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Our people deliver client-focused, sustainable solutions by combining technical skills, experience and innovation with an understanding of our clients' objectives and aspirations.

Clients value our diversity. We provide the complete solution, from concept to construction, across a broad range of disciplines.

With approximately 140 staff in South Australia, we offer a broad range of local skills and knowledge across the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Our local team can also draw on their strong relationships with people from across GHD's global network to deliver optimum outcomes.

The safety of our people and our clients is central to all that we do. Safety is our upmost priority.

For more information, contact:
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Location address

Level 4
211 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Postal address
GPO Box 2052
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

Local email
adlmail@ghd.com

Jackson – Moomba Oil Pipeline

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The objective of the Jackson – Moomba pipeline from Jackson in southwest Queensland to Moomba in north eastern South Australia is to optimise the transport of oil from Jackson fields to Santos’ existing Port Bonython facility just north of Adelaide. 

GHD provided Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) for the oil pipeline and facilities. Which had an initial operational capability to pump 2,880 m3/d (18,000 bpd).


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Woodside Library fitout, South Australia

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Situated in the Adelaide Hills precinct, the local council engaged GHD to undertake a complete refurbishment of the existing library to align the interior with the recently completed Stirling Library project.

The key focus of the brief was to ensure a substantial upgrade of the interactive areas used by children and adolescents. Custom graphics were developed by GHD to indicate key areas within the library space such as computer areas for teenagers, coffee lounge area for relaxation and reading, spaces for families and play areas for younger children.


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South Road Superway

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Located in Adelaide, the South Road Superway project will deliver a 4.8 km non-stop corridor, including a 2.8 km elevated roadway, from the Port River Expressway to Regency Road. Its objective is to connect the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south of the city, and to provide new opportunities for economic development. This is the biggest single investment in a South Australian road project, and the state’s most complex engineering road construction project to date. The project is being managed by the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

GHD has been engaged to provide the engineering design services for the contractor, Urban Superway Joint Venture, which comprises John Holland Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd, and Leed Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd. SMEC Australia and International Bridge Technologies (San Diego) are supporting GHD as subconsultants.


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Energy and water audit of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre

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GHD was engaged to undertake an energy and water efficiency audit of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre (AAC).

The main objectives of the audit were to:


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ARTC Bridge Inspections

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GHD was engaged by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to inspect bridges along the Melbourne to Adelaide railway line between Geelong and Wolseley.

The client required structural inspections to determine the bridges' current condition, load carrying capacity and future life expectancy.


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Port Stanvac Power Station

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Cummins Power Generation was engaged by Infratil Energy Australia to design and construct a diesel peaking power station at Port Stanvac to help meet Adelaide’s peak demand in summer.

GHD was subsequently engaged to undertake design activities to relocate the existing 20MW station and redevelop the main site to supply a further 65MW.


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Water Allocation Planning – Mt Lofty Ranges

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GHD was engaged by the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation in South Australia to develop water allocation plans for the Eastern and Western Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resources.

The project involved providing advice on water allocations to existing users and water trading rules for consideration in the Water Allocation Plan. There were three main objectives of this project including:


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Starlight Room

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GHD's multidisciplinary team was engaged to design and deliver a new Starlight Room at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. This is the first of four new rooms to be completed in hospitals around Australia.

With a focus on escape, GHD created an ever-changing environment that is a departure from the rigours of hospital life by maintaining a sense of ‘another world’ for young patients.


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Glenelg Gates condition assessment

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The Department for Water (previously the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation) commissioned GHD to undertake a condition assessment of the Glenelg Gates structure. It is situated between Holdfast Shore Marina and the Patawalonga Basin at Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia.

The purpose of the project was to provide a detailed condition assessment of the existing sub-structure and super-structure to allow consideration of refurbishment options for a minimum remaining service life of 40 years.


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SA Government office fitout

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GHD was engaged to deliver a fully integrated service, including interior design and engineering services, to revitalise the workplace of the Minister for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, South Australia.

