Indesco contributes to happier and healthier waterways in ACT


The Indesco team has been busy working away on upgrades for the ACT Healthy Waterways program, which hopes to see cleaner water throughout the ACT and downstream river systems. The ACT Healthy Waterways project is a joint initiative of the ACT and Australian governments, which aims to improve the quality of water throughout our rivers, lakes and waterways, through the construction of stormwater treatment assets including bioretention systems, ponds, channels and wetlands. As our local lakes and waterways not only contribute to beautiful landscape, but also provide places for recreation and a means of supporting local business such as farming activities, it is essential that water quality throughout the region is cared for.

Indesco has provided civil and landscape design for 11 sites within the ACT Healthy Waterways project within the Tuggeranong, Fyshwick and Upper Molonglo priority catchments. 10 of these sites have progressed to construction and currently nearing practical completion. The first site to be completed is located adjacent to Upper Stranger Pond which is a 5200m2 bioretention system. The site will treat up to 1,800L/s of stormwater in rain events before discharging to lake Tuggeranong via Upper Stranger Pond.

In Indesco’s Civil and Landscape design role, we are proud to play a part in celebrating our beautiful surroundings and improving the quality of water for the ACT community and downstream regions.

Happy Holidays from Indesco

We are coming to the end of another successful year here at Indesco. 2018 has seen many exciting developments within the company (notably the opening of our new Wollongong office) and the completion of a number of high profile projects (Henry Rolland Park, Moncrieff Bridge, World Peace Bell).

2019 is looking to be another cracker of a year! Our teams are looking forward to getting their teeth into some exciting projects including the continuing design of West Basin, the ongoing design and construction of the Taylor Residential Estate and watching as Cirrus comes out of the ground. We are all also very much looking forward to experiencing the Indesco Floriade design, which is sure to wow the capital!

Our team will be taking a well earned break however and the office will be closed from 12pm Friday 21st December 2018 through to 8:30am Monday 7th January 2019.

From the team at Indesco we wish all our clients and their families a festive and safe holiday season, look forward to working with you all again in the New Year!!

Indesco Wollongong Welcomes Steve Weatherby!


The Indesco Wollongong team continues to grow, with Steve Weatherby joining the team this week as a Senior Civil Designer.

Steve is an experienced Civil Designer with close to 15 years’ experience in the feasibility assessment, design and construction documentation of civil engineering projects and has an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Australia.

His experience spans residential development, local government and built form projects throughout Sydney and the Illawarra. Steve is involved with the entire project design cycle from inception through to construction, his skills covering all aspects of design including layouts, road design and urban drainage design.

We are excited to welcome Steve to the Indesco family and look forward to utilising his varied skills and experience on our current and upcoming projects.

Indesco Welcomes Mark Rigoni

Indesco is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Rigoni who will be joining Ryhan Thomson and Kelly MacDonald as Principal Civil Engineer in Indesco’s new Wollongong office.

Mark is a Chartered Professional Engineer with close to 15 years’ experience in the planning, design and construction management of development projects. Mark has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wollongong.

His experience is across both government and private sectors throughout Australia and Canada. Mark has been primarily responsible for the project and construction management of urban development and civil infrastructure projects.

He has an in-depth knowledge of the local area with over 6 years of professional experience in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as well as having grown up in the area.

We welcome Mark to the Indesco family and look forward to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on.

Indesco Wollongong Welcomes Kelly Macdonald as Principal Civil Engineer

Indesco is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly Macdonald who will be joining Ryhan Thomson as Principal Civil Engineer in Indesco’s new Wollongong office.

Kelly is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of engineering experience in both government and resource engineering sectors across Australia and internationally. He brings expert technical knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the region, having been responsible for the design and project management of some of the largest and most ambitious projects across the Illawarra and South West Sydney.

We welcome Kelly to the Indesco family and look forward to the exciting new projects both he and Ryhan will be taking on.


Indesco Wollongong Welcomes Ryhan Thomson as Principal Civil Engineer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryhan Thomson to play a key role in establishing its new Wollongong Office, spearheading Indesco’s expansion into the South Coast region.

