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Pressure to manage the impacts of developments on our natural resources is growing. GHD offers practical solutions to protect biodiversity and provide economic and social stability to accelerate compliance and drive competitive advantage.

Our Environment team has earned a reputation for excellence by offering integrated, practical and innovative solutions to all levels of government, authorities and private organisations.

We draw on the skills of engineers, scientists, auditors and planners to deliver services in a number of critical areas:

  • Air and noise management
  • Aquatic sciences
  • Climate change
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Contamination assessment and remediation
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and approvals
  • Expert witness and due diligence services 
  • Forestry management
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and audits
  • Natural resource management  
  • Social sustainability services
  • Spatial sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Waste management

GHD's own EMS is certified to International Standard ISO 14001 by NATA Certification Services International.

For further information, contact:

Stephen Trainor
T: +61 7 3316 3903
M: +61 4 1978 5121
E: Stephen Trainor

Adobe Gulch Grasslands Habitat Restoration

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GHD is playing a key role in helping the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission restore a 66 acre watershed protection area in San Mateo County known as the Adobe Gulch Grasslands.

Our team developed a Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, produced design drawings and outlined specifications to restore the site to a diverse mosaic of native grassland, oak woodland, wetland and riparian habitat for species protected under the US Endangered Species Act. This includes the California Red-Legged Frog, San Francisco Garter Snake, Mission Blue Butterfly and the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly.

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Alameda County Water District Lower Alameda Creek Fish Passage

The Alameda Creek watershed covers an area of 633 square miles and once supported a steelhead trout fishery.

Modifications to the Alameda Creek streambed and urbanization of the surrounding land, however, eliminated spawning areas and made it impossible for steelhead to migrate upstream. As a result, steelhead have been absent from Alameda Creek and its tributaries for several decades. 

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American Memorial Park Visitor’s Center Saipan, CNMI

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American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. As part of a design team, GHD provided civil, structural and environmental engineering services for major improvements to the park and the downtown Garapan area. The project consists of three elements: a new memorial garden, a new visitor cultural center, and improvements to the existing amphitheater.

Our team provided engineering site investigations, subsurface soils exploration, and identification of permit requirements. Site civil improvements included water and sewer utilities, parking, entrance access, walkways, and drainage. The structural design for the new visitor cultural center that is a 7,000 ft2 single-story structure included an in-house theater, as well as a fabric cover on the outdoor amphitheater.

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Caspar Creek Labyrinth Weir Fish Passage Restoration

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CalFire and the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) worked cooperatively in a comprehensive paired watershed study at the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds in Jackson Demonstration State Forest, located in coastal Mendocino County, California. As part of the study, concrete dams equipped with precise flow measurement weirs were constructed providing an essential component of the scientific research. 

In 1964, a wooden fish ladder was built downstream of each weir. To avoid backwatering and submerging the measurement weir, which compromises its accuracy, tailwater levels were kept low requiring fish to leap over a two to three foot water surface drop at the weir. This precluded upstream passage of juvenile salmonids. During low-flow periods, leakage through the wooden fish ladder posed a significant risk of stranding and injury of juvenile salmonids.

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Catchment condition reporting for water quality

The development of catchment condition reporting for water authorities assists in meeting reporting requirements of due diligence as set out in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for risk management. The active management of catchments by water authorities is regarded to be an integral process for risk mitigation and the protection of source water.

Catchment condition reporting is considered to be a viable option for water authorities as it provides them with clear management objectives and detail to assist them with understanding and managing catchments.

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City of Vaughan - asset strategy, Ontario, Canada

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GHD has secured a significant project to assist the City of Vaughan with the first phase of its corporate asset management strategy.

With a population of close to 300,000, the City of Vaughan is located in Southern Ontario and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. GHD won the project based on a strong client relationship and proactive communications during the bidding phase.

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Contamination liability assessment for Department of Defence, Australia

The wide range of activities at military sites gives rise to a broad spectrum of potential contamination risks.

Over several years, GHD has provided the Australian Department of Defence with financial risk and remediation cost assessment services to quantify its estate-wide contamination liability. This high level project has included extensive information collection and review, implementation of a liability decision tool, and generation of probabilistic remediation cost estimates through a Monte Carlo simulation using Crystal Ball™ software.

