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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.

Sunshine Coast Airport

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GHD was commissioned to undertake design and documentation of the Sunshine Coast Airport departure lounge upgrade and terminal extension for the new baggage handling facility.

GHD undertook the design, documentation and post contract engineering services for the redevelopment of the terminal departure lounge at Sunshine Coast Airport.


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Notional Seaway EIS

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The Coordinator General engaged GHD to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Notional Seaway Project in Queensland.

The project centered on a cruise ship terminal and marina for yachts and other vessels. As part of this process, it was necessary to understand and identify the land use planning and land use regulatory matters that were relevant to the proposal.


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North Stradbroke Island Landfill Closure

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GHD was engaged by Redland Shire Council to prepare the design and documentation for the closure and capping of the North Stradbroke Island landfill. The landfill is situated off the main road between Dunwich and Point Lookout in bushland.

The design was not straightforward as North Stradbroke Island is predominantly a sand island. Alternatives had to be found to replace the standard clay cap. In addition the landfill included various pits and mounds around the site.


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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.

Operating Centre Manager – South Queensland
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+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.

Operating Centre Manager – North Queensland
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+61 7 4720 0400

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