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Civil construction excellence from the (under)ground up

From small private service connections to large infrastructure projects, Donaldson Civil deliver excellence every time.

Our hard working team approach each job with a commitment to safety and quality. We have a proven history of delivering construction solutions that exceed expectations.

Innovative results that don’t cost the earth.

For over 30 years Donaldson Civil has developed new ideas and cost effective outcomes across hundreds of projects around New Zealand. Through this industry experience we have acquired a number of innovative solutions to the various challenges that arise on civil construction projects.

In addition, we’ve developed valuable relationships with suppliers and local authorities. These factors allow us to keep costs to a minimum while delivering exceptional results within agreed time-frames.

You bring the vision, we do the ground work.

Underground Infrastructure

Trenchless Technology

Site Works

To bring your vision to life we have multiple teams that specialise over three key services in the civil construction sector: Underground Infrastructure, Trenchless Technology, Site Works.

Agile Team, Industry Expertise

Our large team specialise in all areas of Civil Construction. From Labourer's to Excavator Operator's, Heavy Vehicle drivers to Specialised Tradesman. Donaldson Civil is committed to the continuous upskilling and training of our staff to ensure they are leaders in quality and health & safety in our field. We value our staff like family and pride ourselves on working best as a team.

Our Values

At Donaldson Civil our purpose is to provide opportunities for people to improve themselves, enjoy themselves, and go home safe. Our mission is to be the construction company Nelsonian’s want to work with. We do this by following our core values, FAIR.


We work best as a team. We want what is best for our staff, and give them the appreciation and respect they all deserve.


We own what we do. We take opportunities and learn from them.


We follow through with our intentions. We are authentic.


We don’t sugar coat it. We keep it simple, and get the job done.

Latest Projects

The Cube on Queen

The Cube on Queen

When our team first arrived at this site it was a bare 2.4ha paddock. During the summer of 2021/2022 the site was stripped of topsoil and filled by an average...

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