What We Do

SGQ delivers a wide variety of civil and building works, on either a Construct-only or Design & Construct basis, in a variety of environments ranging from dense urban through to remote regional locations.

Our Team

The success of SGQ lies in our quality civil and building construction personnel, supported by our hands-on owner management team, together with our reputation for integrity and fair dealings.

Why Choose Us

SGQ has an outstanding reputation for the competitive pricing of works, together with excellence in safely and reliably delivering projects, on or before time and within budget.

OUR SERVICES

OUR PROJECTS

OUR TEAM

Mark Goodwin

Managing Director

The Managing Director of Sunstate Group Queensland (SGQ), Mark is a civil engineer who has overseen and delivered an extensive array of infrastructure and building projects from his Sunshine Coast base since 2001. Such works have included road & bridgeworks of up to $250m value, large wastewater treatment plants, airport runways and specialised effluent schemes, as well as commercial building and property development projects.

Mark has been an SGQ Director since 2010 and Managing Director since 2014. As well as fulfilling his key company leadership role, Mark continues to take active roles within projects, especially at Project Director or JV Director level for the larger contracts.

Furthermore, Mark has been an elected Board Member of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) in Queensland since 2011. The CCF is the peak industry body recognised by the Queensland Government and various agencies such as Work Cover, Construction Skills Qld and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, as well as local government authorities.

These achievements are only part of the full story of his impressive construction career, that has been built since his youth, and has established his reputation for the reliable, contractor-owner involved, and commercially fair delivery of works.

Civil construction is part of Mark’s DNA, thanks to the influence of his father, industry stalwart Bob Goodwin. Bob started his civil engineering and management career overseeing major infrastructure projects for various Queensland councils. He then strengthened his reputation in the industry when he established and developed the very successful Bellero Constructions, spending 25 years as its Managing Director.

Mark therefore grew up in the construction industry and shared his father’s passion for it. He began working in the family business from a young age and in those formative years Mark moved through the Bellero company ranks from the trenches, as a construction labourer, then plant operator, civil foreman and structural & civil CAD drafter, while juggling secondary school and university studies. This early hands-on experience of the industry was invaluable and has helped shape Mark’s subsequent management career.

After completing his Bachelor of Engineering, Mark joined Seymour Whyte Constructions in Brisbane, working outside the family business for the first time. He progressed quickly from Site Engineer to Project Manager, supervising a variety of construction projects throughout much of Queensland, and was then promoted to Area Manager, North Queensland.

Mark returned to Bellero Constructions in 2001 and, from his Sunshine Coast base, was instrumental in the company becoming involved in high-end engineering construction contracts with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Rail. High pre-qualifications followed.

He became an owner and company director of Bellero Constructions before it was sold to interstate buyers in 2009. Mark then developed the idea for establishing the SGQ entity in 2010.

Mark has been a Director of Sunstate Group and then SGQ Pty Ltd since 2010, managing the company’s larger civil infrastructure operations, especially all DTMR works. SGQ has grown quickly and has established itself as a very reputable and reliable contractor to TMR and other government and private entities. 

Bob Goodwin

Senior Consultant

With more than four decades of experience Bob is well regarded in the Queensland construction industry and has excellent, long-term working relationships with senior engineers and administrators within government and commercial ranks. During his 25 years as managing director of Bellero Constructions, Bob Goodwin grew the company from a small, civil construction operation with a monthly turnover of about $30,000 and specialising in small subdivisions in Hervey Bay, to a well-known and highly respected statewide civil construction firm and commercial builder with an annual turnover of more than $100 million.

 Under his leadership, the company achieved R4 & B3 (Road & Bridge) Prequalification ratings with Main Roads, Qld and an allowable BSA annual turnover of approx. $250 million. Prior to Bellero Constructions, Bob was employed by Cairns City, Gold Coast and Hervey Bay City councils in various engineering management roles and was involved in major projects including significant dams and other water & sewerage infrastructure.

Paul Biggs

Operations Manager – South-East Queensland

Paul has over 35 years of experience in the infrastructure industry, having held various positions for Principal’s/Clients and Contractor/Consultant organisations throughout Queensland and Wales (United Kingdom). Through this experience, Paul has amassed a unique understanding of the technical engineering solutions available and construction delivery logistics required for key infrastructure works.

Paul’s hands-on management approach, developed from early Site Engineer roles through to Construction Manager (Roadtek, South Queensland) prior to joining SGQ in his present role in 2011, and continuing during his time at SGQ, has seen him accumulate skills in all aspects of the design & construction of a wide variety of infrastructure including major roads & bridges, subdivisions and water supply & sewerage.  He also has a strong background in working with diverse teams on varied projects from minor maintenance schemes through to major capital works.

Paul brings a wealth of knowledge with him in his role as Civil Operations Manager, ensuring quality, time and budget delivery to our client’s satisfaction. Paul’s strengths in program and project management, leading construction operations and having a full appreciation of integrating design intent with construction reality, benefits his clients in achieving better value for money.

Jim Gabriel

Senior Project Manager – Special Projects

Jim brings over 40 years of extensive civil construction experience to SGQ, having worked throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands across that time. His experience includes  working for many, varied local government and private sector clients. Joining SGQ in 2011, Jim is responsible for the delivery of selected projects, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and meeting the highest quality and compliance standards.

Ashley Shefe

Operations Manager – Wide Bay / Central Queensland

Ashley has extensive experience in managing a variety of road and other infrastructure projects for both government bodies and private clients. As well as the very many construct-only works he has delivered, he has managed multiple works on a design & construct basis or on a construct-only basis, but with an integrated design-enhancement scope. He also has valuable experience from working extensively in geotechnical engineering businesses in his earlier career. Ashley has been with SGQ (and predecessor company Bellero Constructions, before that) since 2006, including in Project Manager and then Operations Manager roles since 2012.

In his role Ashley provides centralised technical and business expertise, as well as advice and mentoring guidance on various civil infrastructure projects, whilst also strengthening relationships with customers and suppliers. He typically oversees multiple projects concurrently, leading project teams, managing preparation of tenders and developing & controlling project schedules, to ensure delivery to the highest standards within the agreed timeframes.

Rod Hartland

Operations Manager – Infrastructure Projects

Rod has extensive construction experience across a variety of often logistically difficult civil and other infrastructure works, together with some 9 years design engineer experience in Australia and the UK. He has worked on behalf of and as a contractor-partner with, various local & state-wide regulatory authorities and private clients, from the concept & development phases of works through to the full construction & commissioning stages.

Roderick joined SGQ in 2013 and moved into his current role in 2015, with his first assignment at that level being the complex Maryborough CBD Flood Resilience project. He has subsequently followed through with the overall management of multiple Fraser Coast Regional Council and private sector projects, taking lead responsibility for the safe, timely and cost-effective delivery of multiple simultaneous works, all in accordance with or exceeding client and regulatory requirements.

CREDENTIALS

National Prequalifications system for Civil Construction Contracts

  • TMR Approval R4, B3, F100

Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC)

  • Open Builder License 1197667

Memberships

  • Civil Contractors Federation – Member

Accreditations

  • Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2016 Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 9001:2016 Quality Management Systems
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