About Us

Who we are

As a privately-owned Australian family business, FB Contracting (FB) was established in 2011 by the Fewster Brothers with the core business philosophy of providing clients with ‘top tier professionalism at a value for money price’. This founding philosophy remains strong with FB capable of delivering a range of pipeline, pump station and treatment plant services in both brownfield and greenfield environments.

Born and bred in regional Queensland, the Fewster Brothers are passionate about assisting rural communities to future proof their water requirements against drought conditions. This passion has seen the company collaborate with state and local governments to deliver large scale water transfer projects and recycled water schemes.

FB treat clients like family and take responsibility for providing exceptional service including certainty of price, justification of value and strong risk management.

We have a reputation for developing strong business relationships and as a result, maintain a diverse list of clients that include municipal water businesses, state and local governments and Tier 1 utility contractors.

The key to our success is our people. Our team of experienced project managers and engineers clearly understand project requirements, focusing on maintaining positive communication with key stakeholders throughout the delivery process. Our teams are ingrained with a proactive problem-solving mentality, that aims to identify and resolve potential issues during the project planning stages.

FB predominantly self-perform our contract works, utilising our experienced workforce of 100+ employees and specialist fleet of plant and equipment in local, regional and remote areas.

Our true turnkey solutions cover all aspects of design and construction within the water utilities industry. We are a ‘one-stop’ service offering a single point of accountability for all of your water infrastructure needs.

Our Mission, Vision AND Values

Our Mission

To supply the lifeline of water and sanitation to help grow Australian communities.

Our Vision

To be the leading delivery partner and employer of choice in the Australian Water Industry.

Our Values

Working with integrity

Authentic communication

Teamwork and collaboration

Empowering growth and innovation

Responsible and accountable

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Innovative Solutions AND Continual Improvement

We know our clients are under pressure to service their community and enable them to prosper. Therefore, FB are constantly evolving through our people, partners and experience to challenge design techniques and delivery methods to offer solutions to complete projects efficiently, cost effectively with minimal environmental and community impact.

Our Team

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Adam Fewster

Managing Director

With 20 years in the civil construction industry, Adam has gained the experience necessary to successfully oversee and deliver large scale, complex water and wastewater projects from concept and design through to construction, commissioning and close-out.

As Managing Director, Adam is known for a strategic and focused approach with an aim to limit risk, establish creative strategies for optimising operations, financial returns, external customer service and quality outputs.

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Dane Fewster

Director - Business Development

A civil and mechanical specialist with extensive experience in the design, construction and project management of water and wastewater related infrastructure including pipelines, pump stations and treatment facilities.

Dane manages the Pre-Contracts and Bid and Estimating teams. Dane believes in developing an understanding of a potential client’s key challenges, concerns and needs; and structuring and managing proposals accordingly in order to ensure the best possible result for all stakeholders involved.

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Rhys Fewster

Director - Operations

Rhys brings a wealth of knowledge with a strong focus on innovation and quality coupled with his attention to detail and thorough technical knowledge, gives him an edge when delivering high-impact projects.

Rhys is a highly versatile and flexible Operations Manager, who is adept at successfully navigating a wide range of complex site challenges and implementing the learnings gained for the benefit of future projects.

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Ron Tonkovic

Operations Manager QLD - Pump Stations and Pipelines

An outcome driven Operations Manager with over 26 years’ experience delivering targeted results within the water and sewer industry. Ron is confident managing large multidisciplinary teams, while maintaining a strong focus on maximising safety and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

His vast experience across a wide range of projects, underpinned by strong commercial, technical and project management expertise ensures that he is able to consistently deliver positive outcomes.

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Matt Smith

Operations Manager - Treatment Plants

A capable and experienced Operations Manager with demonstrated success in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams to achieve high performance in complex water and wastewater projects, including government corporations and private sector business.

With proven experience leading projects involving water and wastewater, varying in size, and who offers over ten years’ experience within the industry. Matt is able to consistently deliver successful projects without compromising on safety or quality.

