Happy Holidays from Indesco

As 2020 draws to a close, the Indesco team is taking the time to celebrate our achievements in spite of an uncertain and challenging year.

Our offices have been upgraded throughout the year with the Canberra, Parramatta and Wollongong teams all enjoying moves to newly fitted out premises. On top of that we opened our North Sydney office which has come along in leaps and bounds. We are excited to be opening an office in Melbourne on 18 January 2021.

Indesco’s expertise within the industry has been celebrated with the award of the inaugural 2020 Regional Achievement for the ACT Healthy Waterways project. We also attained prequalification on the NSW Government Scheme for Consultants in Construction, allowing us to expand our offering across New South Wales.

We are immensely proud that we have a team that takes ownership and has worked enthusiastically throughout the year to maintain our quality delivery. Our team will be taking a well-earned break and the office will be closed from 12pm Wednesday 23rd December 2020 through to 8:30am Monday 11th January 2021.

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


Indesco Welcomes Daniel Cowie as Principal Structural Engineer

Indesco is excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Cowie who will be joining the Canberra structural team as a Principal Structural Engineer. Daniel is a great addition to our well-established highly reputable structural team.

Daniel is a structural engineer with over 18 years industry experience in the design and supervision of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. He brings to the team skills and expertise in concept and detailed design of high-rise concrete structures and mass timber structures.

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

Canberra Welcomes New Natural Play Spaces


Indesco’s Landscape team has been involved in the development of designs for a series of new nature play spaces in ACT district parks. During the design stage, Indesco created a unique identity for each site, with Kambah following a giant spiral and Yerrabi based on long neck turtles that are part of the local ecology.

Indesco has undertaken a multitude of play space, recreation, open space, and detail design projects of many scales to create functional and lasting natural play spaces. In recent years Indesco has delivered a number of significant play spaces including natural play and all inclusive destinations.


The play spaces at Kambah Adventure Playground and Yerrabi Pond District Park in Gungahlin have just recently opened. The new natural play spaces capture each location’s unique landscape character and encourage interaction between the community and nature. The structures themselves integrate sculptural and artistic approaches to design and materials use, making them distinctive, memorable and stimulating. Integrated sculptures, by Wellspring  Arts, express the spirit of the place and community; foster learning, exploration and imagination; and create special places children, young people and families want to be in.

Indesco’s landscape architecture team has rapidly gained a reputation for delivering high quality creative work and reliable project management services. Paul Brookbanks was appointed Principal Landscape Architect in 2016 and the team has harnessed its considerable talents towards designing and creating better environments in the ACT and beyond. The relative youth of the Landscape Architecture team provides our clients with fresh and exciting ideas for their projects. We place a strong emphasis on innovation and we are always looking for ways to incorporate new ways of thinking into our designs.


Indesco Sydney welcomes Oliver Walsh as Principal Civil Engineer/ Senior Project Manager

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Walsh as Principal Civil Engineer/ Senior Project Manager to our growing North Sydney office

Oliver brings with him a detailed understanding of the land/urban development process and is capable of adding value to a project throughout its life cycle – from rezoning and master planning through to detailed design and construction.

His extensive experience includes the project management, engineering design and superintendence of civil and land development projects including bulk earthworks, roadworks, sewer reticulation, stormwater drainage, retaining walls, water, gas and underground power reticulation.

Great to have you on board Oliver! We look forward to introducing you to our clients and to the exciting projects both you and the team will be taking on.

Indesco received Regional Achievement Award at AILA ACT 2020!

Indesco is pleased to announce a night of success on the 18th June for the AILA ACT Landscape Architecture Awards! In a joint award with Enviro Links Design, the ACT Healthy Waterways project took home not only the Landscape Architecture Award for the Infrastructure category, but also the inaugural 2020 Regional Achievement in Landscape Architecture Award.

The Healthy Waterways project has been an example of collaboration and leadership producing excellent results. The improved waterways are a change in how water moves around urban landscapes and how water is filtered of pollutants before entering larger catchments downstream. These outstanding results not only benefit the ACT and adjoining NSW catchment areas but contribute to the larger Murray Darling catchments, that eventually flow into the Southern Ocean.

Indesco and Enviro Links, working in partnership, have fostered experiences that enhance the quality of life through the application of best practice research, industry collaboration, innovation and coordinated documentation. Research into sources of stormwater pollution and how pollutants behave in lakes and ponds is helping the ACT, and the landscape architecture profession, to better understand how to manage water quality.

Congratulations to all winners for the Awards night, and a big thank you to the AILA ACT Jury in recognising the efforts of the Indesco and Enviro Links teams!

Indesco Parramatta welcomes Stefan Bahrow as Senior Civil Designer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Bahrow to our Parramatta office as a Senior Civil Designer.

A welcome addition to the team, Stefan’s extensive skills and experience further enhance our capabilities to deliver our growing portfolio of land development and civil engineering infrastructure projects.

Great to have you on board Stefan!

Indesco Canberra has moved!

We’re excited to have made the move to the brand new Civic Quarter (CQ) building in Canberra City. We can now be found at CQ1, Level 5, 68 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City ACT 2601.

Our new home offers so much more than a great location in the CBD. Cutting edge technology, end of trip facilities, 5 star NABERS Energy rating and wellness initiatives are just some of the features that make this a great choice for Indesco. Kudos to Amalgamated Property Group for creating something special here.

We look forward to welcoming you all and showing you around once things get back to normal.

Indesco Welcomes Ziwar Al-Sattouf as Project Manager

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Ziwar Al-Sattouf who is joining the Sydney team as a Project Manager.

Ziwar is a well-rounded individual with experience in the delivery of projects during all stages of project lifecycle, from feasibility studies through to design management, construction supervision and project close-out. His project experience covers a range of areas from Residential Subdivision to Construction Superintendence, with Ziwar’s key areas of expertise lying in strategic project management and delivery, as well as council liaison and authority approval procurement

We welcome Ziwar to the Indesco family. We are looking forward to introducing him to our clients, and to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on!

Indesco Welcomes Michael Merange as Principal Civil Engineer

Indesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Merange who will soon be joining the Canberra Civil team as a Principal Civil Engineer.

Michael is a highly experienced civil engineer with over 10 years industry experience in key roles for road and transport projects. He brings to the team knowledge and skills in planning, detailed design and construction of major roads and highways. His experience in large multi disciplinary projects covers sectors such as transport, urban renewal, land development and maintenance.

We welcome Michael to the Indesco family and look forward to introducing our clients to him and to the exciting new projects both he and the team are taking on!