Leighton Contractors has unmatched expertise in hard rock mining and all aspects of open-cut and underground operations, minerals processing and materials handling. This skills-set crosses a range of commodities, including gold, manganese, nickel and zinc.

From Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), Project Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC), Engineer, Procure, Construct, Operate and Manage (EPCOM) or Build, Own, Operate (BOO), Leighton Contractors will work with clients to meet their needs.

Current projects

With a 1,600 person workforce, six metals projects across Australia and New Zealand are currently operated by Leighton Contractors:


Leighton Contractors offers a full spectrum of services for clients with metals mining projects, in both open-cut and underground operations. These include:

  • Construction.
  • Logistics.
  • Engineering.
  • Materials handling.
  • Mine operation and management.

Our specialities in mine development, planning and project management can extend the life of a mine, using the latest techniques and specialised equipment, such as raise-boring and portal development.

The company is currently investigating technological innovations and development opportunities in automated vehicles and equipment, working towards delivering safer mining solutions for the future.