November 2012 – Brownlow Hill Building Services

Outstanding Business of the Month: Brownlow Hill Building Services 

Brownlow Hill Building Services is an award winning company that has been in operation since 1999.  They build one-off exclusive homes in Macarthur and the Southern Highlands, employing up to 50 contractors on any one job and are currently a finalist in the 2012 Housing Industry Awards.


As a way of giving back to the community, Owner/Director, Wayne Weatherburn offers Year 11 and 12 students, who are studying Construction as part of their HSC, the opportunity to undertake work placement with him.

For the past seven years Wayne has given every student an understanding of how his industry works.  He tailors the work to suit the student with tasks ranging from labouring to attending meetings at the Department of Public Works.

Wayne is a firm believer in bringing the next generation through.  “There should be a greater emphasis given to employing more apprentices.  The industry needs them.  I was given an opportunity when I was young.  I had a great boss who took time to show me the ropes.  I became his partner and now employ his son” said Wayne.

Wayne has a message for businesses that aren’t involved in the MWLP program.  “Try it.  Give the students some time and help them decide if it’s the industry for them” commented Wayne.

As this month’s outstanding winner, Brownlow Hill Building Services will receive profiling in the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on and thanks to United Cinemas Narellan, Grand Seating movie tickets.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email

Areas of interest other than Construction are Automotive, Business Services, Entertainment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Information Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free. 







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