Andrews, W. C. (William Charles) (1908-1988)

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Andrews, Bill (1908-1988)
Andrews, W. C. (1908-1988)
Andrews, W. C. (William Charles)
Andrews, William Charles
Andrews, William Charles (1908-1988)
Field of activity
Engineer; Surveyor; Town Planner; Surveying or Mapping
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William Charles (Bill) Andrews (1908-1988), engineer, surveyor and town planner, was born on 20 November 1908 at Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand, eldest of six children of Sydney-born parents William Charles...

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Renowned engineer and surveyor William (Bill) Charles Andrews was employed by several New South Wales Shire Councils during the mid-twentieth century as a town planner and shire engineer. His work culminated in his appointment, by Sir John Overall, as assistant commissioner (1958-72), then commissioner (1972-74) to the national Capital Development Commission. In this role he was responsible for many large engineering jobs in Canberra including the construction of Lake Burley Griffin and its associated dam. In 1974 he was appointed OBE.

  • Education - Achieved surveyor's license, Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - Assistant-engineer to Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council, New South Wales
  • Career position - Assistant-engineer and general inspector at Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Career position - Shire Engineer with the Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Career event - Seconded to the New South Wales Department of Public Works to provide engineering advice for military projects
  • Career position - Engineer officer then flight lieutenant, Royal Australia Air Force
  • Career position - Senior planning officer with Cumberland County Council Regional Planning Authority
  • Career position - City engineer and town planner with Parramatta City Council
  • Award - First travelling scholarship awarded by the New South Wales Foundation for the Technical Advancement of Local Government Engineers
  • Career position - Associate commissioner for the national Capital Development Commission
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - Commissioner for national Capital Development Commission
  • Award - Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors, Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Andrews, William Charles (Bill)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Andrews, William Charles (1908-1988), Engineer, Surveyor and Town Planner
    Poulos, Judy
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 23-24

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