About Us

Established in 1995, Jonishan has over 28 years of Experience and Commitment you can rely on!

Our History

Jonishan Pty Ltd was established in 1995 by John Shannon from humble beginnings. John brings 30 years experience in the water infrastructure industry gained during his time as Owner Operator of Jonishan while subcontracting to Tier 1, 2 & 3 companies.

Jonishan has reinforced its reputation as the civil excavation experts, delivering excellent results for clients for over 28 years. Jonishan has evolved by recruiting highly skilled and recognised Project Managers, experienced pipe layers and exceptional plan operators with infrastructure industry experience.

Together with our outstanding management team and staff, Jonishan is now the “go to” company that tier one companies and developers have come to rely on for more complex civil projects. With the ability to adhere to stringent timelines and budgets, Jonishan continues to deliver.


Jonishan – Capability statement



Jonishan not only have a fully implemented QSE management system, we also have comprehensive insurance cover for all risk aspects including:-

  • Contract Works up to Project value
  • Public & Product Liability up to $20,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity up to $10,000,000
  • Hire-in plant up to $500,000

Plant & Equipment

Jonishan’s rapid expansion has seen frequent additions to it’s fleet of plant and equipment. We pride ourselves on the high standards maintained on all of our company plant, equipment and vehicles. Our in-house qualified mechanics and welders ensure all plant is safe, fit for purpose and in excellent working order.

The machines are fitted with all necessary devices to meet safety & environmental requirements and all operators are trained and ticketed to safely operate the machines.

The fully insured fleet of plant and vehicles for hire includes:

  • Excavators ranging from 1.7 Tonne to 48 Tonne with a full suite of attachments
  • Backhoes/skid steers
  • Truck & Dog (for hire)
  • Tippers
  • Site Dumpers
  • Crane Truck
  • Hook Trucks
  • Sucker Trucks
  • Water Tanks
  • Range of compaction equipment
  • Utes


Jonishan are a fully accredited Sydney Water contractor & Hunter Water (A2) . Our capabilities include:

  • W1, W2, W3 (Water Supply DN 100 – 1200)
  • RW (Recycled Water DN 65 – 375)
  • S1, S2 (Sewerage Reticulation DN 150 – 750)
  • PE (PE Pipe Systems)
  • LP (Pressure Sewer Systems)
  • Driller (Water Services Connection)

Jonishan have certificates of pre-qualification for OHS/WHS capabilities with “cm3” & “Browz” and are long standing members of the Civil Contractors Federation.


Integrated Management System

Jonishan has implemented HSEQ Management Systems to ensure all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality are of the highest standards. Our management systems reflect our focus on safety, health and environmental preservation of our staff, clients and residents of our workplaces.

Our objective is to continually improve our service through seeking to observe and listen to our customer’s expectations and their needs.




The HSEQ management system is fully integrated with certification in Quality Management ISO 9001, Occupational Health & Safety Management ISO 45001 and Environmental Management ISO 14001.

Our Clients

Jonishan boasts an extensive list of clients for which Major, Minor & Residential projects have been completed. Major valued clients include: Dubbo  Regional Council, Lend Lease, WEM, JK Williams, RMS, Enviropacific, Interflow & Veolia.