Recent Projects

Goonellabah Telephone Exchange
Lismore Telephone Exchange
Gungahlin Telephone Exchange
Canberra Centre Refurbishment

Fyshwick Markets Management Building
Townhouse at Yerrabi Pond
Other Projects Completed

Goonellabah Telephone Exchange

Simon's Construction company has just completed a major Air-conditioning System Upgrade, with building additions to the Goonellabah Telephone Exchange, one of the busiest Telstra assets in the northern region of NSW.

The project involved building a 2 storey addition, approximately 10 metres high with a floor area of 281 M2 to the existing building. Cranes were used in the installation of the 3 new air handling units to the upper floor. As the building works progressed the Mechanical Plant was commissioned ensuring that there was no system loss to the operational exchange.

This project was completed on time and within budget to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. During the works staff and contractors were always mindful of the needs of the building occupants, ensuring the comfort of the staff and patrons of the Goonellabah Medical Centre, situated at the boundary of the property, was not affected by our works and that Telstra's customers did not have any outages due to our building operations. Back to top

lismore Telephone Exchange

Heritage Facade Restoration works to improve the attractiveness of the Telstra Exchange in Lismore's main street.

The project involved the demolition of a concrete patio and awning that was added to this distinctive building about 30 - 40 years ago and rebuilding a sandstone staircase to it's original appearance. Work was done to the Heritage Council's strict requirements and has markedly improved the streetscape. Back to top

Gungahlin Telephone Exchange

Simon's Construction company completed the Gungahlin Telephone Exchange, Telstra's highest priority project in Australia at the time of construction in March 2004.

Telstra Director, Ziggy Szwitowski turned the first sod on the site and Centre Constructions worked tirelessly until the ACT Chief Minister, John Stanhope opened the building in May 2004.

The fast-tracked project was constructed in what may be record time and was on a "Greenfield" site with services such as roads, sewerage, electricity and cable roll out happening simultaneously with the construction of the new building.

Our company received accolades from Local Government, Telstra Management and Transfield Services for the quality, speedy construction and cooperative approach from Orange Constructions in meeting Telstra's need. Back to top

Canberra Centre Refurbishment

Simon's Construction company worked with Bovis to complete a major refurbishment of the Canberra Centre, the premier shopping centre in the heart of Canberra.

The project involved night work over several months to ensure operations were not disrupted during retail hours. The project manager described the work as one of the most logistically and technically difficult projects undertaken in the region for some time, with considerable challenges in relation to all aspects of the construction, particularly such issues as safety, work staging requirements, nightshift works, tight timeframes and cost constraints.

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Fyshwick Markets Management Building

Designed by notorious Canberra Architect, Franc Arnold of Quantum Ideas Bureau to reflect the vibrance of the fruit and vegetable markets.

Simon's Construction company built over and renovated the existing toilet block to provide New Offices, Board Room and Facilities. Back to top

Townhouse At Yerrabi Pond

Attention to detail in the construction of this architect designed home shows the versatility of the construction team.

Diem Rusk-Tieu of Daryl, Jackson, Alistair, Swayn Pty Ltd designed a building that complies with the strict building codes prescribed for the property and still delivers a striking 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home that gains the attention of locals and visitors alike.

The investor was particularly impressed with the property and the attention to detail that Centre Constructions delivered and as an added bonus the property returned a cash positive result from the rental income from the day of handover. Back to top

Projects managed by Simon Thrower
prior to Centre Constructions.

Canberra City Backpackers

Conversion of the 4 storey Akuna House office block to a 5 storey hotel with commercial kitchen facilities and a basement swimming pool

Audi artamon

Project Manager during the construction of the new showroom for this pretigious building.

Alberto road townhouses

11 townhouses in the trendy Sydney suburb of Lilyfield including basement parking and tilt up construction.


Tilt up construction of the new Sydney warehouse. The project was undertaken whilst operations continued at the distribution and retail centre. Key points were the change over of electrical system and environmental precautions taken to ensure no spillage

bras n things

New warehouse at Milperra

arnotts adventure store

Exciting interactive fit out displaying a replica 1928 Ford delivery truck/coffee shop, an antique tiny teddy oven and various apparel and souvenirs.

star city casino

Foreperson on the fit out of the Steak and Seafood Restaurant, the Italian Restaurant and the 2-up Bar.

tilt up construction

Project Manager for numerous (20+) tilt-up projects.

Other Projects Completed

Canberra Centre

Fit-out of the Funny Shop.

Holy Grail

Fit out of major club in Canberra city.

Deakin Offices

Upgrade of the fire egress system.

Australian East India Co

Belconnen - shop fit out.

Fyshwick Markets

Construction of management offices.


Construction of townhouses and duplex.

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