Queensland

Our Queensland operations are best characterised by our involvement in projects that span the decades as well as our continual refinement of solutions that reflect a culture of partnership, innovation and technical leadership.

From the Gold Coast to Cairns, we deliver multi-disciplinary services to a range of clients in the public and private sectors to meet the demands of a rapidly developing community, while overcoming the challenges of the remoteness of the environment.

Our clients benefit from our longevity in the market, our local knowledge and experience, and our ability to draw on global resources, when needed.

We have a remarkable history in Queensland and continue to be focused on delivering economically viable and ecologically sustainable outcomes.

Architecture
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Asset Management
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Bridges
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Building Hydraulics
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Climate Change
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Contaminated Land
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Dams
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Drafting
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HVAC
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EIA
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Elec Engineering - Indust.
Electrical Engineering
EMS & Audits
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Geotechnical
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Hydrogeology
Hydrogeology
Interior Design
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Intelligent Transport Solutions
Intelligent Transport Systems
Landscape Architecture
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Marine
Marine
Materials Technology
Materials Tech
Mining Engineering
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Oil & Gas
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Pavement Engineering
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Planning
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Property & Buildings
Buildings
Power Deliver
Power Delivery
Power Generation
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Rail Sector
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Renewable Energy
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Risk Management
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Roads Sector
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Roads Systems
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Stakeholder Engagement
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Structures
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Urbanism
Urban Development
Tailings
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Waste Management
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Wastewater Treatment
Watsewater Systems
Water Efficiency
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Water Quality and Treatment
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Water Sciences
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Water Sector
Water
Waterways & Coastal
Waterways & Coastal

Fire & Rescue Training Academy

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This centre for excellence located in Queensland offers commercial training to businesses throughout Australasia. The site boasts an education centre, live fire campus, technical rescue cell and training facilities.

GHD provided the hydraulic, engineering, architectural and project management services.


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Cleaner Seas Alliance

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In order to meet the requirements of the Queensland state government's Coastal Management Plan, Cairns Regional Council initiated the Cleaner Seas Initiative. The council is now undertaking major upgrades of four major wastewater treatment plants over the next five years.

The Northern, Southern, Edmonton and Marlin Coast wastewater treatment plants will all be upgraded to increase capacity and to include biological nutrient removal processes.


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Gasworks contamination liability estimate, Australia

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A government client engaged GHD to prepare liability estimates for a portfolio of properties for which it retained a contamination liability.

The project included a desktop review followed by a detailed source-pathway-receptor risk assessment. Contamination liability estimates were then generated for over 100 sites using a beta function with population distributions established based on the outcomes of the risk assessment and a combination of experience and published information.


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Jim Giannopoulos

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Jim joined GHD in 1993, as a graduate engineer, and is currently the manager of the South Queensland Operating Centre. Jim has served in leadership positions for GHD in Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Jim has significant experience in major infrastructure and environment projects. His recent project leadership experience includes his roles as Project Director for the AUD2.5 billion Westlink project planning and consultation study, program alliance leadership team member for the AUD150 million Melbourne Water Pipelines Alliance and Project Director for the AUD3.5 billion Victorian Desalination project.

Jim’s background is in water, environment and project management.

Position: Operating Centre Manager, South Queensland
Tel: +61 7 3316 3000

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José Foruria

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José Foruria is the Manager of the North Queensland Operating Centre, which consists of office locations in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone, with the recent addition of the Whitsundays Office. In recent years, he was the Business Development Manager and has played a key role in North Queensland delivering large water, wastewater and civil projects such as water supplies, water and wastewater treatment plants and infrastructure systems. José has managed significant projects to the benefit of the region, including the AUD100 million water and wastewater projects for Whitsunday Regional Council as well as Defence's AUD500 million upgrade of Lavaracks Barracks, Townsville.

Position: Operating Centre Manager, North Queensland
Tel: +61 7 4720 0400

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Awards

Our work speaks for itself.  The awards and recognition received by our leading teams is testament to the quality and thought leadership displayed across our whole business.

Our people in Queensland have been recognised in the following ways: 

2014

  • Curtis Island Sewage Infrastructure, Best Paper - Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Central Queensland Conference

2013

  • Coastal Hazards Adaptation Study, North Queensland, Award for Excellence - Reports, Procedures and Systems Category - Engineers Australia (Queensland)
  • Hastings Park Stage 3 Expansion, Award for Excellence (North Queensland) - Buildings and Structures Category - Engineers Australia

2010

  • Dale Young, Young Professional Engineer of the Year (Queensland), Engineers Australia
  • Swanbank Enterprise Park, Award for Merit, Industrial Planning Category (Queensland), Planning Institute of Australia
GHD Library

GHD library is made up of relevant resources to Queensland.