The conception of Sage Civil Australia stems from Asha Sage Russell after more than two decades of industry experience. Fueled by the pioneering spirit of its founder and coupled with Asha’s innate knowledge of the earthmoving industry as whole, Sage Civil is truly set to move mountains.
For Asha growing up on the many job sites and being around all the equipment meant that earthmoving become second nature and at 17 years of age she commenced full time work with her father. The first role she was given was basic – driving from site to site to collect paperwork. Still, she was keen to learn all there was to know and over time Asha’s enthusiasm coupled with her love of building lifelong client relationships meant that she naturally became the customer’s first point of contact.
In 1998 Asha successfully managed her first project for Thiess Services at Homebush Bay. This project was then followed by the AGL Gas Site at Mortlake. Both projects were major civil works for significant customers within the industry and both were completed within the set timeframe, within budget and all with a minimum of hassle.
Fast forward to today and Asha has now effectively managed hundreds of other projects. This success has been built on long term relationships and working with quality companies and customers who trust Asha to deliver to their requirements.
In 2014, Asha founded Sage Civil, with the shell of a D6 Dozer (that is all she could afford!). She injected all of her personal fund into repairing the dozer and bringing the machine back to a workable condition. On completion, Asha won her first project for Sage Civil with Lendlease completing works on the Nambucca to Urangu Bypass. From this project, we have not looked back.
History, knowledge, and passion have provided Asha with her own unique vision for Sage Civil. Our vision is one of inclusivity. We celebrate diversity and encourage women to enter the industry.
The secret to Sage Civil’s successes to date includes a lot of hard work, believing in your vision and having a wonderful team that come together with the same goals. We have a reputation for delivering high levels of safety, quality of work, innovative solutions, and integrity in business transactions. Furthermore, Sage Civil provides customers complete access to a fleet of first class equipment and machinery.
“Sage Civil – Specialising in Safety, Service and Successful Partnerships.”
- Asha Russell
Our Integrated Management System fully satisfies —
- AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 – Quality Management Standard
- AS/NZS 4801:2001 – Safety Management Standard
- AS/NZS 14001:2004 – Environmental Management Standard
Sage Civil prides itself on utilising the very latest technology in order to enhance productivity across the entire business. We have available:
- MM GPS
- iPads For Real-time Reporting
- Electronic Docket System
CCF People Awards
Sage Civil has recently been awarded for its innovation in relation to attracting women into the construction industry. Asha has tirelessly advocated for an increase in female participation in our industry and in November 2019 she was awarded the ‘Excellence Award: Women in Civil Construction’ at the Civil Contractors Federation NSW People Awards.
Australian Construction Awards
At the beginning of 2020, Asha was shortlisted for Australian Construction Awards – Women in Construction Award. Respected as a benchmark for excellence, an Australian Construction Award is a prestigious recognition. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the award ceremony has been postponed and therefore we are eagerly awaiting the results. Will keep you posted!
Westrac International Women’s Day
In March, Asha was a guest speaker at Westrac’s International Women’s Day 2020 at Tomago. Asha lead the guests through her journey in civil construction, with the themes of diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. This event was livestreamed throughout the country and Asha was voted as the favourite speaker.