Sydney Airport Runway Run 2017

Tanaz Dhondy and Erica Thornton, Costin Roe Consulting engineers, got into the seasonal spirit of giving to participate in the 2017 Sydney Airport Runway Run to raise funds for Cure Cancer Australia.

Tanaz Dhondy

Tanaz Dhondy, Design Engineer, Costin Roe Consulting, achieving vertical take-off at the Sydney Airport Runway Run 2017.

This one-of-a-kind event provides a rare opportunity for athletes and fun-runners to sprint 500 metres down one of Sydney Airport’s operational runways and support a great cause at the same time.

Costin Roe Consulting covered the entry fees for the two enthusiastic runners in their Costin Roe Consulting race-livery to take part in the event, which was limited to 100 total participants.

Sydney Airport Runway Run

Tanaz Dhondy and Erica Thornton representing Costin Roe Consulting.

Sydney Airport Runway Run

Sydney Airport staff were on-hand to assist runners with on-ground navigation.

The more familiar sight on runways at Sydney Airport.

The more familiar sight on runways at Sydney Airport.

Sydney Observatory was the magnificent setting for numerous industry executives to gather and celebrate the career of Wayne E. Costin who retired in July 2017 after 28 years as managing director of Costin Roe Consulting and Strata Engineering Solutions.

The invitation-only cocktail party was attended by CRC/SES staff, colleagues and associates, and representatives from various companies and non-profit organisations that Wayne has been closely associated with over the years.

Wayne Costin’s farewell was held on 10 November 2017 at Sydney Observatory.

During a brief journey through some of the highlights of Wayne’s long career, and amusing anecdotes told by and about Wayne, special mention was made of Wayne’s long-standing support for the Strata Community Australia (SCA NSW) and Wheelchair Sports NSW.

Moving forward with Grant Roe and Mark Wilson

The new managing director of Costin Roe Consulting, Grant Roe, showcased some of the firm’s most recent achievements including the 2017 Award win for Excellence in Structural Engineering (completed 2016, Veolia Woodlawn MBT Facility); acknowledged the firm’s young achievers; and praised the strong sense of team spirit which continues to flourish as the firm expands in size and capability. Newly-appointed director, Mark Wilson, detailed a civil project (Horsley Drive Business Park) for which the firm received an honourable mention in 2017 awards for sustainable stormwater design. Altogether, while everyone was wishing Wayne well for the future, the firm demonstrated its strengths in civil and structural engineering, building and land remediation, and engineering technology.

SMH Half Marathon

Engineers from Costin Roe Consulting participated in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Australia’s largest and most prestigious half-marathon event, to finish in a victory for personal achievement and the team’s chosen charity, the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Team CRC at SMH Half Marathon

Conditions were perfect for Team CRC runners as more than 12,000 competitors powered through central Sydney

The mild autumn weather in Sydney on Sunday 21 May 2017 delivered perfect conditions for more than 12,000 competitors to set out from 6:45am on the 21.1km course starting in Hyde Park and going through Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and Pyrmont, before reversing to return via Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens for completion in Hyde Park.

From elite athletes to enthusiastic fun-runners

Rio Olympian Liam Adams won the men’s race in a time of 1:05:08, the third time he has taken out the race which this year was held for the 26th time. Two-time winner Cassie Fien took out the women’s race in 1:15:32.

Seven of the Costin Roe Consulting team members completed the entire 21.1km course. These athletic ‘die-hards’ in the team’s designer-style Costin Roe Consulting racewear were Angus McDougall, Paul McKay, Eden Bartolo, Tanaz Dhondy, Lachlan Walters, Josh Cadman, and also Grace Campbell (guest team member as the partner of Paul McKay).

Breaking the total distance into more manageable relay segments, Rockie Cabida completed 14km with relay partner Chris Valoudis covering 7km; John Holme ran 14km with relay partner Angus Hartney doing 7km, and Erica Thornton completed 7km with her dad running as her relay partner.

