Indesco Wollongong Welcomes Mark Hulme as Senior Civil Design Engineer

Senior Civil Design Engineer Mark HulmeIndesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hulme who has joined our growing Wollongong team! Mark is a Civil Design Engineer with over 8 years’ experience in civil engineering design, project management and project delivery.

He has specialised experience in land development, linear works, bulk earthworks, stormwater, sewer, water servicing and water quality. Mark has applied this experience in his roles as lead designer and verifier on several large scale infrastructure projects in South West Sydney, Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

He has worked closely with local authorities, services providers and project stakeholders to ensure best practice civil design outcomes. Mark also has experience managing multidisciplinary projects for Wollongong City Council and various private developers.


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

Paul Brookbanks and Michael Roy Lead Lake Burley Griffin Cycling Tour

Paul Brookbanks and Michael Roy Lead Lake Burley Griffin Cycling Tour

As a city of active travel, many would agree that cycling is one of the best ways to see Canberra’s sights. Indesco Principal Landscape Architect Paul Brookbanks and Senior Landscape Architect Michael Roy recently proved this by leading a cycling tour of Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds for the Parks and Leisure Australia NSW/ACT State Conference 2019.

Attendees of the tour were granted some stunning views of the Central Basin, along with visits to local landmarks such as the Boundless National Children’s Playground, Commonwealth Park and Henry Rolland Park. They were joined by speaker Jodie Robinson who presented at the Boundless Playground, and as a team the organisers delivered an excursion that not only showcased local play and recreation spaces, but informed attendees about meeting the active recreation needs of the community through considered design and use of open space.

Thank you to all speakers and attendees for making the cycling tour possible. Special thanks also to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and in particular Debbie Sibbick for assistance and some wonderful photos of the day!

Indesco Wins Motivation Excellence Award for Business Sustainability

Indesco Managing Director Angus Gorman and Office/HR Manager Colin Imms are presented with the Motivation Excellence award for Business Sustainability

Each year, the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards are held to recognise Canberra organisations that make an outstanding contribution to sustainability across the region. This year during the 10th annual awards ceremony, Indesco Managing Director Angus Gorman and Office/HR Manager Colin Imms were presented with the Motivation Excellence award due to the range of initiatives we have implemented over the last 12 months resulting in significantly improved levels of recycling undertaken by the company.

This award recognises organisations that have implemented an effective staff motivation system for business sustainability. At Indesco, our staff are provided with options for energy saving options on electronics, reminders of recycling messages are posted on kitchen noticeboards, and office items are purchased in bulk to reduce excess packaging and transport.

By implementing our organic waste recycling solution, the percentage of our overall annual waste going to landfill in 2018 saw a 92% decrease, saving almost 300kg of food waste from landfill by having it collected and recycled instead.

Well done team!

Indesco Raises $1,082 For Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea!

Indesco Raises $1,082 For Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea!

Big congratulations to the staff of Indesco this week for raising $1,082 for the Cancer Council during this year’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! In the spirit of bringing people together, our Canberra office staff hosted a multicultural themed morning tea, with staff volunteering to bring food from their home country, and fun games such as a raffle, “Guess the Population” and “Guess the Flags”. Prizes were handed out, food was enjoyed and funds were raised to make a big difference to those impacted by cancer. Special thanks to the lovely Belinda Barnier, Executive Manager at Cancer Council ACT who stopped by to give a talk on their work and our how our funds would make an impact.

Sydney and Wollongong offices also joined in with their own delicious morning tea and made valuable contributions to our donations total! We are so pleased to say that we beat our goal of $1,000 by raising a total of $1,082 combining online donations and cash collected on the day. Thank you to all involved, and thank you especially to the Cancer Council for creating the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to raise awareness for such a good cause and helping all those affected by cancer.

Indesco Wollongong Welcomes Michael Smith as Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer Michael Smith at Indesco Wollongong

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Smith who will be joining our growing Wollongong team as Senior Structural Engineer! Michael is an experienced Professional Engineer with over 8 years of engineering experience.

He has been involved in many large and small projects within Wollongong and the surrounding area, bringing to the team expertise in structural design, feasibility studies, preliminary post-tensioned design and more.

We welcome Michael to the Indesco family and look forward to introducing our clients to him through our current and future projects.

Meet Indesco’s Recent Appointments

We’re pleased to announce a number of new staff joining Indesco over the past few months, and invite you to get to know them.

Angus Dyson Civil Engineer

The Indesco Wollongong team is again growing with the recent addition of Angus Dyson, a new Civil Engineer, joining the office!

Angus is an experienced Civil Engineer with knowledge in civil works for urban development projects, construction supervision and contract superintendency. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney, winning the J W Roderick Prize for his Civil Engineering thesis.






Shaheen Azizi Structural Engineer

We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Structural Engineer Shaheen Azizi to our Sydney office. Shaheen has over 3 years of experience in design and drafting of various projects, and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Structural) from University of Technology in Sydney.

He has a strong understanding of structural design and documentation, as well as Civil/Stormwater Drainage design, and has prior experience in site inspections and proposal preparation also.





Continuing on, our Canberra office was lucky enough to have three new additions to our team recently!


Thomas Hoang Structural Engineer

We welcomed Thomas Hoang as a Structural Engineer; Thomas has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of New South Wales, along with over 3 years of work experience dealing with architecturally complicated structures.

In particular, Thomas has experience in projects with work such as luxury residential areas, educational buildings, government and public works.






Taylor Isle Site Surveillance Officer

Taylor Isle has joined our Canberra office as a Site Surveillance Officer, bringing over 15 years of valuable construction and landscape experience to the team.

His background in landscaping started as a labourer and through a career of 15 years, he has worked his way up to a leading hand and foreman positions with local landscape contractors. Thus, Taylor has extensive practical landscape experience within the local area, combined with strong mentoring and leadership skills.





Graduate Engineer Joseph WangFinally, Joseph Wang is the latest person to join the Indesco team as a Graduate Engineer (Design) in our Civil team!

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural) from the University of Adelaide, and is experienced in project management, tendering, cost estimating and proposal making.







We welcome all of our new staff to the Indesco family and look forward to their work on our current and upcoming projects.

Indesco Presentation at Canberra Institute of Technology

Engineering students at Canberra Institute of Technology were recently lucky enough to have a visit from Indesco Civil Designer James Suman, who gave a talk on the challenges of entering the Engineering workforce. He gave some fantastic advice on what to expect, the kinds of opportunities available, and the variety of work covered in a firm such as Indesco.

Indesco’s own graduate training program sees that the graduates that join our offices are exposed to various disciplines to develop their skills, prepare for their future and help them to progress to a consultant level.

We thank the students for their enthusiasm, and hope to see the high quality of drafting and engineering graduates attending our training program continuing in the future!

Indesco Civil Designer James Suman presents to Engineering students at Canberra Institute of Technology

Indesco contributes to happier and healthier waterways in ACT

ACT Healthy Waterways site recently completed


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. Read more about our work for ACT Healthy Waterways on our project page here.

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.