The John Holland Group is a construction, tunnelling, rail, building and services provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in Melbourne, it is a 100% owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company.
The company was founded in 1949 by John Holland, later Sir John Holland. In 1991 the business was purchased by Janet Holmes à Court's Heytesbury Pty Ltd. In 2000, Leighton Holdings bought a 70% stake in the company, this was increased to 99% in 2004 and 100% in December 2007.
On 1 January 2012, John Holland commenced the operation and maintenance of the New South Wales Regional Network under contract to Transport for New South Wales, comprising 2,700 kilometres of operational freight and passenger rail lines.
In November 2012, John Holland Tunnelling was awarded the International Tunnelling Contractor of the Year, for the Northern Sewerage Project in Melbourne, Victoria.
In March 2014, the business was put up for sale by Grupo ACS, as part of a business review by the Spanish owners of Leighton Holdings. In December 2014, Leighton Holdings entered a binding agreement for the sale of John Holland to China Communications Construction for $1.15 billion. The sale concluded in 2015. In April 2015, The Federal Government approved the sale.
In June 2016 it was discovered that a new $1.2 billion children's hospital being built by the John Holland Group contained asbestos, in roof panels sourced from China.