Sporting-related endeavours part of firm’s tradition and culture

Angus McDougall, Costin Roe Consulting

Angus McDougall, Costin Roe Consulting engineer, was “en pointe” during the SMH Half Marathon 2017

Costin Roe Consulting’s Annual Charity Golf Day became popular with many of the firm’s construction and property industry contacts over the last seven years, raising funds and awareness for Wheelchair Sports NSW. Today, the firm’s involvement in sporting-related charitable events is more diverse, reflecting the diversity of interests and abilities within its ranks.

“It was great to see such strong participation by our people in the SMH Half Marathon this year,” said Mark Wilson, director of Costin Roe Consulting. “Engineering is a demanding occupation and we support our people to reach for their personal best – not only in professional development and project performance but their all-round wellbeing and physical fitness.”

Costin Roe Consulting engineers at SMH Half Marathon 2017

Costin Roe Consulting engineers at SMH Half Marathon 2017





Jake Fields

Clients, project partners, colleagues, friends, and associates of Costin Roe Consulting attended the 7th annual Costin Roe Charity Golf Day event on 7 December 2016 at Avondale Golf Club, Pymble NSW with all proceeds dedicated to Wheelchair Sports (NSW).

Avondale Golf ClubThe weather in Sydney was mild and sunny when registered participants teed off in friendly but competitive spirits at the 7th annual Costin Roe Consulting Charity Golf Day for another successful and enjoyable event.

The results: winners and sponsors

CRC Charity Golf Day

Phil Terrey, Costin Roe Consulting

FIRST – sponsor: Costin Roe Consulting – prize: 2x bottles of wine – winners: Joseph Ajaka (The GPT Group); Michael Brislane, (guest of The GPT Group); Darren Hunt (The GPT Group)

SECOND – sponsor: Costin Roe Consulting – prize: 1x bottle of wine – winners: Geoff Fletcher (JK Group); Eriq Parsons (Costin Roe Consulting); Nathan Sykes (BOSFA Sydney); John Brown (BOSFA Sydney)

THIRD – sponsor: Alex Ilkin & Co, Solicitors – prize: $50 Westfield voucher – winners: Mark Lenz (Preservation Technologies); Ed Perkins (guest of Preservation Technologies); Geoff Amies (Cadgroup Australia Pty Ltd)

NEAREST TO THE PIN (HOLE 2) – sponsor: Employsure Pty Ltd – prize: $50 debit card – winner: Mark Lenz (Preservation Technologies)

Dukes @ CRC Charity Golf Day

Linton Speechley, JK Group (left), Phil Terrey, CRC

NEAREST TO THE PIN (HOLE 8) – sponsor: Employsure Pty Ltd – prize: $50 debit card – winner: Rod Davies (guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW)

NEAREST TO THE PIN (HOLE 15) – sponsor: Employsure Pty Ltd – prize: $50 debit card – winner: Michael Brislane (guest of The GPT Group)

LONGEST DRIVE (HOLE 5) – sponsor: Costin Roe Consulting – prize: 1x bottle of wine – winner: John Swanson

SPECIAL MENTIONS – sponsor: Pritchard Lees, Accountants – prizes: umbrella – winners: Cathryn Piper; Barbara Dougan; David Piper OAM

Guest after-dinner speaker, Jake Field

John Brown, BOSFA Sydney; Nathan Sykes, BOSFA Sydney

John Brown, BOSFA Sydney; Nathan Sykes, BOSFA Sydney

golf-wheelchair-logoCostin Roe’s annual golfing event has a long history of association with Wheelchair Sports NSW, the recipient of proceeds from the various fundraising initiatives which give the event its ultimate raison d’etre.

In previous years, guest speakers on behalf of Wheelchair Sports NSW have included the celebrated Paralympian athlete, Angie Ballard (2014), and rising star of wheelchair tennis, Keegan Oh Chee (2015). The 2016 guest speaker, Jake Field, is not only an outstanding achiever in the world of wheelchair sports but also an ‘industry insider’.

The 2016 guest speaker, Jake Field, is not only an outstanding achiever in the world of wheelchair sports but also a construction and property industry ‘insider’.

Jake Field, wheelchair rugby

Jake Field (pictured centre) works full-time for Mirvac.

Jake Field is a member of Wheelchair Sports NSW and participant in the WS NSW Wheelchair Rugby programme. Jake has also represented the GIO NSW Gladiators through the 2016 Fierce4 Rugby season. Taking part in all 3 rounds, including a National Championship victory in August, Jake has gone from strength to strength in the sport and is now taking part in the Australian Development programme.

