Industrial Demolition

Providing expertise in industrial demolition, decommissioning and deconstruction across all Australian States and Territories.

Industrial demolition is one of the most complex activities in the demolition industry. With the many hazards potentially associated with industrial plants, industrial demolition can be time consuming and material intensive. This is why you require expert skills and experience when selecting industrial demolition contractors.

Members of the Major Projects Group have perfected industrial demolition. Through our extensive experience spanning over 40 years, we are experts in providing safe, systematic and cost-effective industrial demolition services. We have specialist knowledge firmly rooted in the heavy industrial environment.

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Decommissioning and pre-demolition services for industrial sites

Our decommissioning and pre-demolition services provide peace of mind. We offer timely strategies that prioritise safe and responsible demolition. We handle everything from the planning stages to the removal of waste and completion. We comply with all required standards and practices across a range of industries to ensure your project is completed effectively and efficiently.

Pre-demolition/decommissioning planning and analysis

Hazard and risk assessment surveys

3D modeling and simulation

Decontamination and cleaning

Dismantling services

Hazardous material and waste removal

Skilled industrial demolition contractor

For over 40 years, members of the Major Projects Group have been using the latest technologies and methods in demolition and engineering to bring clients cost-effective industrial demolition solutions. As an industrial demolition contractor, we are client-orientated and focussed on delivering the highest quality outcomes regardless of the project. We offer industry leading industrial demolition services including:

Total or selective demolition of industrial buildings and structures

Asbestos and hazardous material removal

Implosion demolition of industrial buildings and structures

Mechanical demolition

High reach demolition

Induced collapse demolition

Removal, disposal and sale of materials from industrial sites

Recycling and materials reclamation

Asbestos and hazardous material removal for industrial sites

We understand the need for complying with work health and safety and environmental standards. This is especially important when it comes to the handling and removal of hazardous material such as asbestos. In addition to our industrial demolition services, we provide specialised asbestos and hazardous material removal services. We guarantee proper hazardous waste management so your project can be completed safely and without issue.

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Demolition services for any industrial site

From big and complex to small and simple, or any project in between, we offer clients a personalised one-stop solution to all their industrial demolition needs. We limit the number of projects we undertake at any given time, ensuring the best experienced personnel are available, hands on, for the projects that we decide to undertake. Our industrial demolition services operate across a range of industries throughout Australasia:

Power stations

Oil refineries

Pulp and paper mills

Storage and distribution terminals

Concrete plants

Cement works

Manufacturing plants

Chimneys and cooling towers

Steel buildings


Production lines


Metal smelters and foundries


Mine sites

Industrial demolition projects

Koppers Pipeline and Gantry Demolition

Major Projects Group removed almost a kilometre of suspended and on grade pipework and associated raised gantry structure from the Koppers Chemical plant in Mayfield, NSW.

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Port of Melbourne Incinerator Demolition

Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) undertook the demolition of the decommissioned incinerator at Port Melbourne. The incinerator was used for ship dunnage, quarantine waste and domestic garbage from the City Council of Port Melbourne.

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Xstrata Zinc Crusher

Major Projects Group (Moltoni Adams) was engaged by Xstrata Zinc for the demolition of the No 2 Lead Zinc Fine Crushing Plant Facility to create much needed space for the Zinc-Lead Concentrator Revamp Project.

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Clarence Valley Tank Demolition

Major Projects Group facilitated the demolition and site remediation of two large, now redundant, water towers in Clarence Valley, NSW.

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Linc 029 Dismantling of Pipework

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy contracted Major Projects Group to undertake dismantling works at the Linc 029 site, located at 357 Kummerows Road in Hopeland, QLD.

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Battery Recycling Plant Demolition

Major Projects Group facilitated the demolition of a large battery recycling plant in Alexandria, NSW. The 40-year-old, 1.7-hectare facility had been used for battery breaking, acid neutralisation and component storage.

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BMA Blackwater Coal Handling Plant

The scope of work of this Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) project included the removal and demolition of the North Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP), located on the northern end of Blackwater Mine.

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BHPB Nickel West

In March 2007, Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) commenced work on this BHP Billiton Nickel West project which comprised the disconnection of services, where required, removal of all asbestos containing material, demolition and removal of buildings to foundation level.

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BHPB Newman Mine

In mid 2007, Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) was engaged by BHPB Iron Ore to demolish specified infrastructure on its Newman Hub site.

