Tredwell Turns 20!

By Neil 13/09/2023

Tredwell has hit their 20’s in 2023!

Here’s a key milestone timeline and some of our memorable moments.

2003 – Neil and Belinda Tredwell in their mid-twenties start the Tredwell business, seeing an opportunity in the sport and recreation planning market.  The first office was the front room of their house.

2005 – Tredwell -acquire an office space at 209B Henley Beach Rd in 2005 due to our then toddler regularly entering the home office to see how he could “assist”.

2006 – Tredwell wins its first interstate project a sport, recreation and open space strategy in Fraser Coast Council in Hervey Bay, QLD

2007 – Julie Hutchins joins Tredwell as our first employee and is still a highly valued and our longest serving employee in 2023.

2008 – Tredwell wins its first trail planning project in the Peel Region in Perth, WA

2010 – Perth office established, currently the base of Kale Brooks

2013 – Our first Landscape Architect joins the Tredwell team

2018 – Melbourne office established, currently the base of Matt Bradley

2018 – Outback Region Sport, Recreation and Open Space Strategy, Parks & Leisure SA/NT Strategic Planning Award winners

2019 – Nhulunbuy Sport, Recreation and Open Space Strategy, Parks & Leisure SA/NT Strategic Planning Award winners

2022 – Margaret River Unbeaten Tracks Trails Master Plan, Parks & Leisure WA Best Regional/Rural Award winners

2022 – Eyre Peninsular Regional Trails Strategy, Parks & Leisure SA/NT Strategic Planning Award winners

2022 – NZ office and company established, currently the base of Aidan Power

2023 – Snowy Monaro Regional Trails Strategy – High Commendation at the NSW/ACT Parks and Leisure Awards

2024 – Prediction…continuing to pursue our Vision of “Connected. Happy. Active. People.”

Memorable Moments

  • Getting bogged in South West Tasmania in a hire vehicle and a staff member diligently trying to assist which resulted the christening of her new hiking boots.
  • Being grounded in Melbourne Airport for two days on our way to Tasmania due to volcanic ash clouds halting all flights caused by an eruption of a volcano in Indonesia.
  • Trail auditing in the Hunter Valley region and not realising that the name really did reflect the fact that hunting did occur in the region when stepping over an animal carcass.
  • Enjoying the airline lounge hospitality only to miss the flight. With no suitable substitute flights having to hire and drive a car 3 hours to reach the destination at 1am.
  • Another bogged vehicle incident this time in Kakadu National Park whilst undertaking site visits. Luckily the local rangers had a winch to pull the team out!

Thank you

To all our current and former staff members who have been valued members of the Tredwell team in assisting and building our business and brand, and to our clients who continue to support our vision, we are truly grateful for your support.




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