Coffs City Cranes has created a companion company called Coffs City Transport. This business is dedicated to servicing long-term and short-term haulage projects across New South Wales. We have a diverse range of trucks in our fleet that can safely transport all types of bulk material. Our talented operators are dedicated to on-time delivery and affordable solutions no matter where you're located. 

Coffs City Transport

We pride ourselves on our honesty, morals, integrity and professionalism. We’re always 100% loyal to the local community to do our very best to help clients whether they need mobile crane hire, slewing crane hire, free onsite inspections or wet hire crane services, we’re always here to help. Our mission is to support our employees who continually support us. We value their contribution and continue to upskill our existing workers to make room to employ more local people.

Our vision is to maintain a safe and positive working environment for our employees and clients.

Coffs City Cranes is a family-owned, local crane hire company that offers reliable crane truck hire across Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Kempsey, Woolgoolga, Port Macquarie and Woodburn.

Coffs City Cranes is a locally owned and operated business located in Coffs Harbour. Owner, Phil Makinson decided to establish Coffs City Cranes in 1999 after running two other crane hire businesses for over 15 years and now Coffs City Cranes has been established for over 20 years. Here at Coffs City Cranes, we’re proud of the fact that all our fleet including our crane hire trucks are less than 10 years old; our safety record is accident-free in the last 15 years and we support our local community. 

Our family is local, born in Coffs Harbour, and are incredibly familiar with the region. We believe in maintaining a strong local community past, current and future. We provide our crane hire to bigger Tier one companies as well as to smaller local builders. If you need reliable crane hire from a company that supports their local business, cares about the safety of their clients and employees and is about providing the best crane services possible, contact Coffs City Cranes today.


Name: Jamie Smith
Position Title
: Administrative / Accounts Assistant.

Coffs City Cranes Team

Name: Sam Smith
Position Title
: Crane / Operations Supervisor
Sam has had many years' of experience in the crane hire industry having previously worked for Mid Coast Cranes supervising and operating mobile slew cranes up to 250t and crawler cranes of various sizes. He also holds his Multi Combination Truck Licence and has held positions of interstate b-double driving. Sam manages our lift studies, site inspections, plant maintenance and repairs, quotes, daily operations and allocations.

Name: Sandra Makinson
Position Title: Office / Accounts Manager
Sandra has travelled the world and has managed several companies in many different industries. Her organisational skillset and dedication of continued studies are a huge asset to our organisation. Efficiency and effective communications of all work aspects are valued including in reconciliations, human resources, day to day management and accounting practices, assisting with management plans, tenders and crane portfolios. Sandra's role is never limited. Sandra also has access to a number of virtual administration assistance to meet our company demands and requirements.

Name: Emma Makinson
Position Title: Operations Manager
Emma has worked for larger construction companies the past 15 years around Australia, specialising in Tower Cranes, Larger Mobile Crane lifts and Materials Handling Coordination. She has always had a strong involvement with Coffs City Cranes since its establishment and 5 years ago joined us full time. Emma has extensive knowledge of the industry and on all structural, civil construction and mining experience from Roma, among other mining projects. Emma is also a qualified dogman, crane operator and has studied several courses throughout her career and at current is completing a Diploma of WHS&E via Distance Education. Emma carries out all daily operations of the business, tendering, planning, programming, commercial, WHS&E, amongst all other business operations.

Name: Jenny Makinson
Position Title: Secretary Director
Jenny has played a supportive role since the day of establishment of Coffs City Cranes. She has been carrying out roles of the Accounts and Office Manager for almost 15 years and has just recently handed this role over to Sandra Makinson.

Name: Phil Makinson
Position Title:
With over 50 years of experience in the cranes, transport and logistics industry, Phil can work out the best and safest solution for any job. He has his Mobile Crane Open Ticket and MC. Phil has over the past three years stepped back and has been mentoring Emma Makinson to take over his role. Phil still operates and carries out site inspections and will always be involved alongside Emma. Phil now has the pleasure of taking well deserved holidays.

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Contact Coffs City Cranes.

Get in touch with the experts at Coffs City Cranes to discuss the needs of your project today. We can provide the crane hire and crane services you need for your project all throughout Coffs Harbour and beyond including Grafton, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Woolgoolga and Woodburn. We’re here to walk you through every step of the crane hire process and provide a custom plan for your civil construction project. Talk to us today via phone or by filling out our online form.



4/8-10 Industrial Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

(02) 6190 1274

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