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Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) headquarters

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GHD was appointed by Lionakis Beaumont Design Group, a local Californian architectural firm, to prepare construction documentation, and coordinate the bidding, and construction management services for the remodelling of the DMV Headquarter building. Our responsibilities involved working closely with the architect and project team to identify and design the remediation of lead, asbestos, PCBs, and other hazardous materials associated with this comprehensive abatement and remodel of the third floor of this project. We are also currently involved in the investigation and abatement design for the last two phases of the project involving the fifth and sixth floors. Each 75,000 square foot floor is abated one floor at a time. With the exception of the floor being abated and remodeled, all other floors are occupied and functioning without disruption to their critical missions.

The work included hazardous demolition, asbestos abatement of fireproofing, pipe insulation, and resilient flooring, and abatement of other hazardous materials including lead, PCBs and mercury. GHD prepared hazardous materials abatement drawings and specifications for the construction document package, and provided construction administration services including compliance monitoring for a four-month hazardous removal phase.

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Donner und Blitzen River fish screen & passage improvements

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GHD’s team worked to a tight schedule with federal and state agencies to design fish passages and screening facilities which improved the movement of native fish through 20 miles of river in the refuge. All facilities included photovoltaic arrays to provide energy in off-grid locations.

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon provides sanctuary to a range of fish and wildlife species. GHD supported the US Fish & Wildlife Service on the Donner und Blitzen River fish passage and screening improvement project. “This project has improved movement of native fish through 20 miles of the Refuge and created opportunities to limit movement of non-native fish,” Malheur Deputy Project Leader Chad Kerges said. “This helps the Refuge to advance its goals of improving conditions for native fish, reducing invasive fish species, and the protection of Refuge water rights”.

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East Fork Irrigation District Habitat Enhancement Program

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GHD has completed a number of habitat enhancement and fish passage projects for the East Fork Irrigation District, including fish screen & sand trap repairs, diversion headworks replacement, and habitat enhancement.

The East Fork Irrigation District delivers water from the Hood River watershed for use on nearly 10,000 acres of high quality agricultural property. The watershed supports anadromous fish runs and the district manages its deliveries to support water quality, water conservation and sensitive species. GHD has worked with the district to undertake a series of habitat enhancement projects that provide multiple benefits to the district and its stakeholder partners:

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Endangered species given more living room

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Life has improved for the endangered fish species known as Redside Dace following the GHD-designed realignment of a 750 m river tributary to allow the construction of a new school and housing development in the city of Brampton, southern Ontario, Canada.

As part of the project, detailed geomorphic fieldwork and an electrofishing survey were carried out to inform the new design, a 758 m channel length natural corridor for the tributary, which is home to the Redside Dace and other fish species.

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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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Giacomini Wetland Restoration - Point Reyes Station, California

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An extensive tidal marsh complex once spanned the entire width of the headwaters of Tomales Bay, which is part of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve and a designated as a “Wetland of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention. Tomales Bay is also one of 16 wetland areas that qualify for inclusion as a wetland of regional importance under the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network because of its large number of wintering and migrating shorebirds.

In the early 1940s, more than 550 acres or 50 percent of the wetlands in Tomales Bay were diked and “reclaimed” for agricultural use. The Point Reyes National Seashore Association worked with a host of stakeholders and funding agencies to develop and execute a plan to breach the dikes and return the property to the Bay.

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Groundwater remediation using chemical oxidation & enhanced biodegradation

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Light non-aqueous phase liquid impacts and associated dissolved phase hydrocarbon (mainly benzene) were present at the site as well as up to 200m off-site underneath neighbouring residences.

Based on a comprehensive technology review, GHD nominated and implemented in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) based on high-pH activated persulphate (HAPS) to remediate the plume. The remediation was successful and the site was deemed to be cleaned up to the extent practicable.

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Guasti Environmental Services

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Situated at the base of the San Bernadino Mountains, Ontario is located in the midst of Southern California’s most accessible highways in the Inland Empire at the junction of the 10 (San Bernadino), 15 (Ontario) and 60 (Pomona) Freeways. The city is positioned amid some of Southern California’s most crucial transportation thoroughfares in road, rail and air travel, and is home to LA-Ontario International Airport, making Ontario a true transportation hub in Southern California. With employment nearly doubling in the past 10 years, Ontario is suited for some of the most exciting developments in the Inland Empire pipeline, including Guasti, a 50 acre mixed-use development located directly between Interstate ten and the Ontario International Airport.

