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Current Government & Institutional Clients


Manteena has a long an esteemed history of working with governments, be it in the ACT, local councils or Federal. Our track record dates back to construction projects for the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC), primarily within the parliamentary triangle.

We have worked in some of Australia's most significant cultural institutions: the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Portrait Gallery and of course Parliament House.

At a local level we value the longstanding relationship we have with the ACT Government — building numerous schools, health, arts and sporting facilities to further enrich the vibrant Canberra community in which we live.

Certifications & Compliance

ABCC Compliant; OFSC Accreditation; ACT & Federal Government Panels - many with multi-agency access; ACT Government Pre-qualification; Secure Local Jobs Certified; and NSW Government Best Practice Contractor.

Risk Analysis & Mitigation

3rd party systems certification: ISO31000 Risk Management; OH&S AS45001; Quality ISO9001; Environment ISO14001

Expert Management

Management systems developed around the central premise that we engage with external providers in a fair & equitable manner.

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  • Early contractor involvement
  • Design & Construct
  • Lump Sum Contracting
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Building Remediation & Waterproofing
  • Strategic Construction Project Planning
  • Input into the Development of User Briefs
  • Management of Design Teams – When Novated to Manteena
  • Risk Analysis & Mitigation Strategies
  • Constructability & Material Evaluation
  • Construction Methodology & Review
  • Tendering & Procurement Strategy
  • Builders Order of Probable Costs
  • Value Engineering

Government project highlights

Project of the Year 2011

NGA - New Entrance & 11 Galleries
Building Excellence Awards
Master Builders ACT

Winner 2013

Comcare Tenancy Fitout
Commercial Fitout/Refurbishment
Master Builders ACT

Excellence in WHS 2017

Currong Apartments Demolition
Project Displaying Technical Difficulty
Master Builders ACT

Meet our leadership team

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Mark Bauer
Chief Executive Officer,
Manteena Group | Director
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Andrew Kemp
General Manager, Security | Executive Director
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Simon Agnello
Operations Manager, Commercial | Director
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Peita de Boer, DSD
Business Development Director, Security | Executive Director
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Rod Mitton
Design Manager,
Commercial | Director

A passionate advocate for positive change in the industry

Manteena is a passionate advocate for change and improvement in the construction industry, with many staff dedicating their time in leadership roles on various boards and committees.

We are also committed to inclusiveness and diversity within the construction industry as demonstrated by: the scholarships and cadetships we support through the University of Canberra, MBA and the Construction Industry Training Council; supporting women in construction through NAWIC; professional development through the Australian Institute of Building; and enhancing Indigenous and cultural awareness through the development and implementation of our current “Innovate” Reconciliation Action Plan—endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

Some of the organisations we support include:

  • Mark Bauer, Chair of the PCA Economic
    Development & Infrastructure Committee
    Property Council of Australia (ACT Chapter) |
    MBA ACT, Commercial Sector Council Member
  • Peita de Boer, immediate past Co-president,
    National Association for Women in Construction
    (ACT Chapter) (2019-2021) |
    past Vice-president AIB (ACT Branch)
  • Rod Mitton, past-Chair,
    Group Training Advisory Committee (2008-2018)
  • Lou Agnello, MBA Cadetship Program |
    CITC past Board member & Skills Assessor
  • Graduating Apprentice Awards, Sponsor
  • ACT Training Excellence Awards, Sponsor
  • NAWIC, Sponsor (Capital Region Student of the Year)
Diversity & Inclusion

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