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