Guasti  was once a self-sufficient community complete with a company store, bakery, fire station, hotel, post office and the world’s largest contiguous vineyard, encompassing more than 5000 acres. Home to the Guasti Mansion, the San Secondo d’Asti Catholic Church, Joseph Filippi Winery Tasting Room and Gift Shop, Saffron Catering and the Homestyle Café, Guasti is positioned to be a unique, planned community blending a proud history and an opportunistic future.

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Improving assets

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In the US state of California, a small property developer is benefiting from the environmental remediation of its property portfolio, which includes 15 shopping centres. Seven of these contained dry cleaning facilities and had documented releases of chlorinated solvents, which were historically used as part of the dry cleaning process.

Seeking to improve environmental and compliance outcomes, the developer engaged GHD to perform investigations of the dry cleaning facilities, commission remediation activities, and work closely with regulatory agencies overseeing the projects. Mark Dockum, GHD's Job Manager says, “We performed soil remediation (soil excavation activities) at two of the sites and successfully negotiated closure of these sites with the regulatory agencies.

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Indigenous Carbon Trading

With the establishment of the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – there are now opportunities for saleable carbon credits to be generated in the land sector, including through reforestation projects. As a result, Indigenous communities are showing interest in wanting to reforest their lands and benefit from broader economic and social opportunities.

A few years ago, GHD was commissioned by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to raise awareness amongst Indigenous people about carbon trading. Initially, this was done by hosting a series of workshops around the country that provided valuable information on the technical, legal and financial issues involved.

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Hexavalent chromium contaminated groundwater was identified at a site formerly used for electroplating.

Hexavalent chromium contaminated groundwater was identified at a site formerly used for electroplating.

Following a detailed investigation and options assessment, GHD selected in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR) as the preferred remediation response. A recirculation system based on injection and extraction wells was used to distribute the reductant (sodium metabisulphite). A two month injection program succeeded in reducing the hexavalent chromium concentrations by 60 percent, allowing monitored natural attenuation to be used as the ongoing long term management strategy.

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Integrated Solid Waste Management Planning, Delaware County, New York USA

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As part of Delaware County’s goal to continue to utilize their existing landfill site, they embarked on extensive efforts to re-define their solid waste management goals and objectives. In order to do so the County assembled a team of planning specialists who focused on centralised and integrated solid waste management and watershed planning issues.

As part of the overall strategy to fully utilise the existing landfill property, GHD successfully identified a solution to continue development of solid waste disposal and processing facilities at the County’s Solid Waste Management Center that satisfied environmental, regulatory, and watershed management standards. These efforts included: solid waste management planning; development of aggressive recycling and landfill diversion strategies; integration of multiple town transfer stations; biosolids management; wetlands evaluation; landfill siting study and permitting; landfill design and construction services; and municipal solid waste (MSW) co-composting facility development.

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Lake Hamilton – Action plan for the improvement of water quality

The Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) engaged GHD to develop an Action Plan to improve water quality in Lake Hamilton in Australia. The overall aim of the Action Plan was to manage and prevent high levels of Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and Escherichia coli (E. coli).

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Measuring Micropollutants in Canberra’s Waterways – Using Passive Samplers

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Micropollutants are chemicals that include pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs, such as hormones) and disinfection by-products Micropollutants are of concern in the environment because even at very low levels they may affect organisms that live within the water ecosystem or those that consume the water (including humans). Micropollutants typically occur at very low concentrations and require special analytical methods to detect them. The challenge is to measure these low level pollutants using a novel method – passive sampling.

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Microbial Source Tracking Analysis

Risk assessment of drinking water supplies for the likely occurrence of pathogenic organism has, for many years, focused on the detection of total coliforms, faecal (or thermotolerant) coliforms, and more recently E. coli as primary indicator of potential faecal contamination. However, outbreaks have occurred in the absence of these microbial indicators, highlighting the need for a multifaceted approach for risk assessment in drinking water supplies.

Microbial Source Tracking (MST) combines physical, chemical and biological diagnostic tests to characterize the level and source of potential faecal contamination. It provides the opportunity to add valuable information to investigations of water supplies and catchment areas.

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Mosquito Monitoring – Seaford Wetlands, Victoria

Mosquito monitoring at Seaford Wetland commenced in early 2007 after concerns about the high abundance of mosquitoes had been raised by local residents and schools. Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but are troubling due to their ability to act as vectors for disease. GHD was commissioned by Melbourne Water to investigate the mosquito population at Seaford Wetlands in order to guide mosquito management.

