Donnelley Constructions

About Us

A Family Tree

The ‘Donnelley Dynasty’ began in 1900 when E.C. Donnelley established an influential plumbing business which serviced the greater Sydney region. 20 years later his son E.H. Donnelley followed in his footsteps and commenced business as a plumber and builder. Another 31 years on, E.H. Donnelley was joined by his sons Raymond and Edgar, and the trio traded under the E.H. Donnelley & Sons banner. By mid-1956 E.H. Donnelley & Sons Pty Ltd was incorporated, with Raymond and Edgar as shareholders. In 1966, Raymond’s sons Graham and Peter Donnelley purchased shares in the company and Peter became Managing Director a decade later.

Fast forward to 2021 and Peter’s son Adam Donnelley has led the Donnelley Constructions powerhouse through the modern marketplace for the last decade. A fifth generation builder, his confidence and complete understanding of the industry are derived from a thoroughbred construction pedigree.

Born in the Harbour City

From the earliest days, Donnelley Constructions has been synonymous with Sydney. This is our home.

It’s here we developed industrial factories for Sydney Woollen Mills, classic Sydney housing and the iconic St. George Leagues Club in 1963.

It’s here we built swimming complexes, six-storey office buildings, telephone exchanges, warehouses, schools and retirement homes, and it’s here we remain at Castle Hill.

Donnelley Constructions has as much pride in the harbour city as we do in every successful project delivered to date.

Innovation, Tradition, Excellence

Having constructed some of Sydney’s finest institutional buildings and aged care centres, Donnelleys has received significant industry recognition and various awards. Notable achievements include:

  •  Master Builder Award   1997   WINNER   Building – Education       Cecil Hills High School – Stage 2
  •  Master Builder Award   2003   MERIT       Building –  Education , $5m to $20M   South- West Institute of TAFE, Liverpool
  •  Hobury Hunt Award      2009   COMMENDATION    Commercial Building     Newtown Performing Arts Building
  •  Master Builder Award   2010   WINNER   Building – Industrial , $10m to $25M    Brookvale Bus Depot Redevelopment
  •  Master Builder Award   2011   WINNER   Adaptive re-use of an historic building , $5m to $9M    Chatswood Willoughby Uniting Church