting business underpinned by a foundation of excellence.

We focus on exceeding our client’s expectations throughout every construction process, from conception & feasibility to handover. How we approach the understanding of these truly sets us apart and has formed the backbone of our continued success. The knowledge of construction methods & equipment, along with the principles of planning, managing & financing, ensure we deliver the first tangible design results successfully, on time and within budget. In addition, we embrace integration with stakeholders to identify optimum solutions and anticipate and resolve problems in a constructive, collaborative way, an arrangement based on mutual trust and openness.

Our Business

What sets us apart

We engage in construction solutions for a better future. We understand our clients’ needs and push our projects to run efficiently, not just in terms of duration on a job site but with regard to the environmental impact of our work sites. We know construction wastage is a large part of any project, and we are constantly developing new opportunities to support our mission of creating a circular economy for construction. Our circular economy begins at one of our demolition sites or commercial waste transfer stations, where we recycle 90% of all waste. Concrete, bricks, timber, plastics, and metals are all recycled, and spoiled materials such as dirt, rock, and sand are screened and reclaimed to be developed into new raw construction materials. These materials are again utilised on various construction projects of our own or our clients to provide alternative and sustainable material solutions. Products we can supply include screened topsoil, clean fill material, crushed rock in various sizes, woodchips, and mulch. With sands, concrete and asphalt coming soon.

Who we work with

Our team has performed and delivered various projects over ten years in the industry. We’ve successfully delivered as the head contractor on complex and challenging government and private construction projects to performing contract work packages partnering with commercial builders and civil construction companies. We also maintain our focus on local
infrastructure commitments for council and state government. In addition to project management of construction projects, we provide plant and labour hire to private, commercial and government clients. With our in-house engineering, workforce, equipment and materials, we can offer a complete in-house solution to any construction project, from a 50k private client to a 100m plus infrastructure project and everything in between.

What we do

You can rely on our group to deliver various construction solutions – from civil construction, demolition, project management, plant and labour hire to materials processing, transport, resource and waste management.
Our group provides a one-stop construction solution for a range of project needs.
On every project, we combine our construction experience and versatility with our commitment to delivering the quality of work you expect.
Partnering with our group benefits you – saving time and money while being environmentally sustainable.

Luke Shone

Luke Shone

Managing Director

Luke founded Meluca Group over ten years ago with over 20 years experience in the earthmoving and construction industry. He has continued to develop and grow the business through additional complementary business ventures including the acquisition of Drouin Transfer Station and Warragul Big Bins, which further supports the company mission statement, “ Construction and recycling solutions for a better future”. His constant drive and enthusiasm, blended with this experience and strong work ethic , provides the
backbone to Meluca Group’s success thus far.

Mark Shone

Mark Shone

Construction Manager

With over ten years of experience in the construction industry, Mark ensures the overall management and growth of the construction division of Meluca Group. Mark’s experience in the field, combined with his understanding of project management and estimation, ensures that all construction and demolition work undertaken is consistently performed to the highest standard, emphasising safety and environmental risks.

Brad Quinlan

Brad Quinlan

Super Intendent

Brad has over 30 years of experience across civil works and building developments, public infrastructure, bridges, concreting and major civil works.

Andrew Edwards

Andrew Edwards

Business Development Manager - Waste

Andrew founded Big Bins and remains on board after the acquisition by Meluca Group. Andrew drives growth within our waste and bin management divisions with a passion for all things waste management and a thorough knowledge of logistics. He provides any advice needed in this space for clients and staff.

Adam Stuchbery

Adam Stuchbery

Plant and Logistics Manager

With a can-do attitude and a focus on providing exceptional service. Adam runs the day-to-day management of all plant, transport and workshop duties. Adam’s hands-on way of working ensures that our fleet of trucks, light vehicles and heavy equipment are consistently available for use and service to the highest standard. Adam also has excellent experience in materials processing and provides solutions for our clients in the quarrying and resource management sector.

Brooke O’Brien

Brooke O’Brien

Personal Assistant

Brooke has a can-do attitude and energy like no other. Available to support not only the Managing Director with daily tasks, but is often the friendly voice on the phone to our clients, and support to our administration team. With exceptional organisation and customer service skills, Brooke always goes above and beyond to assist staff and customers. A valued member of the Meluca Team.

Jacqueline Early

Jacqueline Early

Office Manager

Jacqueline directs all duties regarding accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources and general day-to-day business administration leadership. Jacqueline is vital in supporting strategic outcomes and is influential in driving company culture across the group.

Justin Dessent

Justin Dessent

HSEQ Officer

With a passion for safety, Justin leads the way by constantly
auditing and reviewing our performance on site and developing safe work procedures and environmental strategies to ensure our staff return home every day without harm and minimise our impact on the land in which we operate.

Nicole Zinnow

Nicole Zinnow

Asset and Personnel Co-ordinator

Overseeing the administration and logistics of our Jindivick yard and Civil project invoicing, Nicole uses her exceptional organisation and bookkeeping experience in all areas of her role. With a large plant and vehicle registrar, Nicole ensures the smooth office administration for all servicing, hire and the safety needs are met in a professional and timely manner. Nicole brings a friendly and positive, can-do attitude to the Meluca Team, always working on improving systems and processes for exceptional outcomes.

Nicole Vincent

Nicole Vincent

Marketing & Big Bins Manager

With a background in Photography, website design, social media marketing and an impeccable attention to detail, Nicole has managed the Meluca Group brand with a clear direction and confidence that represents what Meluca Group stands for. Her creative flair through numerous promotional and advertising campaigns has supported the success of consumer awareness and community engagement of not only Meluca Group, but the Drouin Transfer Station and Warragul Big Bins.

Our approach – the Meluca Way

We approach all our construction projects in the same way – forging a mutually beneficial
and professional partnerships with our clients.

  • We focus on our client’s needs while adopting a flexible mindset.
  • We create long-standing relationships and partnerships with our clients and associates.
  • We stand behind our work ethic, construction ethos and project outcomes.
  • We believe in developing our people alongside evolving our business forward.
  • We improve our systems to ensure our work health and safety, quality and environmental standards are met.
  • We innovate to find recycling solutions for construction waste.

Our accreditations

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
AS/NZS 4801:2001 – Safety Management System

Our plant

Our modern plant and equipment are fitted with the latest in level control technology
delivering quality finishes, improved safety and less waste.

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