Three mosquito-borne diseases are considered to be important by the Victorian Department of Health because of the disabling and severe symptoms they can cause.

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Mountainview subdivision, Ontario, Canada

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GHD has played a key role in the development of the 80 hectare, 800 unit Fernbrook Mountainview homes subdivision in Haltan Hills, Ontario, Canada.

From its inception in 2009, GHD has been intimately involved in the development. We delivered detailed engineering drawings for internal municipal roads and services; erosion and sediment control drawings; design of channel compensation works; earthworks, servicing and road contracts; design drawings for utility co-ordination; and structural bridge design and the coordination of services under a local creek.

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Murrumbidgee Ecological Monitoring Program, ACT, Australia

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ACTEW Water introduced a water security program which involved building additional infrastructure to improve the future water supply of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Several components of this initiative involve water transfer via river abstraction, which requires a robust monitoring program that would detect any potential impacts that may eventuate from changes in flow.

The monitoring program design incorporated the conditions of approval from the EPA. The Murrumbidgee Ecological Monitoring Program (MEMP) adopts an adaptive management approach as well as a comprehensive field program which includes monitoring water quality, riparian vegetation, macroinvertebrate communities, fish and geomorphology surveys.

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NRM Practice Change, Australia

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Much of the investment in Natural Resource Management (NRM) in Australia is targeted towards fostering changes in land management practices. There is therefore value in developing tools and resources that will help regional NRM bodies and other investors to understand the people whose practices they are seeking to change and hence, how that change can best be fostered.

The "Making Successful Investments in NRM Practice Change" project was a four year action learning project, with the project team from GHD working in close collaboration with staff from ten regional NRM bodies across Australia.

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Remediation of groundwater using soil vapour extraction, Australia

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A large underground fuel leak at a regional service station resulted in an off-site plume of light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) up to 100m long.

Soil vapour extraction (SVE) was selected by GHD as the preferred remediation option. After successful pilot trials, GHD oversaw the installation of a full scale SVE system comprising eight extraction wells, and vapour stream treated using an internal combustion engine. During the first six months of its operation the system had removed approximately 16 tonnes of LNAPL.

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Repair shoreline revetment, Diego Garcia, USA

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GHD, as the prime engineer, provided civil and marine structural design, services under a Design/Build project with Black Construction at the US Navy support facility on Diego Garcia.

The project consists of demolishing existing shoreline protection, installation of 700 linear feet of new rock revetment, and site grading.  Documents developed included a basis of design report and calculations, construction plans and specifications. Revetment design was performed by determining the wave environment associated with the revetment grading and comparing this to the wave return periods predicted in the storm analysis.

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Salt River Ecosystem Restoration

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Working with a number of public agencies on one of the State of California’s biggest environmental projects, we provided design, permitting, and outreach services to restore more than seven miles of the Salt River and its floodplain and 290 acres of estuarine habitat.

The purpose of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project is to restore historic processes and functions, necessary for re-establishing riparian floodplain corridor, wetlands and estuarine ecosystems as part of a land use, flood alleviation, and watershed management program, to the Salt River watershed. Levees constructed to protect the productive agricultural lands of the Salt River floodplain from the adjacent Eel River’s tidal and flood influences have altered regional drainage patterns, which, coupled with naturally high influent sediment loads, have resulted in accelerated aggradation and loss of stream and sediment transport function and habitat value across the Salt River floodplain. The ongoing aggradation and flooding of local infrastructure and agricultural land have led to loss of habitat for threatened and endangered species, reduced property values, and decline in agricultural productivity.

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Site remediation cost assessment for a property transaction, Australia

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GHD was engaged by a NSW government agency to prepare preliminary remediation budget ranges for two parcels of land located west of Sydney that it was considering purchasing.

Site specific data were combined with a series of broad judgment-based probability modeling assumptions. Monte Carlo simulations were then used to calculate the 50th, 75th and 95th percentile remediation cost estimates taking into account the uncertainties associated with the site characterisation at that stage.

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St Barbara Limited Gold mines

As part of its business and compliance management requirements, St Barbara Limited has engaged GHD to prepare mine closure and rehabilitation plans along with subsequent closure cost estimates for its gold mining operations.

Our team developed 'domain' closure and rehabilitation plans for the mines' various site features, tailings storage and waste rock facilities. The plans include consideration of new regulatory needs and St Barbara’s consultation with their stakeholders.

