Light Rail Works

EPH regularly work with Victoria’s leading light rail construction companies to deliver 24/7 service during critical occupation works. Because of the high number of Trucks and equipment that are generally required in these high profile, tight access and critical works, EPH regularly dedicate a representative to be present on site at all times to assist our clients with a direct line of communication between them and our subcontractors.

EPH also provide additional services including the coordination and planning of afterhours disposal locations for a variety of material produced during these works.

GPS Technology commonly used to give accurate readings of ground and compaction levels, GPS technology is developing rapidly in the Compactor’s usage which allows for greater production

South Morang Rail

From August 2010 through to early 2012, EPH were involved in the $650m South Morang Rail Electrification Project with John Holland. In addition to supplying plant on hire, EPH were also the primary cartage contractor for all material disposal and supply.

Often running in excess of 100 Trucks across the project of a day, this project saw EPH dedicate a full time representative to coordinating and monitoring our client’s and subcontractor’s requirements during such a critical operation. Again, this project saw EPH utilize our Imarda 360 GPS fleet to help in the manage productivity and increase efficiency.

M80 Upgrade

December 2009 saw EPH place our first trucks on the $647m section of the M80 Ring Road from the Calder Fwy to Sydney Rd with the TullaSydney Alliance. Since this time, EPH have become the primary supplier for Trucks to the project and have established a committed network of local material reuse, disposal and supply options to ensure the best outcome for our client.

Our subcontractors have been utilized in many different applications over the duration of the project; ranging from detailed to bulk earthworks, to road profiling, quarry material delivery, general on-site cartage and many more. This project is expected to be completed in early 2013.

Dingley Bypass

During February 2011 into early 2012, EPH worked with Fulton Hogan supplying various types of material in the $74m Dingley Bypass project.

Alongside supplying Trucks on hire, EPH sourced and supplied over 200,000m3 of suitable re-use material to compliment the regular material supply we loaded and carted from the Boral quarry at Lysterfield. EPH also assisted in providing extra cost savings to the project through sourcing re-use options for the excess of topsoil at the end of the project.

Regional Rail Link

In August 2012, EPH were appointed as the preferred cartage contractor on Package C of the Regional Rail Link by the Thiess Balfour Beatty Joint Venture.

This $835m major project requires EPH’s subcontractors to work within the project’s unique safety requirements, which has in turn led EPH to encourage the up-skilling of many of our local inducted subcontractors and subsequent updating of their vehicles to become involved in the project. Alongside standard daily works, EPH has also been involved in supplying our subontractors during night works and critical rail occupation work.


In 2010, Eastern Plant Hire began working with AbiGroup on the 13.5km main freeway section of the $188m Nagambie bypass. In addition to supplying Trucks and Equipment on hire, EPH also undertook the stripping and blending of material from the GVR quarry to meet VicRoads Type A and Type B specifications, which produced over 600,000T of material. In an industry first, EPH purchased the only certifiable portable weighbridge available in Victoria, which allowed us to guarantee that every load that we loaded, weighed and delivered was done in a safe and legal manner, with not a single load leaving site overloaded. This weighbridge is something which we are now proud to be able to offer all major civil projects.

When we integrated the weighbridge with our Imarda 360 GPS, EPH was able to produce accurate and timely productivity data and costings to our client. Being located in a regional area, EPH also worked with AbiGroup to include local subcontractors in our work.