Project Update: Council Team up with Tobco for Major Utility Spine Project

Parkes Shire Council in New South Wales recently teamed up with Australian-owned and organically-grown company, TOBCO, to deliver the construction of a major utilities spine spanning more than 3kms along Brolgan Road.

This three-part install will allow future local businesses to access electricity, gas and communications assets, contributing to the Council’s plan of a major investment into the local community through the upgrade of the Brolgan Road Logistics Hub.

Over a period of less than two months TOBCO completed a combined total of more than 9kms of trenching and conduit installation, utilising mostly local labour and materials.

Parkes Shire Council Project Works

TOBCO has access to some of the most advanced specialist trenching technology available, able to produce more than 800m of trenching in a single day whilst maintaining strict accuracy thanks to the onboard GPS systems.

As the principal contractor TOBCO was responsible for engaging directly with GHD, Essential Energy, Jemena Gas and various communications providers throughout the successful delivery of the project. TOBCO also worked closely with ARTC to complete five 60m HDD under bores crossing the newly constructed Inland Rail line.

More than 50 per cent of the project’s expenditure has been reinvested by TOBCO into the local community through the procurement of materials, hire of local labour and machinery and local project design, with more than 2,000 tonnes of raw materials alone sourced from local businesses.

Parkes Shire Council Gallery

TOBCO is proud to have been able to give back to the regional community on this major project and look forward to the next one.

If you need any civil works undertaken be sure to get in contact with our estimating team on 02 8415 9899 or



Feel free to call us (02) 8415 9899 during our business hours or complete the below form.