Introduced to the sport in 2013 by Wheelchair Sports NSW, Jake came up through the local training programme and the NSW based Sydney Slam Series. Three years on Jake has won a National Championships, played alongside Rio Gold Medallists Ryley Batt and Andrew Edmondson, and also took out Best Rookie at the Fierce4 National Championships in August. Jake has travelled internationally with his rugby, representing NSW at the 2015 New Zealand National Championships and being part of an Australian “barbarians” team which took part in the inaugural 2015 Bali 4’s, held in Sanur, Indonesia. Outside of rugby, Jake works full-time for Mirvac as part of the Health Safety Environment Team.

Watch Fierce4 rugby in action – Jake Field is #3 and fierce!

Thanks to our 2016 Charity Golf Day sponsors:

Alex Ilkin Co BOSFA Dramix The GPT Group Dukes EmploySure Pritchard Lees Express Glass

Costin Roe Consulting gold cup
Costin Roe Charity Golf Day 2015

Costin Roe Charity Golf Day 2015

One of the most enjoyable and worthwhile events on the Australian property and construction industry calendar is the annual Costin Roe Consulting Charity Golf Day, held for the sixth successive year at Avondale Golf Club, Pymble, on Wednesday 2 December 2015.

The weather in Sydney was perfect for a great day of golf between friendly competitors representing firms including The GPT Group, JK Geotechnics, CDLF Accounting, and Curwoods Lawyers. Course sponsors were Dukes Painting, Costin Roe Consulting, and Strata Engineering Solutions. Prize sponsors included Pritchard Lees and Costin Roe Consulting. Stylish new company-branded polo shirts worn by the Costin Roe Consulting and Strata Engineering Solutions team members also made their official debut.

Angie Ballard, Australian Paralympic athlete

Angie Ballard, Australian Paralympic athlete

Once again, Wheelchair Sports (NSW) was the nominated recipient of proceeds from charity fundraising efforts and this year’s inspirational guest speaker was Angie Ballard, Wheelchair Sports (NSW) ‘Athlete of the Year’, a four-time Paralympian currently preparing for her fifth Paralympic Games. Competing internationally in the sport of wheelchair racing (athletics) since the age of 16, Angie reached a new level of success in 2015 by breaking two world records in May (T53 400m, 800m) and recently coming home from the  IPC World Athletic Championships having won gold for the 200m and 400m, and bronze for the 800m. With Rio de Janeiro in her sights, Angie hopes to add a gold medal to her five other medals from previous Paralympics. Currently holding a NSW Institute of Sport scholarship, Angie trains at Sydney Olympic Park under the guidance of her coach, Louise Sauvage.

Individual prize winners were awarded with a box of golf balls each:

Guest speaker, Angie Ballard, with Wayne Costin, managing director of Costin Roe Consulting (centre), and David Piper OAM , CEO of Wheelchair Sports NSW (right)

Guest speaker, Angie Ballard [front], with Jim O’Brien, CEO of Wheelchair Sports (NSW) [left], Wayne Costin, managing director of Costin Roe Consulting [centre], and David Piper OAM , Chairperson of Wheelchair Sports NSW [right]

Nearest to the Pin
Hole 2: Rod Davies (72cm)
Hole 8: Clive Curwood (172cm)
Hole 15: Philip England (319cm)

Longest Drive
Hole 5: Chris Stephen

Each of the winning teams received an umbrella and bottle of wine:

1st Place – Team 2
Darren Hunt, The GPT Group
Matthew Pearce, JK Geotechnics
Eriq Parsons, Costin Roe Consulting

2nd Place – Team 1

Patrick Hill, The GPT Group
Linton Speechley, JK Geotechnics
Angus McDougall, Costin Roe Consulting

3rd Place – Team C

Bill Hooker, CDLF Accounting
Rod Davies, guest of CDLF Accounting
Philip England, guest of CDLF Accounting

On behalf of Costin Roe Consulting and Strata Engineering Solutions, Wayne Costin thanked the prize sponsors, special guests, venue staff, and everyone who helped make the day so successful.

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