Exciting new technologies - 2000s
The land development industry took a giant leap forward in the 2000s with the advent of cutting-edge technologies, creating a transformative shift in the work of surveyors in civil design, analysing
landscapes, and the precision of measurements. Sophisticated CAD, GPS, sketch up and robotic total stations started entering our sphere, achieving increased accuracy, efficiency and safety.
The impact of continuing technological changes in the first decade of the new millennium, changes in land use, development, balancing growth against environmental pressures and improved ability to quantify and qualify all the inputs meant that the process became increasingly complex.
Tomkinson came out of the 90s ‘recession that we had to have’ as a small and lean outfit, slowly growing through the “naughties” as trusted specialists in our field – our project management services really took off in the 2000s, with the complexity of the development process requiring leadership and oversight of projects large and small, private, government and corporate.
Tomkinson settled into a consultancy offering surveying, planning, civil engineering and project management – the complete package to manage a project from vacant land right through to compliance and new use.
The decade saw our surveying expertise as part of the Grand Prix setout, and we were contracted for the redevelopment of the Torquay Golf Club under the guise of the RACV. We continued delivering integral services to large scale development projects such as Hidden Valley at Wallan and Villawood residential land developments.
It was a time of regeneration and growth for Tomkinson. Our team was growing again, with some of the staff who joined us during this period, still with us today.
Tomkinson remained a family-owned business with our founder, Paul Tomkinson still navigating us through change and challenges of the last 40 years, now it was time for him to consider how the organisation will continue into the future and some changes were about to be considered as we moved on from the “naughties” and into our next decade.