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Boral BMI Plant

The Boral BMI Plant was located in the Penrith Lakes Scheme Area and consisted of a steel structure 15m by 15m by 20 m high. The structure included 8 drive-under bins, timber walkways and concrete foundations. The upper section was clad in asbestos sheeting.

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Orica Chloralkali Plant

Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) was contracted by Orica to complete the demolition of the Orica Chloralkali Plant. The plant was located in Botany Industrial Park’s fully operational chemical manufacturing site.

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Xstrata Copper Mount Isa Cu Crusher

Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) commenced the demolition of the Copper Concentrate Crusher building in October 2006, following the completion of the demolition works of the FSR plant and associated structures.

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RGP3 Goldsworthy Finucane Island

This Port Hedland, WA project for BHP Billiton Iron Ore required the demolition of the Goldsworthy facilities, in order to extend the ore handling facilities on Finucane Island.

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Alcan Gove Thickeners Tanks

Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) was awarded the demolition of three existing Washers/Thickeners tanks, pipework, mechanical equipment, electrical, and concrete at the Alcan Gove site, to allow for the installation of a Jacketed Pipe Heater facility for slurry heating.

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CSBP Kwinana Acid Plant

This Major Projects Group project involved the demolition of the API Plant, redundant pipe work and equipment within the CSBP Kwinana works.

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This Major Projects Group project for Mount Isa Xstrata Copper saw the demolition of the FSR plant and associated structures to ground level, as Mount Isa Mines required changes around the copper smelter to enable increased production.

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Finucane Island Beneficiation Plant Port

In July 2005 Major Projects Group commenced work on deconstruction of the decommissioned Beneficiation Plant.

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QAL Calciner Kiln

Major Projects Group commenced this $12.5 million, 103,000 man-hour project in August 2004 and it was completed by October 2005. Full QAL operations were maintained during the course of the project.

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Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter

The Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter was used for smelting of zinc metals and alloys, lead bullion, cadmium metal, copper sulphate and producing sulphuric acid since the late 1800’s through to 2003.

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Catherine Bay Coal Washery

Catherine Hill Bay was an important coal mining and port facility in the 20th Century. After the disuse of the Coal Washery, it was due to be demolished.

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BHPB Newcastle Steelworks

Major Projects Group has the distinction of undertaking one of the largest demolition projects ever conducted in Australia in the demolition of the Newcastle BHP steelworks.

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East Perth Fremantle Power Station

Major Projects Group undertook the partial demolition of the East Perth/Fremantle Power Station for the Western Power Corporation.The scope included to clean and remove unsafe sections of heritage structures at the East Perth Power Station Site.

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Hamersley Iron Tom Price Mine

Major Projects Group undertook several demolition projects for Hamersley Iron in the Pilbara region between 1997 and 1999. One of those projects was the demolition and removal of major plant on Hamersley Iron’s Tom Price Mine site.

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ICI London Tioxide Plant

Carried out on behalf of ICI London was the total demolition of the Tioxide Plant Burnie Tasmania.

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Orica Solvents Plant

The demolition to slab level of entire contaminated Solvents Plant in the Orica Industrial Area at Botany NSW was a Major Projects Group project which was completed in 10 weeks.

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SLN Nickel Smelter

The demolition of the redundant Nickel Smelter saw the removal of the entire structure, 8 kilns, 8 elkem Furnaces, towers, chimneys, concrete structures to ground level.

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Ensham Resources, Dragline DLO3 Demolition - Comet, QLD

Idemitsu engaged Major Projects Group (MPG) as the Principal Contractor to demolish the Bucyrus Erie 1260W Dragline (DL03). The 1,680t dragline was located at the Ensham Resources mine site in Comet, QLD. Read more

Yancoal, CHPP Demolition & Salvage Stage 1 - Stratford & Duralie, NSW

In early 2023, Major Projects Group was contracted by Yancoal to carry out the demolition of the Train Load Out (TLO) facility and its associated infrastructure at Duralie Coal Mine, as well as the demolition of conveyors at Stratford Coal in New South Wales.Read more

Infrabuild, Demolition of the Galvanising Line and East Mill Mayfield, NSW

Infrabuild engaged Major Projects Group to undertake the demolition of the Galvanising Line within the P2 Building and of various infrastructures within the East Mill area. The works at the East Mill area also included the removal of asbestos. The works were located at Infrabuild’s Mayfield site in New South Wales. Read more

Industrial demolition with the Major Projects Group

40+ years strong

Through decades of industry experience, we can provide clients with some of Australia’s most reputable and experienced operations managers, project managers, engineers, demolition supervisors and demolition trades.

