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Living and working locally means that our teams are able to develop closer working relationships with our clients. We understand the local context in which projects are undertaken including the local drivers, stakeholders and the particular issues and challenges for projects in the Illawarra region.

While the Wollongong team delivers the full suite of GHD's services through our local office, we source specialist skills and additional resources when required on particular projects from our Sydney, Parramatta and Artarmon offices as well as the Nowra, Wagga Wagga and Canberra offices. We manage these additional resources from our local base meaning costs are appropriately controlled and solutions are matched to local requirements and expectations.

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Our team provides a wide range of services to both public and private sector clients, with experience in:

  • Buildings, architecture, civil structures and materials technology
  • Water and wastewater
  • Public infrastructure including roads, rail, water, dams, marine and social projects such as hospitals and aged care
  • Environmental management and engineering, contaminated sites and pollution control, natural resources and hydrology, waste management
  • Sustainability, greenhouse, CSR and climate change
  • Geotechnics
  • Mining, manufacturing industry, agriculture and energy
  • Economics, strategy and evaluation
  • Urban development, planning and stakeholder engagement
  • Asset and risk management
  • Project management
  • Industrial electrical & automation

For more information, contact:

Dean Parker
+61 2 4222 2300
F: +61 2 4222 2301
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Location address
Level 11
200 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

Postal address
PO Box 5047
Wollongong NSW 2520

SRLE Roofing Project


A GHD project team from our Wollongong office has been working with Wingecarribee Shire Council to provide engineering support to assist in the delivery of the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLE) roofing project located in Moss Vale, NSW.

The AUD4.8 million project incorporated a number of environmental initiatives including thermal insulation, solar panels, and a rainwater harvesting and re-use system that is expected to save 1.8 million litres of water annually.

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Dendrobium Mine Hydrogeology


The Illawarra region contains some of Australia's best coking coal resources. These have been mined since the 1880's, providing coal for both export through Port Kembla and for use in the steelworks (now operated by BlueScope Steel).

To maintain supply for steel making, BHP Billiton is developing the Dendrobium Coal Mine. This underground mine will recover coal from the lowermost 3.2m of the 9m thick Wongawilli Seam by longwall mining methods (see an individual chock in the panel to the right) at a rate of up to 5Mtpa ROM for 30 to 40 years. Coal from the Wongawilli Seam is an essential component of 'Illawarra Blend' premium coking coal, which is known for its specific steelmaking qualities.

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Tasos Katopodis

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Tasos Katopodis is the Operating Centre Manager for GHD's Sydney operations, responsible for our business in Sydney, Artarmon, Parramatta, Wollongong, Dubbo and Orange. Tasos has more than 20 years' experience in project direction, project management and senior line management roles. He is also a Principal Environmental Consultant providing services on a range of projects in the region.

Operating Centre Manager – Sydney
T: +61 2 9239 7100

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Dean Parker

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Dean Parker is the Manager of GHD’s Wollongong Office, having established the local team in 2006 following several years spent with GHD’s Mining and Industry Group in Sydney as a Principal Mechanical Engineer.

Responsible for the performance of the GHD team and the delivery of projects to clients in the Illawarra region, Dean has twenty years of operational and consulting experience in the management of multi-disciplinary teams. This experience lies across a diverse range of strategic planning, project development, logistics and construction projects in both the private and public sector. Dean’s clients include manufacturing and heavy industry, mining and mineral processing and local government contacts.

Dean has worked with GHD for more than 10 years assisting clients through local knowledge and his extensive contacts in GHD’s global network.

Office Manager – Wollongong
+61 2 4222 2311

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