About Us

Westera Partners is a highly respected Consulting Engineering Firm practicing Australia wide in the disciplines of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Our primary focus is to deliver high quality, value engineering solutions in a way that continuously raises the bar in terms of service expectations. Our success is underpinned by our core value of People First. Our Team is technically talented, motivated, approachable and committed to delivering innovative, cost-effective and practical design solutions to ensure the success of every project.

Westera Partners offers services in Land Development, Building Structures, Government Infrastructure, Complex Structures/Bridges, Water and Environment. Today we work with Australia’s best creative architects, developers and builders to complete projects of all sizes and complexity. Our diverse project portfolio, coupled with our vast experience, allows us to create solutions to move even the most challenging concept to reality.



We work with Australia’s leading creative architects, developers, and builders to design and complete impressive projects.  Our engineers are in regular communication with specialist local manufacturers, builders, and reputable contractors for advice on the latest industry innovations and most cost-effective construction methods.

We are independently certified for Quality ISO-9001:2015, Safety ISO-45001:2018, and Environment ISO-14001:2015.  Our commitment to process improvement, training, and development ensures we can consistently deliver on all our promises.



Westera Partners provide a very unique service to our clients. We treat every project as if it were our own. We carefully listen to our clients and understand what is important to them.

We provide educated and informed feedback to minimise construction costs and reduce construction times. Our service ensures every project is designed or supervised by a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience. We are approachable, reliable, and endorsed experts in our field.


“To become the build environment’s design partner of choice.
Westera delivers Service, Quality and Value – Better, Safer, Always.”



“Westera shall be the Service Provider of choice to developers and local authorities in the East Australian Building and Infrastructure Sectors.

Westera will be renowned for service, quality and value with a focus on delivering high-quality, sustainable, value-engineered solutions in a way that continually raises the bar in terms of service expectations.”


John Westera started his business from humble beginnings working from his Gold Coast home in 1981. Gradually the company grew as John’s reputation for excellence and practical solutions spread.

As demand increased, his vision of building a company that put people ahead of profits has stood the test of time.  John was able to develop and attract more and more quality staff to his team with Brett Arthur and Anthony Hockings joining his team which expanded to Brisbane in 1998.   The firm became increasingly successful as John’s core value of People First continued to be employed.  Sustained growth led to the formation of Westera Partners Pty Ltd in 2001 to broaden ownership and provide a better foundation for long term growth and allow John to retire.

Since then, Westera has attracted other high calibre Engineering Partners and broadened its services to include civil, structural and environmental engineering services. The company now has seven directors and partners each with their own unique skill set working together to lead the firm towards a common goal of producing the highest quality professional service within the industry.

Today Westera Partners work with Australia’s leading creative architects, developers and builders to design and complete excellent projects.  Our staff are highly talented and are the back bone of the company.  There is a healthy work ethic and the culture is both positive and encouraging as team members challenge and sharpen each other’s strengths. Our diverse project portfolio and experience allows us to easily create solutions to move even the most complex concepts into reality.

Meet The Team


Samuel Ide

Managing Director I Partner I Civil General Manager

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Joshua Neale

Partner I Senior Structural Project Engineer I NSW Structural Manager

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Brett Collins

Partner I Senior Structural Project Engineer | Gold Coast Structural Manager

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Jared Hill

Partner | Senior Civil Design Engineer | Sunshine Coast Civil Manager

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Associates and Key Personnel

Anthony Hockings

Principal Structural Engineer

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Bret Arthur

Principal Civil Engineer | Gold Coast Civil Manager

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Ross Keene

Senior Structural Project Engineer

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Ben Knust

Associate | Senior Structural Design Engineer

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Adam Ide

Associate | Senior Project Manager | Sunshine Coast Structural Manager

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Bob Neale

Associate | Service Delivery Manager - NSW Office

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Gavin Scoffell

Associate | Senior Civil Designer

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James Harcourt

Associate | Senior Structural Engineer

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Luke de Meur

Associate | Lead Structural Drafter | Gold Coast Drafting Manager

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Matt Slade

Associate l Senior Structural Engineer

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Michael Greene

Associate l Senior Structural Engineer

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Glenn McCoomb

Central Victoria Civil Manager l Senior Civil Design Engineer

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Kate Wallace

People and Development Advisor

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Sandra Coady

Associate l Finance and Administration Manager

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Anthony (Tony) Zettl

Senior Civil Project Manager l Brisbane Civil Manager

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John Pickford

Brisbane Structural Manager

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Our environmental services team members aim to facilitate sustainable management of water to ultimately reduce impacts on the environment from the development and construction industries whilst achieving acceptable social and economic outcomes. We provide leading technical services in the following fields:

  • stormwater treatment;
  • hydraulic modelling;
  • localised flood analysis; and
  • Integrated Water Management (IWM).

In combination with our civil expertise we are able to extend our services throughout all phases of development from feasibility and design to construction supervision, project management and contract administration.