Residential and Commercial Earthworks

Expert Local Digger Contractors | Queenstown
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Shane Mitchell Contracting Ltd are Queenstown’s local experts in all aspects of earthworks related to residential developments.

Shane and the team here at SMC cut their teeth in the world of heavy machinery, building forestry roads throughout the North Island – which make the best use of extremely difficult terrain. Since moving to Queenstown in 2013, we’ve put our strongest foot forward and applied our digger and excavator driving talent to both residential and commercial building developments. Over the years we’ve played a key role in the development of a number of residential subdivisions in the Queenstown Lakes region – including Jacks Point, Lake Hayes Estate, Bridesdale Farm, Shotover Country, Threepwood, Glen Tui Heights and more. Working primarily within the boundaries of the Queenstown Lakes District Council, we comply with all QLDC Engineering Standards. All engineering works undertaken on your development will be carried out in accordance with the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s policies and standards, being QLDC’s Land Development and Subdivision Code of Practice adopted on 3rd June 2015 and subsequent amendments to that document up to the date of issue of any resource consent.

We Will…


Work directly alongside you - a residential property owner


Work with commercial project management teams, or directly with developers


Develop a sound understanding of the entire project from concept to completion


Provide consultation for earthworks methodology


Provide talented and reliable labour skill and machinery


Get any job out of the ground – on time and on budget

Related Services

We provide a full stack of residential and commercial earthworks services. We’ll take care of every aspect of the pre-build earthworks; including site scrapes, digging footings, digging service trenches and drains. Then once the building is up, we’ll bring your vision to life. We’ll build your lawns, driveways, foot paths, prepare retaining walls, stack your rock work paths and wall, and prepare your driveway.

Drain Laying

SMC is a member of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board of New Zealand. We’ll take care of all your drain laying requirements.

Power and Telecom

Get on the grid! SMC will lay your power and telecom services, and connect your development to the world. Click the icon to book your job with Shane.


No job is too big, small, tight or tricky for SMC. From gardens, to retaining walls and rock work. Click the icon to discover our landscape earthworks services today.

Contact Us Today

If time is of the essence and you need work done as soon as possible, give Shane a call now. If you’re planning ahead (which is great!) you can text, email, or fill out the online job booking form. Click the link below to go to the online booking page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!


8 Ada Place Lake Hayes Estate Queenstown 9304

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027 610 7487
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