SouthRoads carries out road construction road maintenance subdivisions bridges underpasses and bridges
SouthRoads is a registered ISO 9001 organistion
About Us

Who are we?

SouthRoads is part of the HWR Ltd companies.  We are a Southland based construction company specialising in roading and civil engineering. SouthRoads currently employees 140 staff and owns 284 items of plant including 20 Graders, 7 Excavators, and 33 trucks. We have one of the most modern and reliable construction fleets in New Zealand.

SouthRoads specialising in roading and civil engineering SouthRoads modern and reliable construction fleet SouthRoads Balclutha Depot, South Otago


What do we do?

SouthRoads has specialist knowledge and experience in all roading, site development, earthworks and civil engineering activities. This includes the following:

  • Road Construction
  • Road Maintenance
  • Commercial Siteworks and Development
  • Driveways and Carparks
  • Access & land construction, forestry dairy exploration
  • Bridge construction
  • Underpasses, stock pedestrian vehicles
  • Shed design and build
  • Design and Build Projects
  • Turn key project management
  • Bulk earthworks

Roading construction and design carried out by SouthRoads  Surfacing options include chipseal, concrete, asphalt or gravel  Roading maintenance for all requirements by SouthRoads

Subdivision project managemnet including roading, development, design build roading andd drainage completed by SouthRoads  Bridge design and bridge construction for highways or farming needs by SouthRoads  Specilaised project management and commercial site development design and construction

Where did it all begin?

SouthRoads Ltd is a progressive construction contractor with bases in Southland and Otago with an extensive track record in civil construction and maintenance in these areas.

Our operational background dates back to 1989 when SouthRoads was formed from the Southland District Council district works division.  This was the amalgamation of various County Council’s in Southland works operations.

SouthRoads was formed into the present company in 1996 when the company was acquired by HWR.

This history has given our staff considerable experience in the construction and maintenance of civil project and building relationships with those clients throughout Southland and Otago.

Aggregate supplies for Southroads come from various sites around Southland and Otago  SouthRoads have specialist equipment for all construction, building and maintenance projects  Specialised equipment loading aggregate


SouthRoads staff strive to provide the best possible service to all clients.  Our staff have the experience of working in Southland and Otago for many years, knowing the local areas and people, the experience of having completed similar works, and the desire to develop and maintain our client relationships.

Our staff understand that quality is the cornerstone to maintaining successful client relationships and delivering project satisfaction.

Our commitment is to:

  • Agreeing customer outcomes at the beginning.
  • Understanding risk expectations and prevention.
  • Reviewing project progress for improvement opportunities
  • The use of quality products and services from our approved suppliers.
  • The continued review and development of innovations
  • The use of quality documentation, recording and reporting systems.
  • Improve staff competency through continued education, training and    experience

SouthRoads has been accredited to the ISO9000 standard since 1995. It is committed to maintaining this standard, having been confirmed as complying with the revised AS/NZS ISO9001:2008 standard and works closely with all suppliers, sub-contractors and clients to refine and improve its Quality Assurance Systems.

Asphalt driveway construction  Stead St Walkway, Invercargill  Concrete culvert construction and degin for all bridging requirements contact SouthRoads

Health and Safety

SouthRoads is an accredited employer under the ACC Partnership Programme, and is proud of this achievement.

The dedicated Health and Safety Manager is directly responsible to the General Manager for all aspects of Health and Safety within the companies operations.

The company maintains a comprehensive Health & Safety management system that applies to all of our activities.  We have a Health & Safety Policy and Plan that underpins how the company will operate to fulfill our obligations under the Health & Safety Act.


SouthRoads operates a stringent Environmental Policy of compliance with all statutory requirements and local, district and regional plans.

Through our Environment Management Plan, we ensure all our work conforms to the Resource Management Act, consents and regional fresh water and clean air plans.

All of our staff are aware of their statutory requirements, which are contained in our operator handbook for ready reference.

Our Environmental Management Plan ensures that all risks to the environment are minimised and actively managed at all times.

Grading maintenance carried out by SouthRoads Annual maintenance projects managed by SouthRoads Maintaning our environment carried out by SouthRoads

Supporting Local People

SouthRoads and our parent company, HWR, are proud to be part of the local communities of Southland and Otago. 

Our staff live in these communities, we use local suppliers and subcontractors on our projects and we support community projects by extensive sponsorship and donations to sporting infrastructure, events and people, and by our support of community events and cultural organisations and local people.


Support for the Tour of Southland Cycle race   Invercargill ILT Velodrome specialty surfacing requirements completed by SouthRoads

Supporting local sport - Josh Bell


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