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Teledyne Ryan Demolition

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GHD has been retained to provide predesign, design engineering and general consulting services for the TDY Demolition Project. The site is owned by the San Diego Unified Port District and is currently leased to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

The Teledyne Ryan site is being prepared for future expansion of Lindbergh field as part of the Airport Master Plan.

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Townsville Marine Precinct

Inner city residential expansion and the desire to improve current marine facilities, both environmentally and structurally, led the Port of Townsville to embark on the concept of a new marine precinct.

The precinct, which was opened in 2011, features a marina at the mouth of Townsville's Ross River and will consolidates a large portion of the city’s marine industry into one central location. It provides modern facilities to support boat building and maintenance including berths for various vessels, refuelling facilities, commercial and recreational businesses and cold storage and distribution facilities for the seafood industry.

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Upgrade halts water erosion in ravine

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Following a one-in-100-year storm that hit the north of Toronto in Canada, Birkdale Ravine was severely eroded, causing significant damage to surrounding assets. As a result, The City of Toronto turned to GHD to provide an urgent response.

Our goal was to prevent further damage to the valley wall and loss of private property. We developed an urgent design solution to restore and stabilise the channel in the affected areas, including existing road crossing structure and private property.

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Water Asset Identification

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority in Victoria, Australia engaged GHD to undertake the Water Asset Identification Project (WAIP) to develop a state-wide dataset of water assets, and provide a strategic level view of their vulnerability to the potential impacts of coal mining and coal seam gas (CSG) development.

The challenge was combining a spatial data creation project with natural resource focused team in a short fixed timeframe with multiple stakeholders from differing levels of government. To achieve this, GHD’s multidisciplinary team used existing authoritative data, which were enhanced and reviewed through stakeholder engagement.

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Weed Beach Park Master Planning, Darien, Connecticut USA

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Weed Beach is an extraordinarily valuable asset to the Town of Darien. Located along the Connecticut shoreline of Long Island Sound, this park offers both active and passive recreational activities.

In May 2005, the Town of Darien Parks & Recreation Commission retained GHD to prepare a Master Plan for Weed Beach Park. The Master Plan was for the upgrade and expansion of an existing, heavily used, 22± acre park facility that contains a public beach, light craft launch area, picnic area, tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, children's play area, a number of buildings, 250± parking spaces and undeveloped woods. GHD services for this project included participation in public meetings, public outreach, park design and implementation phase assistance.

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West Vancouver Freight Access - Schedule 1

The Port of Vancouver manages a significant link in the rail corridor, providing critical connectivity for freight mobility throughout the Pacific Northwest. A chokepoint at the entrance of the port leads to track conflicts and causes severe congestion, hindering the port’s ability to maintain smooth operations and a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

GHD, (as a sub-consultant to DEA), was selected to complete Schedule 1, the catalyst in a series of important projects that will increase rail capacity and maximizes future port growth potential.

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Australia

Stephen Trainor

Stephen Trainor

Stephen Trainor is GHD’s Australian Market Leader for Environment. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the environmental sector and is a specialist in this field, with specific emphasis on pollution and environmental management. Stephen provides direction and technical leadership across projects including acquisition, divestment, merger and demerger due diligence as well as corporate policy development and implementation, environmental risk management and environmental accounting. Stephen has conducted in excess of 300 contaminated site assessments and environmental audits across numerous countries particularly strategic environment components of mergers, acquisitions and divestment.

Stephen provides strategic advice in a variety of areas including, Corporate policy development and implementation, environmental impact assessment, environmental accounting, stakeholder and community consultation, facility auditing, contaminated land and remediation assessment, mine rehabilitation and mine closure, environmental risk management, waste management, groundwater monitoring, statutory approval, climate change and energy management.

Stephen is a certified Senior Environmental Auditor under RABQSA and is a member of GHD’s Sustainability Advisory Group and Acquisitions and Integration Advisory Group. As a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development , Stephen takes on the role as GHD’s Liaison Delegate.

Market Leader Environment – Australia
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+61 7 3316 3903

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Andrew Porter - Sydney

Stephen Trainor

Andrew is an environmental scientist with more than 15 years’ experience managing and delivering water and environment related projects, including residential and landscape water savings, effluent reuse management, contaminated site works, land capability assessments, management of acid sulfate soils and catchment wide water quality investigations.

As a motivated and experienced project manager, project director, team leader and business group manager, Andrew has developed a balanced skill base gained from practical experience within research, policy, technical, management and consulting roles.

