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Dynamic husband and wife duo, Libby Prell and Tony Smith entered the transportable building business back in the 70s after purchasing an accommodation block in Ayers Rock.

The team have since scaled their business and now have over 900 transportable buildings in their fleet.

Looking to the future, Libby and Tony believe modular transportable buildings can play a huge role in helping solve Australia’s housing crisis.

“If they change to transportable buildings, they could physically fix the problem very quickly.”


When looking at how far the business has come, the couple attribute much of their success to their people.

“You need good staff… that can share the dream. They’re part of our family – we’re a family business.

Watch NAB’s Executive for Business and Private Banking, Andrew Irvine chat with Libby and Tony to hear about their business journey so far and vision for the future.


This conversation is part of NAB’s business series – From the Ground Up – where we chat with Australia’s entrepreneurs, hearing about the trials and tribulations of their journey and their secrets for success.

Click here for previous episodes in the series.



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