The high quality refurbishment of the 400 m2 office included a return design brief, concept design, documentation and construction administration.


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Revitalisation of CBD building

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GHD was engaged by Jones Lang LaSalle, on behalf of the building owner, to provide a concept report for the revilatisation of 44 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The objective of the project was to reposition this quality property in the market by improving its street presence and visual connectivity to retain existing tenants and attract new tenants.


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Telecommunications upgrade

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ElectraNet, South Australia's electricity transmission specialist, upgraded its telecommunications network extending approximately 900km. This upgrade was identified in a draft Telecommunications Network Strategic Plan prepared by GHD.

This upgrade allows ElectraNet to service South Australia's electricity tranmission requirements with up-to-date technology and an increased telecommunications network capacity.


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HNA Edinburgh Defence Precinct

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The Edinburgh Defence Precinct is a new defence facility at Edinburgh in South Australia. The project comprised a generational redevelopment of RAAF Base Edinburgh providing new facilities to accommodate an Army Battle Group and included the redevelopment of Base Support facilities and infrastructure.

GHD provided design management and integrated design services including architecture, interior design, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire, hydraulic, communications and security engineering, and environmental consulting, in association with a range of specialist sub-consultants.


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Tauragat Well Road, Road Safety Audit

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In May 2012, GHD was engaged by the Coorong District Council to complete a road safety audit on Tauragat Well Road, South Australia. The client's objectives were to identify road safety deficiencies and suggested corrective actions prior to the road being sealed.

The audit addressed the guidelines included in Austroads, Guide to Road Safety Part 6 – Road Safety Audits 2010.


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Insolvency & Trustee Service Australia fitout

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GHD was engaged by the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA) to provide a fully integrated design service for a new 1450m2 space to house their expanding operations in South Australia. 

Through an extensive, but comparatively immediate, consultation process with ITSA's user groups, staff representatives and the ITSA Project Working Group, GHD developed a return brief and draft concept plans, which were presented to the ITSA Project Working Group for consideration.


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Land freight transport study

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The National Transport Commission (NTC) engaged GHD and SKM, in association with the University of South Australia's Transport Systems Centre, to research what actions Australia should take to cope with the forecast increases in the land transport of freight.  

This major study included:


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Michael Herbert Bridge

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GHD worked collaboratively with the client, City of Holdfast Bay, on the development of the Michael Herbert Bridge (formerly King Street Bridge) which opened with a well-attended community opening ceremony.

GHD was intricately involved in all aspects of the project including architectural, structural, civil and traffic, geotechnical investigation, environmental risk assessments, urban design, procurement services, superintendent services and construction phase services.


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Waterproofing the South Stage 1

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GHD was engaged as the lead consultant for the detailed design of two wetlands, two detention basins, a 93 ML storage dam at Wilfred Taylor Reserve and approximately 18 km of non-potable water distribution network to harvest 850 ML per annum of stormwater runoff from the Christie Creek catchment.

The scope of the project includes:


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XO Establishment Adelaide

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Located in the heart of the restaurant precinct along Hutt Street, GHD was engaged to develop the XO Establishment with a club atmosphere that embodied the 'fashion capitals' of Europe and localised it in Adelaide.

The design team's inspiration was the subtle use of distinctive finishes, the use of the signature form 'XO' and the creation of a luxurious yet understated open plan environment. This environment allowed for the subtle manipulation of the space into zones of relaxation that were used to anchor the scheme. GHD's design team prepared the design and documentation for the approximately 100m2 floor area.


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Green One UN House

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The Green One UN House in Hanoi is the first of 16 pilot projects around the world to co-locate multiple UN agencies in a single building to encourage collaboration.

The ground floor welcomes visitors to its conference centre, including a 200 person theatrette and formal meeting spaces. The café forms a dynamic hub for staff and clients to interact. It also includes a travel agency, a bank, and learning and research space.


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Bureau of Meteorology fitout

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GHD was engaged to fitout the new 2400m2 Bureau of Meteorology office premises located across two floor plates in Brisbane's CBD.

