Draper Family Fund

George & Anne Draper migrated separately from Ireland to Australia where they connected & became married. They resided between Australia & New Zealand depending on where the Civil Construction Opportunities prevailed at the time, ultimately settling in Australia. George was offered a secure Plant Hire Contract in 1970, that enabled him to purchase his first piece of Plant & Machinery – a trusty Massey Ferguson Backhoe – it was the beginning of the Business that now trades as Draper’s Civil Contracting Pty Ltd. This initial Contract resulted in George, Anne & their four children, moving from Melbourne to the Geelong Region –Torquay in fact – how lucky were we. Continued work in the Geelong Region, supported by a second generation of family, has seen steady growth of the Business to the size it is today.

The growth of the Business has mirrored the growth of Geelong & the surrounding areas, & we as a Family are very grateful for the opportunity provided by that growth. When a Business/Family benefits directly, it also feels compelled to put back into the local community to support those that have perhaps been less fortunate. Giving back is very rewarding – it’s wonderful thing.

The Geelong Community Foundation provides that opportunity to give back to the Community, & we are proud to be a supporter.