From truly humble beginnings, Jim Phillips arrived in Tennant Creek 30 years ago with a Holden HQ Station Wagon.  Today Jim and his team celebrate, winning the early works contract as well as the supply and delivery of granular materials for the Phillip Creek Compressor Station on Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline project.
“We are excited to be a part of such a high profile project,” says Phillips Earthmoving’s General Manager, Angela Phillips. “It’s a big win for all of us, and we expect the flow-on effect from this project to benefit not just Tennant Creek but the NT as a whole.”
The Phillips’ have mastered the ability to source locally to achieve on large Territory based projects such as Mine Site rehabilitations and civil works in regional and remote regions.  Phillips are hiring a further 9 local people to complete this new project.  
Angela and Elizabeth Phillips, Jim Phillips’ daughters, are the new power house team behind the big changes in the company, promoting local diversity as a means of productivity.
Phillips Earthmoving is by no means strangers to working on large projects and is a leading contractor in the Central Australian Region. ‘It’s a Phillip’s Job,’ is the hallmark of their quality and ability to deliver on large projects.
“We have a number of large projects under our belt now,” says Angela.  “Some of our biggest clients include Government Departments and Mining and Pastoral Companies.”
Phillips Earthmoving thinks locally to achieve nationally; it thinks small to achieve big, and impact their local community.
Phillips earthmoving is located at Lot 1200 Brown Street, Tennant Creek, NT. For further information, go to or please contact Angela Phillips on phone +61 8 8962 2056 or email
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