David Steblina

Email address

+61 2 8484 7021

+61 (0) 413 398 202

Hydraulics Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal

Office: Sydney


David has been involved in the Hydraulic Industry for 30 years. His education commenced with a plumbing trade in Adelaide and from there he has developed his in-depth knowledge through a variety of major projects involved in the design specification and management of commercial, health, aged care, residential and industrial projects.

David joined WGE in 2004 to begin the Hydraulic and Fire Protection Section for their Sydney office. He brought with him a wealth of experience with a sound history in contracting, design and project management. During this time David accepted the role as President of the Association of Hydraulic Consultants Australia (AHSCA-NSW) which represents the Hydraulic industry. He has accepted many positions on National training and education committees including Standards Australia and the Property council of Australia (PCA). He provides advice to Sydney Water and the Department of Fair Trading on policy and new programs being implemented. His repeat client base is a testimony to his dedication to the Industry.

Under David’s management, the Sydney office of WGE have the largest hydraulic and fire section in any single office.

“I am very proud to have this wealth of experience in our section, and will continue to develop and mentor our staff to be the best they can”.

David stepped down as Section Manager in 2018, after well over a decade of leadership.

What will you bring to a project

The most successful projects are those where the team have a common cause and listen to the needs of the client. I feel I have developed an ability to listen and make decisions based on the good of the whole project. This is also reflected in the management style I project to my immediate staff and those within the office structure. With this empathy, I seem to get the best from my staff and the general project team.

Outside work

David leads a very energetic life outside of normal work hours, including camping, fishing, cooking and generally enjoying the “good life”.


  • Master Plumbers Association (Past Member)
  • Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants of Australia (AHSCA)
  • Past President (AHSCA) 2008-2014
  • National Director, Education (AHSCA)
  • Property Council of Australia (PCA) Regulation sub-committee

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • DipHydEng
  • MIPA

Previous projects

Metro Towers Residence

This development consisted of 553, 2 and 3 bedroom residential units over 3 towers, located on top of Chatswood Railway station.

SICCEP Project

The development is located in Darling harbor and incorporates 548 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments for Lend Lease.

Client testimonials

David is a proactive, detail-oriented engineer, with excellent interpersonal skills and was a real asset on the team for the Housing NSW Redevelopment Project in Port Macquarie.

Mark Vandoros, Coffey Projects

David is the quintessential professional, always there to give advice and support. Once you utilise David's services it the start of a long business relationship. David is reliable and has a strong business acumen, which is an important factor in the current market.

David Davis, Intermain

Having worked with David on many projects, he is indeed a professional in his field. Not only does he have a deep knowledge & understanding of hydraulic services, but he is also a very personable guy to deal with. He has saved us substantial amounts of money on different projects by re-engineering & good value management.

Anthony Alafaci, Chief Executive Officer, Planet Plumbing Group Pty Limited

Project highlights