About Us

Delivering consistent service, quality and success

Townsville Earthmoving specialises in Earthmoving, Civil Construction, Plant Hire, Building Contractors and Property Development in North Queensland.

Townsville Earthmoving (TEM) is a privately owned family business that was established in 1978. Being privately owned is one of our strengths and major reason for our consistent service, quality and success.

TEM is one of the largest and longest established Earthmoving Contractors in North Queensland and very few others can offer their customers over 37 years of practical industry knowledge that we can.

The current generation at TEM contribute a diverse range of skills and expertise to the business which is necessary to face the challenges in the industry today and into the future. Diversification in the civil engineering and construction industry is the focus of our planning.

Our Values

Health & Safety

At TEM we are committed to achieving a healthy and safe workplace, we recognise our moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our workers, contractors, customers and visitors. 

This commitment also extends to ensuring that our operations and activities do not place the local community or environment at risk of injury, illness or damage.

TEM Health and Safety
TEM Environmental Commitment


As part of our commitment to achieving the principles of responsible environmental management, sustainability and protection of the natural environment in our workplace, we recognise our moral and legal responsibility to ensure that our activities, products and services are designed to protect and enhance the environment in the communities in which we operate, and our obligations to ensuring that our operations do not place the natural environment or the local community at risk of harm.


It is the policy of this company to operate our business in a manner that consistently meets or exceeds the quality standards set by our stakeholders.

To achieve this, we are committed to continuous improvement of our operations and the products and services provided by our company.

Harris Crossing Development
"Nothing but positive feedback for the Townsville Earthmoving team! We worked with TEM on a remote project in outback QLD over a 4 month period in what was some quite challenging circumstances.

The team worked directly with our site based employees collaboratively to achieve results. Together coming up with solutions to a unique situation and continually looked to improve the work method and site controls and they worked well with us to minimise costs where practical.

The employment of contractors in the area was also very positive to the local community. We would absolutely look to use TEM for any future works; a professional and experienced business."
Jodie Matheson
Project Leader, Pacific National