The project was fast tracked with only six months between the return brief and the required completion date for construction and client possession.


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SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

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The 10,000 m2 SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre caters for people with all levels of swimming skill and experience including professional athletes, casual swimmers and beginners.

The competition area includes a 50 m competition pool, 55 m diving and water polo pool, 10 m dive tower and a 4,500 seat grandstand.


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Interior concept design - HSBC

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GHD, having worked with HSBC from our Doha office, was engaged to create a fresh interior concept for HSBC's partly owned Vietnamese banking group TelcomBank.

Fixtures that had been purely functional in the past such as enquiries and teller counters were transformed into sculptural elements constructed from vibrant and durable finishes. The company’s limited colour palette was used to create focal points and assist with navigation around the bank. The core idea of the floor plan is to provide a 'landing strip' and a place to be greeted. From the entry space the client can be directed to a relaxed waiting space, at which point they can select to visit the retail banking space or the intimate consulting office. Translucent red divides are used within the retail banking to create a friendly yet confidential area for clients to discuss their needs.


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SA Police Accommodation Review

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GHD was engaged by South Australia Police (SAPOL) to undertake an accommodation review of the Port Adelaide Police Station with the primary objective to provide options that meet the functional and operational requirements to ease accommodation pressures.

The accommodation pressures include:


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De Luca's on the Park

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GHD was engaged to create a new brand identity for De Luca's on the Park that would provide the flexibility to transform the space from a coffee bar during the day to a fully licensed dining destination in the evening.

Design strategies such as adjustable lighting, bold graphics and varied ceiling levels were implemented to create different zones for dining, lounging and casual customers.


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Land management corporation habitat and biodiversity Assessment GIS Services

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GHD was commissioned by LMC to undertake a strategic overview of the biodiversity and habitat values of the corporation’s metropolitan Adelaide landholdings, including the development of recommendations for the protection and enhancement of these identified values.

Through implementing these recommendations, LMC will contribute to increasing, supporting and protecting biodiversity within the Adelaide region. This is in line with LMC’s strategy and Government initiatives documented in South Australia’s Strategic Plan and the Draft 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.


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Workplace design and office fitout

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GHD was engaged to provide a fully integrated service, including interior design, engineering, concept design, documentation and construction management.

The design of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure’s workplace, located at 77 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, included the refurbishment of 18,000m2 of existing office space across19 levels.


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Insideout fitout

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GHD was engaged to design and deliver the fitout of Insideout, a homewares destination for consumers seeking a sophisticated alternative to traditional homewares stores.

Insideout's clients are encouraged to experience and explore the retail space through the bold use of text and illuminated product displays. The journey is enhanced by the opportunity to engage and investigate the merchandise through minimalist yet versatile joinery placed in key areas. The restricted palette creates a visual impact and provides a neutral backdrop for the highly colourful and diverse range of products on offer.


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Australian National Ports Strategy

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Launched in January 2011, the Australian National Ports Strategy provides a coordinated planning approach to assist Australian governments in planning for port infrastructure and the associated road and rail linkages that connect these important gateways to all Australian cities and towns.

Through the provision of five themed background papers, several presentations and support at two stakeholder forums, one in Melbourne and the other in Adelaide, GHD assisted Infrastructure Australia and the National Transport Commission to develop a draft strategy.


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Van Tang

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Van is a civil engineer with more than 17 years' experience in the design, design management documentation, project management and verification of airfield and other major transport infrastructure projects. Based in GHD's Adelaide office, Van is the manager of our South Australian Operating Centre.

Her experience in both landside and airside projects enables Van to apply a holistic approach to delivering integrated solutions. She has delivered a number of significant projects with GHD including the Port Lincoln Airport Terminal for the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Ceduna Airport Terminal for the District Council of Ceduna and parallel taxiway for Doha International Airport.

Operating Centre Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6600

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Michael Tasker

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Michael has more than 27 years' experience as a consulting engineer in the design, documentation and management of multidisciplinary projects. He is based in GHD's Adelaide office.

