Who We Are
Our Credentials
Celebrating 40 Years

Comprised of a collective of multiple business, boasting a workforce of about 880 dedicated, skilled and passionate people, Daracon Group provides an effective and integrated civil construction service to a wide cross-section of public and private clients. It’s our priority to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed client expectations on time, cost, safety and quality. 

We have a strong, documented history of high-level performance and delivery of quality infrastructure projects, all built on cultivating positive relationships with our clients to develop cost-effective strategies and optimised solutions. 

Our success today can be traced back to our Executive Director, David Mingay – a civil engineer by trade and passion with over 60 years’ experience. His philosophy of ‘Do what you said you would do’ has been the base of what our reputation is built on: trust and reliability. 

This ethic is mirrored in every member of our team to ensure a consistent approach to all clients and projects.

Management System Certification & Accreditation

Daracon has continually focused on improving its business management systems to ensure we are ever-aligned to industry leading practice. We have maintained a core focus on creating efficient systems that support our strategy to provide and deliver quality products, projects and other services for our wide range of clientele, which has contributed to our solid reputation and Daracon's credentials. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide flexible services aimed at achieving enduring relationships with our clients. 

To effectively achieve this, Daracon has developed policies and an Integrated Management System (WHS, Environmental & Quality) that has been certified and accredited by third party agencies. 

We are committed to meeting and exceeding customer satisfaction expectations, ensuring the health and safety of all interested parties. 

We consistently meet environmental management expectations through the provision of quality services and materials in a considerate, considered manner. We are strongly guided by the targets and objectives outlined in our policies, including the management system under which we operate.

Daracon Group are frequently audited and regularly monitored for performance and compliance by various agencies to relevant standards that may apply.

As a result, our organisation has been found in accordance with the requirements of the following standards as applicable:

Quality Management

See our Quality Management Policy

  • AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems

  • NSW Government Quality Management Systems Guidelines for Construction.

Work Health & Safety

See our Work Health and Safety Policy

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 – WHS Management Systems

  • ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

  • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) 

    • Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme

  • NSW Government ◦Work Health and Safety management Systems and Auditing Guidelines

  • National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme, Accredited Operator under Mass Management, Basic Fatigue Management and Maintenance Management

  • Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)

    • Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) under Rail Safety National Law, Part 3, Division 4 – Arenco Pty Ltd

    • Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) under Rail Safety National Law, Part 3, Division 4 – Daracon Contractors Pty Ltd

Environmental Management

See our Environmental Management Policy and Business Sustainability Policy

  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems

  • NSW Government Environmental Management System Guidelines.

Other Engineering and Industry Accreditations / Licences

  • Hunter Water Corporation

    • Develop Works Accredited Supplier – Construction Works

    • Construction Contractor Panel Pre-Qualified

  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Authorised Engineering Organisations Accreditation (AEO) – Arenco only

  • NSW Fair Trading Contractor Licence for Structural Landscaping and Water Plumbing (Urban Irrigation only) – Paramount Landscaping Pty Ltd only

  • NSW Fair Trading Contractor Licence for Excavator, Gasfitter, LP Gasfitter, Drainer, Plumber and Roof Plumber – Daracon Contractors Pty Ltd only

  • NSW Government Friable Asbestos Removal Licence

  • NSW Government Demolition Licence

  • NSW Government Contractor Pre-Qualified and Best Practice Accredited

Modern Slavery

See our Modern Slavery Statement

Daracon’s diverse range of services is further extended by additional alliance organisations that make up our group of companies, but operate as separate entities. Their significant value-add to our projects provides immediate access to specialist expertise in the critical areas of buildings, structures, mine rehabilitation, classified fly ash and specialist grout. 

BFG Daracon is a unique company supplying a range of products and services to the mining, construction and civil works sectors. Our commitment to safety is exemplary, with a proven track record in both the mining and construction industries. 

Our unique and diverse services can be grouped into four significant areas:

  • Mine fill and remediation works for both abandoned and existing mines
  • Drilling and grouting services for the mining and civil sectors
  • Supply of both bulk and bagged grout blends for the construction and mining industries
  • Our newest and most exciting venture; our fly ash facility at the Eraring Power Station for the supply of class one fly ash to the building and construction industry.

BFG Daracon has successfully completed the stabilisation of the Court House site Newcastle, mine fill operations for the construction of the Hunter Expressway, remediation of the former BHP site at Mayfield, and pre-driven recovery roads for underground mines in Queensland.

