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“The staff at Oakdare are always friendly, honest and obliging. They provide a high level of service and are an important part to our business.”

Mike Loxton, Livestock Manager Townsville
JBS Australia Pty Ltd


The Oakdare Team

The Oakdare team includes highly skilled, experienced and qualified Drivers, Civil Construction Supervisors, Heavy Vehicle Drivers, Machine Operators and Labourers supported by a proficient administration team and maintenance staff to deliver first class service to our customers. The Directors and Management Team oversee and supervise the Oakdare team of 45 employees.


Our Team Servicing your Needs

Our Management Team are trained to independently handle and manage your service requirements and to custom develop a product or service solution to suit your specific needs. Our 120 years of combined experience in the civil construction and heavy transport sectors means that we have the technical capabilities to develop solutions or packages no matter how complex.

Our low staff and management turnover means that staff are committed to maintaining long-term working relationships with clients, and fully understand your business to best service your ongoing needs.


Skilled & Experienced Staff

All Oakdare staff are skilled and qualified to effectively perform their specific line of work. Our recruitment and screening processes against rigid selection criteria and the provision of training during a probationary period ensures that we have the right team in place to best service our customers and deliver a premium quality product.

We provide regular training and development opportunities to all staff to ensure that essential skills and qualifications are kept up to date, and therefore only the most skilled experienced staff for your job or project.

Overall, our staff are technically skilled and conversant with company policies and procedures to be able to deliver services reliably, in full, on time and right the first time.

Our friendly and helpful administration staff are dedicated to servicing customer needs or queries.


The Oakdare Management Team

Any of our experienced key management personnel can be contacted to discuss your civil construction and transport requirements.

Wesley (Wes) Connolly

Managing Director

Wes is the Managing Director of Oakdare Holdings and maintains a hands-on role in livestock transport, tendering, equipment maintenance and the company’s capital replacement and acquisition program. He has 30 years of experience in the civil construction industry and holds various qualifications in engineering (electrical trade) and other competency tickets. Along with wife Kristein, Wes has grown the business from an owner/operator partnership to the present business model that is now Oakdare Holdings.

Phone: 0427 773 974
Email: wes@oakdare.com.au


Kristein Connolly

Managing Director & Company Secretary

As well as a Director of Oakdare Holdings, Kristein manages the financial and administrative affairs of the company. Kristein is responsible for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and preparation of company accounts, human resources and WH&S. Kristein’s team ensures customers and clients that the pursuit of excellence in the company’s service delivery is supported by a competent and professional administrative division.

Phone: (07) 4772 4730
Mobile: 0408 773 973
Email: admin@oakdare.com.au


Wayne Connolly

Marketing & Procurement

Wayne manages and administers the Oakdare’s Mossman office. He holds qualifications in engineering (mechanical trade) and is intrinsically involved in the company’s maintenance section, as well as supervising the raw materials division and local plant hire orders. Wayne is a key member of the management team, overseeing operational and marketing activities.

Phone: (07) 4098 4044
Mobile: 0410 629 779
Email: wayne@oakdare.com.au


Michael Connolly

Business Development Manager

Michael manages and supervises the company’s civil construction and Bulk Haulage divisions and is involved in all aspects of project management. Michael has a significant skills and experience base across several areas of the company and holds various qualifications in engineering (mechanical trade), conservation and land management, traffic management, several certificates and other competency tickets. Michael has overseen the successful completion of a number of medium-scale civil construction projects across North Queensland. Michael is now involved in the business development of Oakdare.

Mobile: 0414 984 044
Email: michael@oakdare.com.au


Tayla Connolly

Financial Consultant

Tayla brings her infectious positive attitude to the Oakdare Team as Financial Consultant. Utilising her experience in cash flow dynamics and auditing processes, Tayla assists in management of business accounts and reporting requirements.

Email: tayla@oakdare.com.au