Our History

AWC has been built on a straightforward business philosophy: “We try always to do the right thing and produce quality work we can be proud of, we work on the theory that we tender the job and we get it right,” says Andrew – and if there’s one thing that Andrew Walter knows, it’s civil construction in Tasmania.

Andrew’s grandfather, Alexander, arrived in Tasmania as an emigrant from Estonia. When he took on a contract for a section of the Lyell Highway in the late 1920s, he would have had no inkling of the heritage that would continue more than 90 years on.

John Walter, Andrew’s father, formed his own civil contracting business in the 1950s, and it was here that Andrew learned the trade. He worked for his father from the time he left school in the late 1960s until John went out of business in the early 1980s. During the next 10 years, Andrew worked with, and for, various people, building many strong relationships that would eventually help him get his own company underway. These relationships are still important to Andrew today.

Since 1991, Andrew has built AWC into a proudly Tasmanian, family-oriented business that is highly respected and renowned in civil construction throughout the State. Vital to the company’s success has been its people. A large number of AWC’s 100-strong Tasmanian staff have been with the company since the beginning.

AWC has a solid reputation in the industry of looking after its people, working to high standards, and promoting a culture of inclusion and continuous improvement. AWC aims to continue to employ people with the skills and expertise to drive the company well into the future.

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