Michael's focus is on leading the marketing and business development activities for GHD in South Australia. He is also responsible for the strategic positioning of GHD in the marketplace. He has significant structural and civil experience in the delivery of large scale projects, including new aged care facilities, commercial developments and hospital redevelopments.

With a comprehensive technical background, knowledge of the local market and a strong client focus, Michael is able to respond to client needs to ensure effective delivery of outcomes.

Business Development Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6637

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Leanne White

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Leanne has more than 22 years’ experience in people management and is based in GHD's Adelaide office.

She is responsible for all aspects of the people management process for GHD in South Australia, including all recruitment and training activities.

Leanne is focused on ensuring GHD people feel rewarded by their work, are comfortable and valued within their team and have access to adequate training that is in line with their current role and future aspirations.

People Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6665

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Andrew Jackson

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Andrew is a structural engineer with more than 19 years’ experience in the design and documentation of commercial, industrial, community and institutional facilities, contract administration and assessment of existing structures. Andrew has experience in leading design teams for large projects including both multi-disciplinary teams and structural design teams.

Andrew manages the structural, power, communications, security and building services (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics and fire) operations for GHD in South Australia.

Service Group Manager, Building Engineering – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6607

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Neville Peters

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Neville has more than 25 years’ experience in infrastructure services delivery, including the planning, design and documentation of highways and major arterial roads. Neville is also experienced in sewer and stormwater reticulation design for housing, institutional and other developments. He has extensive project leadership experience and was a member of the joint design leadership team for the South Road Superway. Neville has been the design manager/design lead responsible for multidisciplinary teams on a number of large-scale infrastructure projects, including Stage 2 of the Port River Expressway, the Northern Expressway and more recently the Torrens Road to Torrens River project.

Based in our Adelaide office, Neville leads our Transportation and Civil Engineering team.

Service Group Manager, Transportation and Civil Engineering – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6502

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Birgit Porter

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Birgit has more than 18 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement and urban planning, including international project delivery and high level project management skills on complex and political projects. She has specialist skills in community and stakeholder relations, written communication, facilitation, government relations, strategic issues management and strategy preparation.

Based in our Adelaide office, Birgit leads the Water, Planning and Environment team.

Service Group Manager, Water, Planning and Environment – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6620

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David Pinnock

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David has 40 years’ experience as an Architect and Design Manager across a variety of project types including embassy and consular, justice, commercial, education, health, residential, industrial and defence facilities. 

His civic experience includes a number of projects for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing (PRC) and Vientiane (Lao PDR) together with major law court projects in Brisbane and Adelaide. Most recently David has led the design of substantial redevelopment projects at the Edinburgh Defence Precinct including the Edinburgh Stage 1 Redevelopment, Hardened and Networked Army and AIR 7000 Projects at RAAF Base Edinburgh and numerous projects at DSTG Edinburgh.

David has had a career long interest in the design of the public realm and has been involved in projects such as the redevelopment of Semaphore Road, the Torrens Lake Walk along the south bank of the River Torrens between Adelaide’s city bridges and the Roxby Downs Town Centre.

His commitment to quality design, whilst meeting a client’s commercial objectives, has resulted in peer recognition including industry awards for a number of projects including the Brisbane Commonwealth Law Courts, Roxby Downs and Torrens Lake Walk projects.

David has held the roles of Director of GHD Architecture and National Service Line Leader for Architecture. Based in our Adelaide office, David leads GHDWoodhead’s architecture, interior design and urban design studio.

Service Group Manager, Architecture – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6655

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David Ellis

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David has more than 20 years’ experience as a civil engineer with a proven track record in strategy, planning and risk based budget estimation over the project life cycle. His experience as a consultant and as a client owner operator has refined his skills in identifying and understanding client business drivers and service requirements. David has directed major infrastructure projects across Australia.

David manages the aviation and mining operations for GHD in South Australia.

Service Group Manager, Aviation and Mining – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6540

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