About HDS Australia

HDS Australia is a specialist civil engineering and project management consultancy practice with expertise in traffic engineering, road design, road transport planning and wastewater engineering.  Our team of professional engineers and support staff are committed to providing high quality and innovative solutions for the development and on-going management of safe and sustainable public infrastructure.  Our vision is to be recognised nationally as a leading specialist in the provision of technical consulting services in our chosen markets.  Current centres of excellence are in road safety, heavy vehicle route assessment and community wastewater.

Our Vision

At HDS Australia, our vision is

“To be recognised by our clients as the best provider of services in our chosen markets.”

Underpinning this vision are four core values, namely:

1. Provide our clients with high quality services in a timely and cost effective manner.

2.  Maintain high ethical standards in our dealings with clients, staff, shareholders and the broader community.

3. Maintain a positive working environment for our staff in which successful outcomes are encouraged and acknowledged.

4. Maintain a safe working environment for our staff and ensure that the services we provide produce safe outcomes for the community and the environment.

Our History

Established in Adelaide in 1988 and originally trading as Highway Design Services, the company first specialised in the provision of road design services to state road authorities and other major engineering consultants throughout Australia.  In 1990, services were expanded to include the development of quality management systems for the civil construction industry.  In the same year, the company began introducing road pavement management systems to local government, covering data collection and analysis, together with the modelling of road behaviour in support of strategic planning and operational decision making.

In addition to the main Adelaide Office, the company has an office in Victoria at Glen Waverley (an eastern suburb of Melbourne) and an office in Sydney, NSW at Chifley Square, together with an international alliance partner office in Hong Kong.

Our Policies

HDS Australia is committed to providing safe and healthy workplaces and to ensuring that its activities are not harmful to company and contract personnel, sub-consultants, clients or the general public.  The company is committed to compliance with current Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation applicable to the states and territories in which we operate.

We recognise the importance of protecting and/or enhancing the environment.  Its personnel are aware of the potential adverse impact which our business processes, and the projects we provide services for, may have on the environment and is conscience of the social and legal responsibility we have to deal with them.

We recognise that we depend upon the capability, dedication, diligence and productivity of our employees [and also those of our sub consultants] and to this end will provide a safe, harmonious and productive workplace. As a responsible employer we will provide conditions that encompass fairness, equity and safety.