Indigenous solutions for civil & earth works!

Welcome to QTRAX

QTrax provides top grade Civil Construction and Earthmoving services to Far North Queensland.

About Us

Who We Are?

We are committed to providing a reliable, trustworthy and complete service, whilst safeguarding our consistent high standards of workmanship. Our focus is on engaging with stakeholders and creating job opportunities for Indigenous people.

Our Specialisation

We are multi-skilled across a range of industries and bring deep knowledge and experience to the region, extending from specialist heavy machinery and earthworks to tree clearing and eco-management.

Our Qualification

The Director is a qualified Arborist and has been involved in many iconic civil construction and landscaping projects across North Queensland on behalf National Parks and Wildlife, local government and private enterprise.

Think Civil – Think QTRAX

About Us

Based in Mossman, Far North Queensland, QTrax was established in January 2019 by its Director, Rickie Burchill. Starting his career as a general labourer, Rickie has a wide range of industry experience ranging from general labourer and machine operator to project and contract management. He manages staff operations to ensure policies, procedures, contracts and job specifications are met. He is a strong advocate for stakeholder relationship management and collaboration with government departments and corporate enterprises. He manages governance, finance, project management and health and safety for the business. Rickie holds several qualifications including Excavator Ticket, Skid Steer Ticket, MR Truck License, Blue Card, White Card, Traffic Controller, EWP, Chainsaw Ticket, First Aid and many more.

To comply with stakeholder procurement requirements, we are fully insured against all risks the organisation my expect to encounter including:

  • Public Liability
  • Damage to Underground Services
  • Hazardous Works
  • Goods in our control
  • Property Damage
  • Work Cover

Our Competitive Advantage

QTrax operations cover all Far North Queensland with a reliable service and as an Aboriginal company have a deep connection with and knowledge of the ecologically and culturally sensitive impacts that can arise from their operations.

The business provides the highest levels of service to customers and stakeholders and has environmental, safety and quality managed processes integrated into its daily operations.

We are committed to:


Actively seeking opportunities to develop an Indigenous workforce which will support our local community, the civil engineering industry and help promote Indigenous employment engagement


Continue delivering successful and safe projects, on time, every time, and within budget


Providing and developing successful leadership qualities within our team


Make every effort for continuity of works.


Valuing the wellness of our workers and the protection of our environment


Promoting continual improvements to our operations


Applying new improvements and efficiencies without impacting on environmental or safety standards

Our Services

QTrax have the right people, the right equipment, years of experience and we have the right attitude.

We are committed to the delivery of works and services that comply with all requirements and deliver products and services of the highest quality. Our commitment to giving back to the community also provides us with a significant advantage over our competitors.


QTrax staff have many years’ experience and the right equipment for working in Far North Queenslands environment which is often inhospitable and inaccessible for normal earthmoving equipment. We have undertaken a wide range of work across the following categories:

Concrete works such as pathways, pavements, driveways, house or site footings and slabs

Vegetation and Aquaculture management of water or land

Site restoration and eco-sensitive works 

Road rehabilitation (reshaping/resheeting)
Machinery Hire with operator
Gabion installation
for retaining walls
Landscaping, land clearing, tree removal and walking trail builds and maintenance
Construction and maintenance of access tracks to properties and worksites
Labour and equipment
hire services
Pipelaying services for water, gas, drainage etc
Small scale
maintenance projects
Cultural heritage and land care management

Our prices are very competitive, and we always aim to match or better our competitors. Quoting services are available. QTrax staff are committed to ecologically sustainable development and the improvement of environmental performance within their day-to-day operations.

We provide reliable and safe equipment with skilled operators and the necessary attachments for your tasks.

Backhoe with operator

Case 590 buckets 4 in 1 front Bucket

Front End Loader

2 Meter Bucket Fork and lifting jig

Skid Steer Loader with Operator

Cat Track 279 with 6 in 1 bucket

Excavator with Operator

20 Tonne Excavator with various buckets

Excavator with Operator

5 tonne with various buckets including tilt bucket and thumb grab

Truck with Driver

10 tonne tipper with two-way tailgate

Truck with Driver and trailer

10 tonne tipper with tag trailer


Drum Roller $60/hour

Chipper and truck hire

including 3 labourers + 4m tipper with Vermeer 1500 chipper

Tree Climber

Professional Arborist

General Labourers
Stump Grinding

 Bobcat attachment


Enter and work in confined spaces RIIWHS202D
Resuscitation – Adult  
Construction Induction  
Conduct Civil Construction Excavator operations RIIMPO320E


Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader operations RIIMPO321E


Conduct Civil Construction Wheeler Front end loader Operations RIIMPO318E
Construction Induction 2287335
Construction Induction RIIMPO318E
Construction Induction 90909

Project Management

QTrax ensures minimal disruptions to operations which may impact on job completion deadlines and are equipped and knowledgeable if variations or additional works at short notice are required.  We have extensive experience in:

Project Development

Project Management and Co-ordination


Quality Assurance


Health and Safety Compliance


Local Government (Regional and Aboriginal Councils) in Far North Queensland that tender to enter preferred supplier


Arrangements for the procurement of excavation and earthwork services


Civil work companies that sub-contract to other business entities that have a preference towards Indigenous businesses and have upcoming infrastructure projects in Far North Queensland.


Agribusiness owners such as farms and aquaculture operations that require regular or once off earthworks in our area of operations.


Local trades services such as construction companies that we can subcontract to.


Environmental Works and Studies undertaken by private and Government research bodies such as CSIRO, JCU, Griffith University and Department of Agriculture


Indigenous Organisations and Associations such as Wujal Wujal, Mossman Gorge and Jabalbina.

Past Projects that our team were involved in:

Raine Island Recovery Project

QLD National Parks and Wildlife beach reprofiling for Green Turtle nesting area.

Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail

QLD Government and Douglas Shire Council 1.8km walking trail link between Four Mile Beach and Little Cove

Cairns Airport Car Rental Car Park

Resurfacing, drainage and fencing

Shipton Flats

Vegetation control of powerline easement in partnership with Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation

Mirage Country Club, Port Douglas

Removal of lake vegetation and re-shaping of bank

Cairns Cycle Club Velodrome

Resurfacing and drainage

Contact Us


We are often out on site in remote locations with minimal phone service, so please leave a message or send us an email and we will respond as soon as we can.

Phone:          0438 233 640 (Rickie)