About us

Big Projects is a vertically integrated property development, investment & construction company with interests spanning the residential, industrial, commercial & hospitality sectors.

Our vision is to develop exceptional places. We believe through the power of design we have the ability to make peoples lives better. We create places to work & live which are empathetic to their surrounds, sustainable, community focused and inspirational.

Our projects speak for themselves; what we build is who we are.

Matthew Barrett

Managing Director

Matt has over 15 years’ experience in the property & construction industries. Starting work onsite in 2005 for a steel fabricator. Matt trained as a Quantity Surveyor before working as a Project Manager at Lanskey Constructions and Hutchinson Builders where he completed numerous large commercial & residential apartment projects.

Matt holds a degree in Property & Construction Management, graduate qualifications in Law and is a licenced Open Builder.

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John Barrett

Director

John worked as an apprentice mechanic at Essendon Holden before founding J.W Barrett Transport in Melbourne back in 1969 with a single International “Acco” tip truck.

The business evolved into a national logistics company headquartered in Melbourne with depots in Brisbane, Sydney & Adelaide and was eventually sold to Toll Holdings.

Since the late eighties, the company has diversified into developing, managing & investing in industrial assets predominantly along the eastern seaboard with projects in Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Melbourne & Hobart.

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1980 - 2000• 1980 – Rex Rd, Campbellfield – Warehouse Development
• 1985 – Boundary Road, Wacol - Warehouse Developments & Subdivision
• 1993 – Graham Street, Port Melbourne - Warehouse Development
• 1996 – Collinsvale Street, Rocklea – Industrial / Commercial Investment
• 2000 – Hargreaves Street, Cairns - Warehouse Development

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2001 - 2015• 2001 –Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach, Commercial Investment
• 2002 – Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach - Motel
• 2003 – Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Burleigh Heads – Commercial Refurbishment
• 2005 – Kay Street, Murwillumbah - Warehouse Development
• 2005 – Vickers Street, Cairns - Warehouse Development
• 2005 – Crooked Billet Drive, Tasmania - Warehouse Development
• 2006 – Tomago Road, Newcastle - Warehouse Development
• 2005 – Kay Street, Murwillumbah - Warehouse Development
• 2005 – Vickers Street, Cairns - Warehouse Development
• 2005 – Crooked Billet Drive, Tasmania - Warehouse Development
• 2006 – Tomago Road, Newcastle - Warehouse Development
• 2008 – Gosport Street, Hemmant – Logistics Investment

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2016 - Present• 2017 – Scarborough Street, Southport – Construction
• 2017 – Skin Care Clinic, Varsity Lakes – Construction
• 2018 – Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach – Construction *Award Winning
• 2019 – Zinc Apartments, Coolangatta – Residential Development
• Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach - Residential Development (coming soon)

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