About Us

About Us

Managing Director

Gavin Markwell

Gavin Markwell is the originator and Managing Director of The Markwell Group with over 30 years in demolition, asbestos removal, earthmoving and crushing experience.

Gavin’s certifications are as follows

  • Certification of competency as a demolisher
  • License to perform high risk work as well as being a qualified boilermaker.


Demolition Manager

Wayne Pellow

Wayne has been an employee of the Markwell Group for over 20 years and has been a manager for  15 years.  Wayne is an integral part of the business due to his expertise in the field of demolition, specialising in the removal of asbestos.  Wayne is competent to operate a number of machines as well as holding the following licences/qualifications:

  • Asbestos Removal Licence no. 020038121
  • Competent Person Supervise Asbestos Removal Class Verification no. AR1-1035
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officer, 10819436
  • Work Platform 11 metres or more no. 01651642


Hire Co-Ordinator

Luke Harrison

Luke has been in the earthmoving industry for over eight years, he has experience in operating, civil supervision, crushing and screening supervision, logistics and management. He brings great knowledge and eagerness to the Markwell Group.


Crushing and Screening

Norm Norris

Norm has over 30 years of experience in the quarry and mining industry not only in Australia but overseas, he brings a great deal of expertise to the crushing and screening team.



Why should you use Markwell Group?

The Markwell group has become an industry leader in North Queensland through commitment to customer service, quality equipment and the highest levels of safety. On top of these commitments we foster a friendly, approachable culture, making us easy to do business with while being responsive to your needs.

Superior equipment:
We pride ourselves on only providing late model, well maintained equipment that is in top operational condition. In the event of any mishaps, we have the workshop and maintenance facilities to provide you with repairs or a replacement machine immediately. We also foster excellent alliances with our equipment suppliers, allowing us to readily access specialist information and advice on all aspects of machine operation.

Superior maintenance:
Constant attention to preventative maintenance is a key element of our business. All operators are instructed in pre-start and shutdown checks to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and safe to operate. Again, training is an important element of our workshop operations, with specialised equipment training provided by dealer training personnel. Our maintenance facilities include an 800sqm fully equipped workshop, capable of carrying out all types of repairs, and mobile service vehicles are available for field repairs and maintenance.

Superior safety standards:
All Markwell Group equipment is carefully checked before being delivered to a customer to ensure it is in a safe operating condition and meets all statutory safety requirements. On delivery of a dry hire machine to a site, we provide a full machine induction and additional training for operators who may be unfamiliar with the type or model supplied. All Markwell Group employees, whether they are maintenance crews, operators or truck drivers undergo full safety inductions. Our in-house documentation includes defect-reporting procedures, while meeting all statutory reporting requirements such as a logbook completion and accident notification. Safety is of paramount importance to our business and we conduct a full review of all accidents and incidents as part of our aim to constantly improve safety standards.

Superior operators:
While a large part of our plant hire is on a dry hire basis, fully experienced operators are available if required. As part of our on-going commitment to employing the most competent staff at Markwell Plant Hire, our in-house quality system includes instructions on staff selection and on-going training with induction, safety and systems operating procedures in place. In addition, job-specific induction procedures are in place to meet the requirements of individual projects. As a result of these procedures, only fully trained operators are sent to your projects.

“At the Markwell Group, we guarantee an exceptional service, in a timely manner, at an affordable price, with support of a friendly team base. Our 20 years of industry experience in North Queensland has positioned us as a ‘can do’ company, which takes pride in serving the most unusual or difficult tasks. We work in a partnership with you to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome to any project.”

Capability Statement

The Markwell Group has been operating for over 25 years in North Queensland and has formed an ongoing relationship with various companies. The Markwell Group commit to fostering a friendly approachable culture, making us easy to do business with while being responsive to your needs. All Markwell Equipment is carefully checked before being delivered to a customer to ensure it is in a safe operating condition and meets all statutory safety requirements.

Core services

The services The Markwell Group provides are:

  • Plant Hire

Excavators – fleet consists of 50 ranging from half tonne to 75 tonne, with the majority of the fleet in the 20 – 30 tonne range. We also have 20T, 30T, 40T and 70T long reach excavators. There are a number of 20 tonne excavators that have larger tracks to suit low ground pressure (LGP) conditions.
Articulated Dump Trucks – fleet consists of 25 tonne to 40 tonne, all with specifications to suit mining and quarrying standards
Other plant in the fleet includes compactors, rollers, front-end loaders, tippers, grader.

  • Crushing and Screening

Markwell Group has been actively involved in Crushing and Screening since 1999 and provide a full suite of services to manage your crushing project; ranging from hire of individual machines to complement existing plant, right through to full mobile setup and management of projects. We specialise in:

  • Crushing raw materials
  • Crushing rock/gravel
  • Aggregates (concrete and bitumen sealing)
  • Screening to specifications
  • Road base
  • Recycled concrete
  • Loading and hauling
  • Stockpiling and testing
  • Transport to site
  • Supervision

Our Crushing Managers have vast experience having worked in various quarries throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.


Markwell Group has the experience and expertise to overcome geotechnical issues such as material grading, through our knowledge and ability of being able to match the correct machine with the specific project. Examples include use of Short Head Cone Crushers for producing shape and Vertical Shaft Impactors for producing bottom end. Crushing and Screening equipment includes, but is not limited to:

Jaw Crushers

Impact Crusher
Cone Crushers
Screens – double and triple deck, reclaiming
Vertical Shafter Impactor (VSI)

  • Demolition and Asbestos Removal

Our attention to detail, as specified in our Quality Assurance System, is our guarantee of project completion to your contract requirements. Markwell Demolitions and Asbestos Removals have extensive experience in the demolition of a wide range of structures including domestic buildings, road and rail bridges, factories, shops, houses and industrial sites. Our demolition equipment includes excavators from 1.5 tonnes to 110 tonnes that are capable of accepting a wide range of attachments including shears, pulverisers and hydraulic hammers. Markwell Demolitions and Asbestos Removals provides a complete “one-stop shop” from the initial preparation stage, through to the demolition process itself, followed by a step by step cleanup process, with removal of all rubbish and debris from the site. Rigorous attention to detail, and vast industry experience, has made us the leader in handling and removing asbestos products safely and in compliance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

  • Recycled Building Materials

Markwell Building and Recycling has been established to maximize re-use and recycling of building and demolition materials from demolition projects carried out by our associated division Markwell Demolition and Asbestos Removals. In the demolition process, many products are recyclable in the state in which they are removed, and can be readily re-used in industrial, commercial and domestic applications. Our two building material recycling outlets, Bargain Building Materials and North Queensland Demolition Recycling, are set up to encourage customers to browse and select their own purchases, helping keep prices low and allowing the purchase of quality materials at realistic prices. The range of products available through Markwell Building Recycling includes timber of variable sizes, roofing iron, steel trusses, gas stoves, hot water systems, doors and smaller items such as baths, sinks, taps, electrical fittings, hooks, door handles plus various other items.




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