Qualified Plumbers, Peter McDonnell and Guy Considine recognised a gap in the market and in 1996 joined forces to form a company they incorporated in 2000 as McDonnell Considine Contracting. A couple of years later, when a third partner joined, the name was changed to McDonnell Considine Digby Pty Ltd.
The goal from the outset was to provide a professional, dedicated and competitive service to various plumbing divisions in New South Wales, with a dedicated focus towards the Government, commercial, industrial and facilities maintenance sectors.
The enterprise has grown rapidly since 2000, including changes to the ownership (Peter McDonnell and Guy Considine remain at the helm as Directors). The company traded as MCD Hydraulics from 2006 until February 2014, focusing specifically on government and commercial clients almost exclusively.
In 2007 Australian Facilities Plumbing expanded into the Victorian marketplace servicing existing and new clients.
Further expansions in 2009 saw Australian Facilities Plumbing extend their services to include Fire Protection, employing full time Sprinkler Fitters and Fire Technicians.
In 2014 Australian Facilities Group (AFG) was formed with the addition of Australian Facilities Landscapes (AFL).
AFL was formed upon a successful bid and subsequent 5-year contract to deliver Land Management Services to the Northern NSW Department of Defence Region exclusively.
Today, AFG directly employs a team of more than 240 and is structured in such a way to provide their client base with a
comprehensive overall team that works together to achieve a common task – which is to offer a professional service to meet and exceed clients’ needs and expectations.
The offices of Australian Facilities Group are situated in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, with regional offices from
Sydney through to Tweed Heads. The business services their customers 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, via a dedicated AFG Help Desk.