About us

Fortade Earthmoving Pty Ltd is focused on supplying a high level of service, confidentiality, reliability and progress reporting.

Our company operates an emerging business, focused on service, expertise, reliability with a co-operative base.

Fortade Earthmoving Pty Ltd is based in the Nambucca Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Brad Fortescue and Wayne Pade own and operate the business with over 30 combined years’ experience. Brad and Wayne have a strong knowledge of the local area and of what resources are available and how to get the job done. Fortade has worked on different projects from Newcastle to Brisbane. Fortade also do a variety of work from small excavations to large contracts.

Our equipment availability includes:

  • 6, 9, 12, 14.5 & 20 ton excavators

  • Bogie & Medium Ridged Tippers

  • Low loader — up to 3.5m wide and 30 ton weight

  • PosiTrack with bucket, blade and slasher

  • Bobcat

  • Bulldozer

  • Trucks, dog & pig trailers, semi tipper and flat top trailer

  • Auger, broom and grab hire

  • Tractor and slasher

  • Specialist Hirail Excavator/Dumper & Truck

  • 10,000 ltr Water Cart

  • Licenced Mobile Auto Repairer (L/N MVRL50898)

We are able to supply all types of quarry products, sand, fill and top soils.

Fortade specialises in:

  • General earthworks

  • Vegetation management

  • Railway level crossings, re-sleeping and drainage

  • Road reconstruction

  • Pipe laying

  • Dam construction

  • Septic systems and sullage areas

  • Land slip remediation

  • Geotechnical survey

  • House / shed cuts

  • Subdivision prep work

  • Clearing work

  • General building footings

  • Pool inlays

  • Sediment / erosion control

  • Rail Protection Officers (Level 1, 2 and 3)

  • Rail 52/53 certification

Most recently completed Fortade projects include:

NSW Forestry Corporation

Vegetation management, road repairs, installation of crossings

Ray Schumacher

ARTC Mid North Coast

Rail corridor access roads, drainage and level crossing replacement

Peter Lee, ARTC

Lend Lease

Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Hwy Upgrade

Nick Williams

RMS / Warrell Creek to Urunga

Geotechnical investigation, Coffey Geotechnics

Paran Moye

NSW National Parks & Wildlife

Vegetation Management, road repairs, drainage repairs, Asset Protection Zone to communications towers

John Kennedy

Building Projects

Acciona/Ferrovial Joint Venture

Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Hwy Upgrade
Paul Masters

Fortade Earthmoving Pty Ltd will assist in:

  • Problem Diagnosis

  • Detailed Quoting

  • Site Inspection Analysis

Fortade Earthmoving implements and stands by our company policies and procedures such as our Environmental Protection Plan, Workplace Health & Safety Management Plan, Emergency Response Procedures and a Work Quality Policy, as part of our business. We promote, through our culture, an open approach to business and believe that the only way to gain & secure ongoing work is to ensure complete customer satisfaction while delivering a “above standard” service to our clients.

Our operators are nationally qualified and are experienced in the earthmoving and excavations industry. Our operators have or are currently working towards their Certificate III in Civil Construction. Our employees maintain a strong emphasis on being ecologically aware and continue to have a considerate approach to the environment.