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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.

Hastings Deering Redevelopments

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GHD was commissioned to provide services for the redevelopment and expansion of Hastings Deering facilities in Queensland. The works were necessary if the servicing requirements of the transport, mining and commercial industries were to be met. Efficient building designs, environmental considerations, site restrictions and existing building settlement issues were key considerations throughout the planning and design stages of the projects.


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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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Hale Street link

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GHD was engaged by the Brisbane City Council to complete a feasibility study and impact assessment study of the proposed Hale Street link.

The link will consist of a tolled bridge river crossing between Milton and South Brisbane and will cater for the growth in population and travel within the inner city area, including the West End.


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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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