Tel: 08 9209 2341

About "Clover Downs"

Clover Downs Contracting was founded in 2000 by Jeff Carter to service Maintenance and Project contracts at WMC Leinster Nickel Operation. Since 2000 CDC’s Operations have grown and the company has provided services to mines throughout Australia. CDC Operates from an Office and Workshop facility in Malaga.



Phil Furmage (Manager)

Phil Furmage, a qualified Boilermaker and with tertiary qualifications in project management, has been involved in the Mining industry since 1994. Phil has held both staff and contract positions that have predominantly been mine project delivery orientated.

Prior to joining CDC in November 2010, Phil managed a site based project delivery team for BHP Billiton that delivered ‘Brown Fields’ projects across all aspects of the site, both on the surface and underground.

Phil is responsible for all of CDC’s operations and daily running of the company and is based in the Malaga Workshop facility.


Chris Piggott (Operations Manager)

Operations Manager, Chris Piggott holds his underground supervisor’s certificate of competency and has been involved in the underground and surface mining industry since 1994. Over this time Chris has held various roles from underground diesel equipment operations through to all aspects of hand held mining as well as 5 years experience operating various surface mining equipment in production and maintenance roles. Chris has also spent a large portion of this period in a front line supervisory capacity.

Chris joined CDC in 2005 as an Airleg miner and then was promoted to a site management role where he has been for the past 7 years looking after CDC interests at various work sites. Chris took on the position of Operations manager in November 2011 and now is responsible for our operations across the country.

Ryan McCrystal (Project Manager)

Project Manager, Ryan McCrystal is also a qualified boilermaker and has been involved in the mining and construction industry since 2005. Ryan joined CDC in 2010 in a site based role, but has since been promoted to Project Manager looking after our increasing portfolio of short to medium term projects across WA.


Our People

CDC employs a range of Trades persons (metal), Operators and Airleg Miners to enable project installations. CDC personnel turnover is low and as a result the workforce average period of employment is currently 3 years. This leads to a skilled workforce that understands the hazards of the tasks undertaken, and this shows through CDC’s safety statistics.


Where are we?

Malaga W.A.

CDC operates an 800sqm workshop in Malaga that allows for steel fabrication up to 6T in size. Galvanising and painting facilities are provided by others nearby. As the Malaga workshop is reserved primarily for fabrication of items to be installed by CDC we are able to offer lead times significantly shorter than other fabrication workshops.

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Quick contact

For any enquiries please contact us on the number below, or use the Contact Form on our Contact Page.

Tel: +61 08 9209 2341
Fax: +61 08 9209 3129
Email: phil@cloverdowns.com.au