• Reaching for the stars - the new Burchills

    Thursday, July 03, 2014

    The clients and guests of Burchills Engineering Solutions took to the night sky last Thursday as the company celebrated it’s relaunch of the Burchills brand and 40 years of heritage. Held at Skypoint Q1 “the top of the Gold Coast” guests enjoyed great views, fine food, cold drinks, and great company.

    Managing Director, Steve Coote thanked clients and industry partners for their support noting the significance of the evening’s celebrations “Tonight is a special night for the company as we celebrate the return to local ownership and the Burchills brand, and also the significant 40 year heritage and service history of our team…. There is 267 years of continuous service held by just 10 members of our 30 strong team“.

    Steve also took the opportunity to outline the future plans for Burchills Engineering Solutions “We will be focusing on our strengths in helping to get projects up and running in the property and urban infrastructure markets, leveraging our depth of experience and local knowledge for the benefit of our clients, and mentoring our young talent to be the next generation of “go to” professionals”.

    Rob Molhoek, MP for Southport also spoke congratulating the firm, outlining local infrastructure projects & initiatives, and explaining the improving economic & tourism outlook for the Gold Coast & Queensland. Rob made particular note that employment growth in Queensland was the strongest in Australia and within 12 months Queensland’s GDP growth is expected to reach 6-7%.

    The formalities of the evening culminated in the cutting of the Burchills 40 year cake by Tony Parker, industry icon and 40 year service Burchills team member.

    If you would like to have Burchills Engineering Solutions working with your team, please contact Steve at

  • UDIA Congress Wrap Up

    Wednesday, April 09, 2014

    Thank you for visiting our trade booth at the UDIA National Congress and for playing ‘Burchills Bullseye’. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and watching you try your luck at hitting our projects (with some being more successful than others!).  

    Congratulations again to our lucky prize winners. 
    Major Prize Winners:  
    - David Donaldson – Land Partners  
    - Grant Bass – Lauders  
    - Greg Comiskey – Whelans  
    Runners Up:  
    - Peter Leeson – Star 8  
    - Bronwyn Linder – SA Water  
    - Scott Roberts – IBN  
    - Joshua Yates – Golder Associates  
    - Simon Paxton – PICA  

    With more than 250 years of experience, you are in safe hands with Burchills Engineering Solutions. We have completed projects all around Australia and are willing to meet you wherever you are.  Whatever your specific requirements are, we aim to have them satisfied.  Where relevant, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how Burchills Engineering Solutions could partner with you on your next project.   Thank you again for your eager involvement at our Trade Booth. We look forward to meeting you again soon

  • Join us at the 2014 UDIA National Congress and share your story!

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    The National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) will be held in Brisbane between 26th and 28th March 2014 and incorporates an impressive line-up of speakers, study tours, networking events, and the National Awards for Excellence. Burchills Engineering Solutions are proud to be a sponsor partner for the congress and will be showing off our wares as a trade show exhibitor.

    We invite you to visit us at the conference and participate in our booth activities, demonstrations, and chance to win prizes. We are particularly keen to reconnect and share stories with clients and industry partners who have worked with us over the years spanning back to the old Burchill Partner days. If you haven’t booked for the Congress you can here

  • Residential Development finally on the move

    Saturday, February 01, 2014

    It is about time, but residential development in Queensland is on the move. Our clients and industry partners are consistently reporting increased sales rates as market confidence continues to improve. The graphs above from Prodap show that a return is long overdue with a virtual sales vacuum since the GFC.

    Rapidly increasing prices in NSW and the forecast of improving economic conditions driving employment in Queensland over the next year may see interstate migration once again on the increase adding pressure to the current low stock levels. According to Queensland Government statistics the most popular lot sizes are between 350-600m² followed by 600-800m².

    Burchills Engineering Solutions has undertaken preliminary work on hundreds of sites in the SEQ growth corridors and can provide advice on civil, water, environment, and structural aspects of development. Our experienced team provides solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, and government clients from concept to completion.

  • Fresh start in 2014 for Burchills Engineering Solutions

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    The New Year is shaping up to be a more fruitful one for our clients following Burchills Engineering Solutions' acquisition of VDM Consulting’s Gold Coast Business (ex. Burchill Partners) late last year.

    The recent ownership change presents a number of benefits for clients through a renewed focus on local development and infrastructure projects and our reenergised team of experienced professionals.

    The Burchills Engineering Solutions team wishes all of our clients and industry partners a prosperous New Year and is looking forward to helping you achieve success in 2014.

    Business continuity assured with Burchills Engineering Solutions

    Relationships are important to us and you will continue to be serviced by members of our team with whom you currently conduct business. Our phone numbers haven’t changed but our email addresses have; to email one of our team members simply use the format

    New Local Management

    Burchills Engineering Solutions is headed up by Steve Coote, a Gold Coast local with significant experience in the Gold Coast, Australian and International consulting engineering sector. Steve brings a fresh approach to a loyal and long serving team of more than 20 professionals and technicians who are looking forward to writing the next chapter for the firm.

    Multi-disciplinary service offering retained

    Services offered “in-house” by Burchills Engineering Solutions include Civil, Structural, Water, Environment, Traffic engineering and sciences in the sectors of Property, Infrastructure, Environment, and Resources. For example, Burchills Engineering Solutions are currently working on Urban Development projects throughout South East Queensland, Infrastructure for mining projects in Northern Territory, Environmental Studies in South West Queensland, and supporting the light rail project right here on the Gold Coast.

    Quality focus from concept to completion

    A recent client survey highlighted that we have an envied reputation for quality through the full project lifecycle of planning studies, design, documentation and construction monitoring that results in reliable and cost effective outcomes that our clients value. As we continue to look for new ways to better deliver our clients’ projects, quality will remain one of our core strengths.

    Bright future built on a rich history

    Burchills Engineering Solutions (ex. Burchill Partners) has a unique heritage and local reputation since forming on the Gold Coast in 1974, having engineered a vast number of iconic regional projects that include the likes of Sovereign Islands, Hope Island Resort, and many of the Gold Coast’s high rise developments. Our team and clients will continue to benefit from the invaluable contributions of our long serving senior industry icons like Tony Parker, Graeme Buntine, and Philip Bell.

    Join us for our launch function

    We will be celebrating this exciting new chapter for Burchills Engineering Solutions with a launch function to be held in April. The function will provide the opportunity to thank our clients and industry partners for their continued support and to outline our plans for the future. Not to be missed! You will be advised of the details of this exciting event closer to the time.

    Message from our new MD ...

    “Welcome to Burchills Engineering Solutions. I am really excited about the prospects for our clients and our team in 2014. It's a privilige to head up such a talented team with more than 250 years of engineering experience and market knowledge that has helped shape the Gold Coast and Queensland over the past four decades. We will build on the successful relationships that have been established with loyal clients and industry partners and welcome new clients to join us. We will not be resting on our laurels, our future success will be measured by how we perform for clients today.

    Should you have any questions about the changes or our future plans please contact myself or any member of our team”.