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Let’s take a walk down memory lane to discover the full history and story of how the Lipman brand became an industry leader in the construction field, since its inception in 1966.

The 60s and 70s

The early years included a number of iconic projects including:

  • the construction of the two tallest buildings at the time on the North shore, in Northpoint Tower, the 46 level commercial building in Miller Street, North Sydney and Northside Gardens, the 14 Level Hotel and 20 Level commercial building in McLaren St, North Sydney
  • The first of the 23 McDonalds stores to be built by Lipman was completed in 1978

The 80s

With the appointment of Terry Gillett, Colin Ging and Tony Wood as Directors, the business continued to gain a reputation for performance and cooperation, with projects completed during this decade including:

• Pymbles Ladies College Pool and Gymnasium
• Devine Erby Mazlin Northbridge Head Office
• Pymble Corporate Centre for CRI
• A number of our own developments including 544 Pacific highway Chatswood and 16 Bridge Street Epping

The 90s

In the early 90s, Lipman was awarded the largest contract undertaken since Northpoint Tower, when we secured three towers on Bourke Street and Coward Street at the Sydney Airport Centre for CRI. We were to go on to complete an integrated fit-out for Qantas in these towers.

This period also involved a major refurbishment of Northpoint Tower and the first of the two projects in our history to be awarded the most prestigious of industry awards, the 1994 NSW MBA Outstanding Construction Award for Shore School Centenary Buildings, a 500 seat auditorium, Music and Drama school and Arts and Technology classes.

1994 was also the year in which Lipman was awarded the contract for HMAS Waterhen, the Naval Base at Waverton.

This busy and prosperous decade was rounded out with the delivery of projects including:

  • The International Equestrian Centre for the 2000 Olympic Games
  • The construction of the new Lithgow Hospital
  • The Manors of Mosman Aged Care facility
  • Westmead Hospital Health Laboratories
  • St George Hospital Education Centre and Psychiatric Unit
  • The D&C contract for the AMP Commercial Development at 123 Epping Rd, North Ryde

The 00s

The Waugh Family purchased 100% of the Shareholding in Lipman on 24th April 2001. During this decade we went on to deliver projects including:

  • 151 Clarence St for AMP
  • The D&C commercial project at 2 Lyon Park Rd, North Ryde for LGSS
  • The New Economics building for Sydney University
  • Watsons Bay Hotel redevelopment
  • Multiple private and Public School projects at Monte Sant Angelo, Mt Annan, and Shore
  • Long Bay Jail project
  • Neeta Shopping Centre, Fairfield
  • Towns Place East, Walsh Bay
  • University of Sydney Arts Psych refurbishment
  • Multiple Club projects at Campbelltown Catholic Club, Bulldogs Leagues Club, Illawarra Catholic Club and Penrith Leagues Club
  • Riverside Corporate Park at North Ryde
  • New Teaching Building at UWS
  • New College Student accommodation at UNSW Kensington
  • Our own $40m 5.5 star as built NABERS rated commercial development at 78 Waterloo Rd, North Ryde
  • 2 Market Street Sydney
  • City North Substation on the corner of Erskine Street and Sussex Street

In 2005 Lipman was awarded for the second time, the industry’s highest accolade, the 2005 NSW MBA Outstanding Construction Award for the $31m NSG Building at UNSW.

This decade

During the early phase of this decade, Lipman completed many educational projects, including two projects for Queenwood School for Girls, as well as across 18 sites for the BER Language Centre.

With multiple projects across multiple sectors, this period was a period of diversity for Lipman with various projects across the sports, community and emergency services sectors. Lipman’s team worked tirelessly to complete the following key projects:

  • Win Stadium (Wollongong)
  • Burwood Police Station
  • Moore Park Supa Centa
  • UTS Great Hall and Ramp upgrade

In 2012  we completed the D&C for Sydney’s new Water Them park, the $125m Wet ‘n’ Wild, project which was completed in 12 months. Within the same year, Lipman also went on to complete 100 George Street in Parramatta, as well as the Prince of Wales Mental Health Unit. 

In one of our busiest periods to date, Lipman went on to commence a series of constructions across multiple sectors. Within the year of 2013, the company also managed to complete three high profile projects consisting of; The Shoalhaven Regional Cancer Centre, Sydney International Airport Hotel and Williams Sonoma (Bondi Junction). Alongside these completed projects was a series of new projects consisting of:

  • University of Wollongong, Early Start Facility
  • UTS Rowing Club
  • Wangee & Harcourt Schools
  • Huntley Street (Alexandria)
  • ARV Lober Square, Retirement Village Stages 1, 2 & 3 (Castle Hill) and Woodberry Village (Winston Hills)
  • Toormina Medical Centre
  • Veolia Mechanical & Biological Treatment Woodlawn
  • Veolia Banksmeadow Waste Transfer Terminal
  • Anzac Park Public School (Cammeray)
  • Trinity Grammar Aquatic Centre
  • 580 George Street (Sydney)

In 2016 the company expanded regionally opening offices in Port Macquarie and Bathurst and on the 1st January 2017, our regional offices in Port Macquarie and Bathurst were supplemented by our acquisition of Bennett Constructions, a 80-year-old construction business based in Ballina. This exciting new development now extends our ability to effectively service our valued customers throughout almost all regional areas in NSW and South East Queensland. Our long-term roots, relationships and understanding of the local subcontractors and suppliers, ensures the continuity of the Lipman legacy, forged over 50 years in Sydney through cooperation, integrity and performance.

With projects being delivered across multiple sectors throughout NSW, this was a period of growth and expansion for Lipman.

Examples of projects within this period consist of:


  • Baptistcare Gracewood (Kellyville) ILUs and RACF
  • Bayswater Gardens (Abbotsford)
  • MLC Senior School
  • Anglicare Rooty Hill, Retirement Village
  • Gallipoli RACF (Auburn)
  • Goodman Commercial Building, 97 Waterloo Rd
  • Macquarie University Incubator
  • Anglicare St James Chapel
  • 2 Bligh Street, Sydney Commercial Building
  • O’Connell Street Public School
  • Anglicare, Lober Square ILUs – Stage 4 (Warrina 5)
  • Arden Anglican School
  • Wenty Leagues Multi-Deck car park
  • Bella Vista Public School
  • Macquarie University Arts Precinct
  • Baptistcare Gracewood (Kellyville) ILUs – Stage 3


  • Ballina Coast High School
  • Pottsville Beach Primary School


  • Kempsey Ambulance Station
  • Panthers Leagues Club, Port Macquarie
  • Sails Resort, Port Macquarie
  • Tacking Point Tavern, Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Central Shopping Centre
  • Coffs International Stadium
  • Glen Innes Masonic Retirement Village
  • Old Bar Public School
  • Coffs Harbour Public School
  • Coffs Harbour Hospital – Early Works


  • Griffith RAIR Ambulance Station
  • Molong RAIR Ambulance Station
  • Opal Aged Care, Bathurst
  • Griffith Hospital
  • 2 Princess Street
  • Mudgee Hospital, Enabling Works
  • Dubbo Hospital, Renal Unit


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“The innovation and focus put forward by Lipman to the construction process we found was excellent. The collaboration and cooperation by Lipman throughout the whole project, resulted in a superb outcome.

Lipman as a construction company has shown a depth of maturity and talent, that is both on one hand representing their age in this very difficult construction industry but also their ability to support the youth and enthusiasm coming up through the ranks.”

David Hughes – Director at Crown Project Services

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