Ryhan has been appointed as Principal Civil Engineer and brings close to 20 years experience both in Australia and overseas. Since 2010 he has been based in the Illawarra working as Project Director on a broad range of urban development and civil infrastructure projects across the South Coast and South West Sydney regions.

Ryhan has a proven track record in building high performing teams dedicated to client service and project success. He is ideally placed to use that experience to ensure Indesco’s growth into the exciting Illawarra Region.

We are committed to building a strong local team with industry leading professionals, to service the needs of our valued clients across NSW and the ACT.

Ryhan will be joined by Kelly Macdonald as we set off on Indesco’s latest venture. We look forward to sharing further staff announcements over the coming months.

Indesco Welcomes Rob Peterson – Principal Civil Engineer

Indesco is excited to announce the appointment of Robert Peterson as a Principal Civil Engineer in our Sydney office.

Rob will be joining Indesco from the 2nd October 2018.

Rob has more than 25 years of stormwater management and water cycle experience. His professional work spans the areas of hydrological and hydraulic investigations, stormwater master planning, water sensitive urban design, stormwater quality and creek design and management. Robert’s technical strengths are the application of stormwater management, floodplain management, master planning and ensuring designs fit within urban design and the environment.

Robert is a flexible practitioner having worked on projects for both private and public clients. Additionally, with 15 years experience working for various local councils he has developed an in-depth understanding of local government standards and procedures. We are very excited to welcome Robert to Indesco and look forward to the knowledge and expertise he will be bring, joining Vikram and Kha in delivering high quality designs from our Sydney Office.

Queanbeyan community pool their resources to provide new building for Treehouse

Treehouse is a not for profit community organisation, staffed and managed by local people, committed to providing early intervention services to children with additional needs and their families.

This year the passionate Queanbeyan community, including many local and ACT companies, have rallied together to finance, design and construct a new building for Treehouse.

Aaron Hazelton, James Koroday and Mario Galvez have been busy working on the Structural design for the new community facility and last Saturday 22nd September 2018 Aaron and James (proud Queanbeyan locals) joined Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall and Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro to mark the official opening of the new facility.

Well done to everyone involved in the project, an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community rallies together!

New Indesco Office – Wollongong and South Coast Expansion!

Indesco is excited to announce our expansion into Wollongong and the South Coast with the establishment of an office in Wollongong. This will be Indesco’s third office and will be open for business on Monday 1 October 2018. We will be holding a series of opening events in coming weeks, but in the meantime, all enquiries can be directed to or (02) 6285 1022.

Indesco has been established as a leading civil engineering and landscape consultancy for over thirty years. During this time the company has worked on both private and public projects throughout Australia and South East Asia and has demonstrated extensive skills and experience in all areas in which it practices design. Our company prides itself on the quality of its service delivery and has a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.


Indesco competently provides multidisciplinary services within the following fields:

  • Estate Development;
  • Project Management;
  • Contract Documentation and Cost Management.
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design;
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Design;
  • Structural Design;
  • Traffic Engineering;
  • Stormwater, Hydrological and Hydraulic Engineering;
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design;
  • Road, Intersection and Carpark Design;
  • Contract Administration and Construction Surveillance; and,
  • Risk Management.


Angus Gorman
Managing Director

Nathan Turnbull – Celebrating 10 years with Indesco!

We congratulate Nathan, one of our Senior Construction Managers, on reaching a significant milestone this month – 10 years working with Indesco!

Nathan, who joined Indesco in 2008 as a surveillance officer, has successfully worked his way up to Senior Construction Manager covering numerous roles and construction projects along the way.

Nathan’s track record is now well and truly established. His skills and experience in the delivery of large land development projects in particular are widely acknowledged, by both clients and contractors, across the industry. He has worked with, and more recently led, teams of construction engineers and managers, providing mentoring, guidance and valuable local experience.

Nathan has played a major role in the construction of a large range of civil engineering projects throughout the ACT, and has been a key driver in the successful delivery of Casey (Springbank Rise Estate) and Denman Prospect Estate. He is currently managing the delivery of the Taylor Residential Estate.

Indesco value Nathan as a senior member of our leadership team who excels, not only in a professional capacity but also socially, topping the table in our footy tipping comp 2 years in a row (and looking to take out the top spot this year as well!).

Well done Nathan!