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Rick Patterson

Operations Manager NSW - Pump Stations and Pipelines

With over ten years’ experience in the management of complex civil, gas and water infrastructure projects, Rick is a highly versatile and flexible Project Manager.

Using his strong background in engineering and excellent analytical skills, Rick excels at providing comprehensive solutions to a wide range of complex site challenges, whilst maintaining a strong focus on safety, time, cost and quality management.

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Louise Storie

HSEQ Manager

A safety professional with over ten years’ industry experience in the managing HSEQ processes, Louise is highly skilled in gathering and interpreting data related to the HSEQ company’s daily functions. She ensures that identified learnings are actioned and implemented by the appropriate personnel and contractors in all major project work areas.

Louise strategises solutions and develops long-term plans for reduction of risk and improvement of overall safety and evaluation processes for compliance, with client industry and legislated standards for HSEQ.

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Kelsey Bell

Project Controls Manager

Kelsey has over six years’ experience working on large civil construction and infrastructure projects in the water and civil construction industry. She is a highly organised Project Controls Manager with extensive experience in managing contracts, to ensure maximum benefits for all parties involved.

Kelsey possesses exceptional communication, negotiation, decision-making and analytical skills and has proven herself to be an integral member of any Project Delivery team.

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Natasha Ross

Account Manager

An experienced and qualified account executive with over ten years’ experience, Natasha has built exceptional relationships with new clients and manages strong relationships with existing clients.

During her four years with FB, Natasha connects regularly with key business executives, stakeholders and employees. She also manages the payroll department, processes incoming and outgoing payments and prepares financial reports. Analytical and organised with the proven ability to identify client needs, Natasha is skilled at making recommendations and implementing effective solutions.

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Tom Curtin

Construction Manager

A Construction Manager with over ten years’ hands-on experience, Tom has the necessary skills required to supervise multiple complex projects from planning through to construction, commissioning and close out.

By providing effective and goal-oriented leadership, combined with an extensive knowledge of the civil, water and wastewater industries, Tom is able to consistently deliver successful projects without compromising on safety or quality.

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Sam Keating

Project Manager

A deadline-driven and quality-focused Construction Project Manager with eight years’ career experience in a variety of industries, Sam is committed to consistently achieving the best possible outcome for all stakeholders involved in a project.

Sam’s vast experience, ranging from civil, water, wastewater and drainage through to electrical and mechanical, ensures that he has the ability to successfully overcome the challenges found in even the most complex projects.

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Jay van Manen

Project Manager

Jay started an internship in 2015 with FB while he was studying Civil Engineering. With over four years’ experience in the civil construction industry delivering multidisciplinary projects, Jay is a proven engineering and project management professional.

Jay’s practical and adaptive engineering style provides problem solving skills to the field that minimises downtime and maximises productivity. Jay is a results driven individual who prides himself on delivering products on time and within budget.

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Nick Wieczorek

Project Manager

Nick is an experienced Project Manager and chartered Professional Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry and over twelve years’ experience.

Skilled in all aspects of construction and project sizes, Nick has a strong business acumen along with a hard working positive attitude. He ensures the finished product complies with the requirements of the owner’s specification, whilst enabling the contractor to deliver in the most effective manner to enhance the bottom line.

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Daniel Hassed

Bid Manager

Daniel has over seven years’ experience in the civil construction industry, focusing mainly on water and sewer infrastructure in the Queensland area.

He manages a small team of estimators crafting bids for private and government clients ranging from $500K to $13M. Daniel’s understanding of the project lifecycle, combined with his skill for efficient resource management and broad range of experience in the civil construction industry, ensures he is an exceptional Bid Manager.

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Jackson Ireland

Bid Manager

A qualified Civil Engineer, with over nine years’ experience in the civil construction industry. Jackson has a unique combination of both technical understanding and exceptional communication skills to effectively and efficiently complete projects, whilst maintaining stakeholder relationships.

Jackson’s experience from different sources allows him to solve challenging and time constrained issues with ‘best possible outcome’ solutions. He thrives under challenging and complex situations.

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