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An Industry Leader Within Melbourne’s Construction and Building Industries

At Premier Cranes & Rigging, we pride ourselves on providing a personalised service and finding the best lifting solution for our clients. Our record of providing an exceptional standard of service, alongside competitive crane hire rates has helped us to build solid customer relationships.

Since we started the company over ten years ago, our fleet of cranes has grown significantly and we have worked for numerous clients from infrastructure, construction and engineering industries. All of our cranes are routinely serviced to meet CICA-certified industry standards and safety regulations.

Our team of expert tradesmen have worked across small builder sites, corporate overhauls and state-backed developments. Whether you are in need of a dismantling tower crane, panel install or steel erection, we have the expertise, experience and equipment to deliver safe and effective lifting solutions.

Call (03) 9311 1499 to chat with us about our crane hire solutions for anywhere in the Metro and Greater Melbourne area. Or if you are further out, We also service regional Victoria.

The Premier Cranes team is here to help keep your project on track. Download your PREMIER FACT SHEET to learn more.

Management Team

Steve Warton - Managing Director

Steve Warton

Managing Director

A construction professional with plenty of experience under his belt, Steve started Premier Cranes & Rigging with co-director Matt Clark in 2008. His expertise and drive have played a huge part in establishing the company’s reputation for consistent and reliable service. Steve’s innovative technology-based solutions have consolidated our position as a major crane hire company in Victoria.

Matt Clark - Managing Director

Matt Clark

Managing Director

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Together with long-time colleague and friend Steve, Matt started Premier Cranes & Rigging with a client-centred vision. For Matt, understanding the specific needs of clients is an integral aspect of each job. His commitment to being ‘on the ground’ has enabled Premier Cranes & Rigging to consistently cater for every client with the kind of service that one would expect from a smaller business, while growing our fleet and crew to its current size.

Chi Shankar - General Manager

Chi Shankar

General Manager

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As a qualified chartered accountant and registered building practitioner, Chi manages the team to ensure that every company obligation is executed with precision. Her previous experience working with steel and precast fabrication businesses and deep understanding of how to uphold industry-standard best practices are central to our position within the industry.

Travis Smith

Travis Smith

Construction Manager

From humble beginnings as a steel rigger, Travis quickly rose to a site supervisor position within the company. With a natural passion for understanding the capabilities of cranes, Travis’ skill set is invaluable. Accompanied by his extensive on-field experience working on significant and challenging projects, he produces effective and innovative lifting solutions that suit every client’s need.

John Warton

John Warton

Project/Estimating Manager

With a background in construction management, John works with our clients from tender stage through to contract award and completion. His outstanding communication skills and ongoing involvement in each of our projects guarantees a seamless execution of all project scope inclusions.

Damien Lee

Damien Lee

Operations Manager

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Damien is responsible for allocating all of Premier Cranes & Rigging’s daily scheduled work including catering for our client crane hire requirements around the clock. With a friendly, can-do attitude, he works closely with our clients to ensure that every aspect of the job is planned and approved prior to commencement of scheduled works.