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Certificate IV Building
Workplace Health & Safety Officer Certificates 1 2 3 & 4
Licensed Open Supervisor
Licensed Builder

Managing Director and Licensee Steve Bennett’s construction career has seen him work on projects in remote and challenging areas in Australia and overseas. Prior to commencing Auswide Construction Group Pty Ltd in 2010, Steve worked for national construction company Ricon Contractors Pty Ltd for seven years. He worked as site construction manager on various commercial projects and multi–storey buildings throughout Queensland and in remote areas of Western Australia.

Steven gained valuable experience while working for Ricon during this period, working in some of Australia’s most remote and environmentally sensitive regions. Some of the high profile building projects that he has been involved in for Ricon include El Questro Wilderness Park’s homestead renovation as well as the award winning Home Valley Station, Kimberley WA (Awarded Western Australian Bankwest Master Builders Best Project up to $20 million). Steve was part of the site management team for the $36 million resort rebuild on Dunk and Bedarra Islands after Cyclone Larry.


Steve Bennett is also a Director of Benco Constructions Pty Ltd which specialises in new residential builds, renovations and bespoke hospitality projects. The diverse array of projects have seen Benco Constructions awarded four Sunshine Coast Master Builder Awards, a QLD State Master Builder Award and a Master Builder Rising Star Award.


With over 15 years construction industry experience, Steve’s management and communication skills are exceptional. Steven has been successful in achieving and maintaining the health and safety of the sites that exceed industry standards. He has introduced efficient management practices to cope with the rapid growth of Auswide Construction Group, a major contributing factor to the company’s rapid rise to success.



WINNER 2014 Master Builders – QLD Housing & Construction Awards Refurbishment/ Renovation Project up to $2 million
WINNER 2012 Master Builders Sunshine Coast Rising Star Award