For more information please visit https://bfgdaracon.com.au/

Daracrete is a specialist ready mix concrete supply business which was established to ensure supply of high quality, conforming concrete to Daracon Group civil projects. 

Daracrete's batch plant is located in Cameron Park and was built to ensure it could deliver concrete to the most stringent specifications. Daracrete can provide concrete with additional cementitious products such as Flyash and GGBS whilst video cameras and automated batch records ensure that the quality of your mix can be traced from the raw ingredients to the barrel of the agitator.

Our staff have extensive industry experience, and bring a range of knowledge from major concrete suppliers, to Daracrete's locally-based, customer-focused business where we're dedicated to providing you quality concrete for your project.

For more information please visit https://daracrete.com.au/

Arenco is one of Australia’s leading specialists in infrastructure construction, with recent extensive experience in railway station upgrades and infrastructure works within rail corridors.

We take a holistic approach to our clients’ work by combining innovative design, high skill construction, disciplined programming and budgeting with a contemporary management approach.  

Arenco's reasoned attitudes to safety, people, quality, industrial relations and the environment mean we deliver projects with resounding results, without exception.

Arenco employs more than 100 office and site personnel and is a fully owned subsidiary of the Daracon Group, offering strength and elasticity to the business in terms of project size and scope.

The team encompasses a diverse range of skills in the fields of civil engineering, building construction, design management, project management, quality control, occupational health and safety and environmental management.

For more information please visit: https://arenco.com.au/

Daracon’s internal contract haulage business, TransTrac, provides a full range of services in heavy transport to clients based in NSW and interstate. TransTrac's fleet includes prime movers, drake low loader combinations, jinkers and hiab tilt trays, enabling us to deliver heavy haulage transport services with payloads up to 165 tonne, and the transport of beams up to 75 tonne. 

Keeping our clients informed on progress is a core focus of the business. We've fitted our fleet with GPS tracking capabilities to enable us to monitor schedules and delivery times, and pass on information to clients when needed.

The team offers over 300 combined years of expertise in heavy haulage and operate safely and reliably, ensuring we meet both state and national regulations and legislation requirements.

12 October, 2023 marks 40 years of shaping our region as Daracon Group; where we celebrate a legacy of transformation and community impact.  

How It All Started

Daracon Engineering was formed in Elermore Vale, Newcastle by David and Susan Mingay – who to this day remain the owners of the business. Operations commenced with one machine and one operator before the company grew the following year and moved to Cessnock.

40 years on and having grown into a business employing over 880+ employees, Daracon Group remains one of the largest family owned and operated civil construction businesses based in the Hunter.

We're Hiring

This year Daracon celebrates 40 years of shaping our region. Join a company that invests in your success and celebrate a legacy of transformation and community impact with us here at Daracon.

We’re a family-owned company which is small enough for everyone to play a vital role in the business and in our commitment to shaping communities. It’s a place where you can discover genuine career progression and find a pathway that suits your goals and values, both personal and professional.

Check out our current vacancies.

Shaping Communities

At Daracon, we’ve been giving back to the communities we operate in for over four decades. Find out more about our commitment to our charity and community partners.

Iconic Projects

Shaping the future has been a mandate of the business since 1983, which is why Daracon Group has worked on a number of iconic projects across the Hunter, Sydney and the North-West NSW Regions.

Economic Enablers

Pictured: Kooragang Island Coal Terminal Expansion

  • Sydney Olympics - Athletes Village, Showground, Velodrome, Aquatic Center and more. Works included a range of civil construction works including bulk earthworks, landscaping and subdivision construction
  • Newcastle Airport Expansion - taxiways, apron extensions and car parks
  • Scone Airport Airside Infrastructure
  • Astra Aerolab - Defence and Aerospace Precinct
  • Kooragang Island Coal Infrastructure Expansion: new terminals and upgrades
  • Stockland Greenhills , Charlestown Square, Port Stephens Homemaker Centre & Salamander Central
  • Multiple industrial estates
  • RAAF Base Williamtown "New Air Combat Capabilities” project
  • Mining facility expansions at multiple Singleton to Muswellbrook coalfields
  • BHP Steelworks sites - 
  • Kooragang Island Waste Emplacement Facility and Eastern Ponds

Cultural Connectors

Pictured: The Station Newcastle 

Community Foundations  

Pictured: Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground

Critical Road Infrastructure

Pictured: Scone Bypass

Job Vacancies