R Slater & Sons

Civil Construction & Earthworks

(03) 5231 1519

Your Earthworks Specialists

R Slater & Sons Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated business founded in 1948. Specialising in all types of Civil Works including subdivisions, drainage, water, sewer and road construction. The company has been in operation for over 65 years and has passed through three generations. Current directors, Ian and Rick Slater, have operated the business for over 20 years after taking over from their father, Murray.


Road Construction

Water Mains

Sewer Mains


Car Parks

Winners of the 2012 CCF Earth Awards – Victoria (Category 3)

In 2012, R Slater & Sons won the award for Victoria (Category 3) for their work completed on the Barwon Water Alliance pipeline.

You can view our presentation video here.

Camperdown Street Makeover Project

As featured in the Warrnambool Standard on 4th February 2015

IMPROVEMENTS to Camperdown’s main street will begin this month, but not to the extent that Corangamite Shire Council had first hoped.

The $550,000 project includes upgrades to footpaths around the historic courthouse and post office and improved pedestrian refuges along Manifold Street and Little Manifold Street.

Exposed aggregate concrete, bluestone feature paving in high-use areas, better access points, new seats and bins and improved drainage and kerbs will be installed along both sides of the avenue.

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As featured in the Colac Herald on 31st August 2016

A Colac-based business has won a contract to build a new 11-kilometre pipeline to help secure Colac’s water supply. Water Minister Lisa Nev­ille has named R Slater and Sons as the successful tenderer for the pipeline portion of the Colac water supply upgrade.

Colac’s R Slater and Sons is a family-owned-and-oper­ated business, established in 1948, which specialises in civil works.

Ms Neville said the gov­ernment would also award other contracts to build a 50-million-litre storage basin, pump station and diversion regulator, with work on the project to start next month. “This is a really signifi­cant project for the Colac community, creating jobs in the construction industry, improving water security and ensuring Barwon Water can cater for future growth,” she said. “The need for water re­strictions in Colac earlier this year highlighted the vulnerability of the current water supply system, which is entirely dependent on rainfall. “Connection to the Gee­long system means Colac has a back-up supply source, linking it to the Victorian water grid.”

Barwon Water an­nounced last year it bad brought forward plans to upgrade Colac’s water supply by two years, after an updated water security as­sessment. Barwon Water managing director Joe Adamski said the water authority would connect Colac to the Geelong system by mid-2017, effec­tively doubling its supply capacity and boosting water security for the region. “The $19.3-million up­grade will not only cater for future growth, but reduce the threat of reduced catch­ment inflows in very dry years,” Mr Adamski said.

“It will also offer protec­tion against the risk of bush­fires, land-slips and failure of the existing 28-kilometre supply pipeline from the West Gellibrand and Olan­golah reservoirs.

“The project involves constructubg a new off-take from the Wurdee Boluc channel near the existing Barwon Downs borefield pipeline, a new 50-million-li­tre storage basin and pump station at the Gerangamete treatment plant and an 11km pipeline from there to the existing Colac supply pipeline.

“While the supplemen­tary supply will be sourced from the Wurdee Boluc channel, water could also be accessed from the borefield under extreme dry condi­tions as a further security measure,” he said.

“Our diverse supply sys­tem means we are well placed to meet future de­mand.”

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