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
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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

Port of Townsville Remediation

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Innovation led to environmental success when Port of Townsville Limited completed the Acid Sulfate Soil remediation of the former Sun Sun Prawn Aquaculture Farm located on the Far North Queensland coastline south of Townsville.

Remediation Success


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Horizon Alliance

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GHD was engaged to create an office space for the Horizon Alliance comprising Queensland Rail (QR), Kellog Brown & Root Pty Ltd, John Holland Pty Ltd, GHD and the Department of Main Roads.

The Horizon Alliance is currently collaborating on a south-east Queensland transport corridor project. The tenancy space has to offer multiple benefits to attract and retain high calibre personnel as it is not located in the CBD or near normal office facilities.


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Potential impact of mining operations to ground water

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Working in close collaboration with a leading mining company in central Queensland, GHD has monitored the impacts of coal mining on groundwater dependent ecosystems.

Our team monitored groundwater dependent fauna as an indicator of groundwater health and examined changes to groundwater quantity and quality along with an assessment of the potential short and long-term impacts on subterranean aquatic communities. This proactive approach has enabled the mining company to use the data generated from this project to inform their Regional Environmental Monitoring Program as well as assisting in the development of their sustainable groundwater management plan.


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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.