It has been a busy month here at Abley with two more employees joining the team. Ross Rutherford (left) has joined our Auckland office. He is a Chartered Engineer with more than 40 years’ experience gained in the Europe, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. He currently presents the urban transport planning lectures which form part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree course at Unitec. He previously worked at Auckland City Council where he established a new transport planning function within the Council. Key projects included the identification of the rapid transit corridors and appropriate public transport technologies, the light rail rapid transit investigation, several major road corridor studies, policy development and traffic management plans.
We are pleased to announce that Abley has two new staff members, Phillip Smith and Faisal Abbas. Phillip (left) joins the company as a Principal GIS Consultant. He has a wealth of theoretical, management and advisory expertise in the use of spatial data for business benefit, which he gained in academia, government and the private sector across New Zealand, UK and the Middle East.
Lake Tekapo has a new footbridge between the Village Centre and the Church of the Good Shepherd. The footbridge was officially opened on 22 November 2015 and has been experiencing high levels of use as witnessed by an Abley staff member over the summer break. Abley assisted Mackenzie District Council with securing National Land Transport Funding from the NZ Transport Agency. Abley prepared an indicative business case for the bridge including assessment against the NZ Transport Agency’s Strategic Fit and Efficiency criteria and benefit and cost appraisal. The bridge provides a much safer crossing point for tourists than the existing State Highway bridge and connects Lake Tekapo’s key destinations. The bridge also provides a great spot to take photos of Lake Tekapo’s iconic Church of the Good Shepherd.
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