Our Team 2017-02-07T00:26:35+00:00

Luke McDonald

General Manager

Luke’s key strengths are in the design, construction and commission of carrier grade Telecommunication networks (Fibre, Copper, External, Internal and Aerial). Whilst making his way up the corporate ladder over the past 19 years, He has a full understanding of the project lifecycle due to his hands-on attitude. Luke is a great leader who has the ability to influence his team to deliver outstanding results no matter what the job.


Over his growing career and now with 19 years’ experience under his belt in the Telecommunications Industry (of which the last 11 years has been at CableNet), Luke has completed vast amounts of works on many networks, including Telstra, Optus and NBN. In 2006 he took an 18 month sabbatical to travel the world and work in London. During this time he worked on projects such as the London Underground Train Network on security cameras and ticketing systems at train stations and Heathrow airport Terminal 5 build.


Luke has also been involved in Civil Construction in environmentally challenging environments such as hauling through the Telstra tunnels in Melbourne’s CBD, also over bridges, on rooftops, VicTrack trunking and conduits and carrier conduits. He has worked on internal building cabling and splicing and testing in Optus, Telstra environments, copper joining in large Telstra cable cutovers.


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications
  • Telstra accredited in Optical Fibre, Copper, Pit and Pipe, Hauling, Test and Commissioning
  • Class B Asbestos Supervisor licenced
  • Telstra Pit and Pipe, Cable Hauling, Fibre Splicing, Testing and Commissioning
  • Optus Accredited
  • Certificate 3 in Telecommunications
  • Certificate 4 in WH&S
  • ACMA Open Cable Registration with Optical Fibre, Coaxial and Structured cabling endorsement
  • Prince 2 certified
  • Number of plant and equipment tickets

Matt Day

Project Manager

Matt’s key strengths are in Fibre Splicing, Testing and commission across multiple carriers.  Matt has the ability to problem solve issues on-the-spot and works through making solutions to everyone’s satisfaction.  He thrives on Working in high pressure situations to get works complete in the right time frame.

Matt has qualifications in fibre splicing and testing and has worked in the Telecommunications field for the last 10 years.  Over the last 6 years he has been working for CableNet. During this time, Matt has completed work across all major carriers including VicTrack, NBN, Telstra and Optus.

Matt’s responsibilities range from Cable Hauling, Civil construction and Fibre Splicing.  He has carried out an extensive amount of work for VicTrack working on their live fibre network for cutovers and other fibre builds. Matt has also worked on such projects as the City Loop Fibre Upgrade which included cable runs through city loop tunnels between stations.  He is very approachable and nothing is a problem for him.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certificate 3 in Telecommunications
  • Telstra Fibre Splicing, OTDR testing and commission Accreditation.
  • ACMA Open Cable Registration with Optical Fibre, Coaxial and Structured cabling endorsement
  • Lvl 1 Optus accredited fibre splicing
  • Cable Hauling

Corey Bakker

Project Manager

With expertise in Fibre & Copper Hauling, underground Pit & Pipe Construction & Design and High Risk Civil Construction, Corey has a broad knowledge base.  He has a proven ability in Running and managing large & small worksites including contractors.

Corey has spent the last 10 years working in the Telecommunications industry for and beside all the major carriers. His leadership, knowledge & attitude has made him a first point of call on the ground in all types of situations, ranging from design queries and project costings to emergencies and callouts.

  • Certificate III Horticulture (Construction)
  • Certificate IV Telecommunications
  • Telco Pit & Pipe
  • Telstra Asset Location
  • NULCA underground asset location
  • Mobile Plant Licence inc. Excavator, Skid Steer
  • Elevated work platform
  • Class B Asbestos Removal
  • Class B Asbestos Removal (Supervisor)
  • Level 1 Track Safety Awareness
  • Transport Hazardous Material
  • Confined Space
  • AutoCad Drafting