Cost-effective demolition

We make it our mission to give clients the most innovative and cost-effective demolition services available on the market. Having refined our processes and skills over many years of operations, we are confident in delivering cost-effective and time-efficient outcomes.

On time and budget

Our experience allows you to benefit from our ability to foresee and address challenges as they arise. Our industrial demolition service is also highly adaptable in the face of unforeseen challenges so you can keep to your project timelines and budget.

Fully licensed and insured demolition team

We hold the requisite corporate, individual demolition and asbestos removal licences across most Australian States and Territories. Our clients can be assured of dependable demolition services backed by insurance.

Demolition-specific HSEQ management systems

Our Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) management system provides an integrated, advanced and demolition specific means to service your needs. It includes certification in AS/NZS ISO 45001, AS/NZS ISO 14001- 2016, and AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016.

Certified Social Enterprise

We are a certified Social Enterprise with a future focus and commitment to safer and more sustainable practices. We donate half of our distributable profits to our registered charity, Major Projects Foundation, which furthers our goals, mission and commitments.

State-of-the-art equipment

We are an industry leader when it comes to innovative and progressive approaches to industrial demolition. Our large scale machinery technology and controlled collapse methodologies mean you get the highest quality industrial demolition services available.

Get a quote for your industrial demolition or industrial deconstruction project today with the team at the Major Projects Group.

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Industrial demolition FAQs

What assessments need to be performed before an industrial site can be demolished?

Industrial demolition includes work such as dismantling, deconstruction and decommissioning structures. Accordingly, risk assessments and pre-demolition planning are an essential part of the industrial demolition process. These assessments help create effective, safe and efficient demolitions. Completing these assessments is often the role of demolition engineers and demolition consultants, who work with project stakeholders.

Pre-demolition plans are a method of strategically analysing and inspecting a project site or structure. These are completed before demolition begins. They help to create the best and safest process of demolition with respect to a specific site’s unique features.

Risk assessments help spot any potential risks and hazards to people and the surrounding environment. They document the risks associated with demolition with respect to a project’s unique features. In industrial demolition, compliance with environmental regulation and safety standards is essential to risk assessments.

How much does an industrial demolition cost?

Every industrial demolition is distinct in scale and complexity. Unfortunately there is no way to accurately determine the cost of an industrial demolition without having an expert assess your project. However, if you are interested in cost-effective and safe industrial demolition solutions, contact us at the Major Projects Group to start the quote process.

How do I begin an industrial demolition project with the Major Projects Group?

To start an industrial demolition project with experienced experts who deliver high-quality results, contact the Major Projects Group. We are dedicated to providing effective and safe industrial demolition work. To begin your demolition, use the enquiry form below to discuss your needs.

What is the difference between commercial demolition and industrial demolition?

Unlike commercial demolition, which is the partial or complete dismantlement of commercial structures, such as hospitals, cinemas, malls, hotels, offices, and other similar buildings, industrial demolition is the dismantlement of industrial structures. Examples of industrial structures are oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, chemical plants, power stations, etc.

What type of methodologies do you apply for the demolition of industrial structures?

Although our demolition methodologies vary from one project to another, we, wherever possible, try to use mechanical demolition methods, such as heavy duty excavators to ensure we follow the “as low as reasonably practicable” (ALARP) model to have minimal staff operating within the hazardous area of the demolition zone. Other examples of demolition methods we apply on industrial demolition projects are explosive demolition, high-reach demolition, and induced collapse demolition.

Where are your industrial demolition projects?

Although our head office and plant & equipment yard is located in Newcastle, NSW, the Major Projects Group has the resources and capabilities to provide expertise in industrial demolition, decommissioning and deconstruction across all Australian States and Territories. The majority of our projects are in New South Wales and Queensland.

What are some of your clients?

Major Projects Group provides demolition solutions for various blue chip and multinational companies across different industries. We have completed major demolition and asbestos & hazardous material removal projects on behalf of Glencore, Idemitsu, BHP Billiton, Lendlease, NSW Government, QLD Government, Orica, Mach Energy Australia and many more.

Get the right industrial demolition or decommissioning service with the Major Projects Group.

Our cost-effective, safe and responsible demolition services are ready to help you experience the highest quality demolition service in Australia.


Get a quote for your marine demolition project or deconstruction with the accomplished team at Major Projects Group.


121 Woodstock st

Mayfield, NSW 2304




Applying cutting edge engineering processes & methodologies to the most complex industrial, marine and commercial demolition challenges across Australia.