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Stuart Barkes

Stuart Barkes is the inaugural director of the Firesafe Inground Services division and has been successful in completing various major projects in Australia, East Timor, U.K. and Ireland throughout his career. He began his career in the plumbing industry in 1990 as an apprentice within a leading plumbing company in Perth where he gained invaluable experience in installation of large bore piping systems on major projects. His 19 years in the Fire & Plumbing industry has seen him progress to specialise in managing Fire protection installations on a wide range of projects.

As a director his daily roles includes project managing, estimating, administration, labour procurement, site labour management and representing the company in meetings with builders, clients and local authorities.

Significant Projects Stuart has been involved with are listed below:

Shopping Centres

  • Beeliar Shopping Centre
  • Armadale Central Shopping Centre
  • Claremont Quarter shopping Centre
  • Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre

Stuart Barkes shopping centre

High Rise Developments

  • Bishop See Office Tower
  • Burswood Casino
  • Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment

Resource Projects:

  • Leinster Village Camp
  • Alcoa – Wagerup Refinery, Pinjarra Refinery, Willowdale Mine Site & Huntley Mine site


  • Perth International Airport T1
  • Dili International Airport East Timor

Stuart Barkes airports


 Industrial Warehouses

  • Woolworths Distribution Centre
  • Blackwood’s Distribution Centre


  • St John of God Murdoch
  • Bethesda Hospital
  • Royal Perth Hospital Refurbishment
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital Murdoch