As Market Leader, Andrew works closely with the Sydney Environmental team, comprising more than 100 people who provide services in impact assessment and environment approvals, waste management, stakeholder engagement and social sustainability, contamination and remediation, ecology and bushfire, hazardous materials, environmental management, natural resource management, defence services and agribusiness.

Market Leader – Sydney, New South Wales
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+61 2 9239 7258

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Andrew Roy - Victoria

Andrew Roy

Andrew has highly-developed project management and leadership skills, which were gained from more than 20 years’ experience working in government, international development and consulting. He has a background in natural resource management and experience leading complex ecological investigations, managing multidisciplinary environmental assessments on large infrastructure projects, ecological risk assessment, and greenhouse gas management. Andrew is an EPA Victoria appointed Environmental Auditor (Natural Resources) and Lead Auditor under the Australian Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.

Market Leader – Victoria
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+61 3 8687 8707

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David Chubb - Queensland

David Chubb

David has 22 years’ experience as an environmental scientist. His involvement on major infrastructure projects throughout Australia has provided him understanding of the issues and challenges of major infrastructure development and the complexity of the environmental, community and jurisdictional issues associated with such developments.

David has worked as the project manager and project director on numerous environmental impact assessment projects for major developments. He has experience in taking development proposals through the approvals, licensing and construction phases. He has also delivered approvals within an integrated management, design and construction team. His experience also extends into the transport sector as well as feasibility, options studies and approvals that have involved communicating complex issues to a broad range of stakeholders.

Market Leader – Queensland
T: +61 7 3316 3882

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David Horn - Western Australia

David Horn

David Horn is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Engineering and over 25 years of professional experience. He has particular technical knowledge and experience related to urban water management, environmental water quality and hydrodynamic modelling. David has worked as a civil engineer with the Water Authority of WA and for Costain Civil Engineering (UK). He held positions at the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia before joining GHD in 2004. David has experience providing environmental consulting services to private and public sector clients including oil & gas operators, mining companies, land developers, utilities and infrastructure providers. He has contributed to industry and government policy development on a range of environmental issues. David is a project director in the Perth office and leads GHD’s environmental business in Western Australia, comprising more than 80 people and providing the full range of environmental consulting services.

Market Leader – Western Australia
T: +61 8 6222 8559

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Michael Ulph - Newcastle

Michael Ulph

Michael has experience across a number of major industry sectors including waste management, rail, roads, ports, coal seam gas, renewables, health, remediation of contaminated land and land redevelopment.

A specialist in stakeholder engagement, marketing, market research, and community education, he has experience in workshop facilitation, social media, and publications production experience.

Michael has qualifications in environmental management, stakeholder engagement, communications and marketing. He is Chair of the Hunter Environmental Institute, Marketing Director of the Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

Market Leader – Newcastle, New South Wales
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+61 2 4910 7788

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Geoff Metcalfe - Northern Territory

Stephen Trainor

Geoff is the Environment Group Manager for GHD’s Northern Territory business. He is a senior environmental scientist with 13 years’ experience in environmental management and regulation of mines, heavy industry and municipal activities, with an emphasis on land rehabilitation and water quality. As a senior project manager and project director, Geoff’s experience includes management of complex environmental projects, regulatory reporting, compliance auditing and water quality analysis and review.

Market Leader – Northern Territory
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+61 8 8982 0163

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Michael Scott - South Australia

Michael Scott

Michael is responsible for management of GHD’s Water and Environment business within South Australia. His experience includes leadership of major international infrastructure master planning projects; regional water supply infrastructure upgrades, environmental rehabilitation, investigations and assessments and design and construction of building projects.

With a focus on project outcomes, risk management and client relationships, Michael has been recognised through awards such as Project Manager for the Lake Condah Restoration project (Engineers Australia Excellence Award, Project Management, 2011), Young Professional Engineer of the Year (Engineers Australia SA, 2009) and his 2013 appointment to the Engineers Australia SA Division Committee. His key area of experience includes management of multidisciplinary teams to deliver the benefits of GHD’s connected global network to clients.

Market Leader – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6696

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Sarah Fitzgerald - Tasmania

Sarah FitzGerald

Sarah has 19 years’ experience in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating community and stakeholder engagement and communication strategies. She is experienced in working across the spectrum from large controversial infrastructure projects to government initiatives in liquor, gaming and road safety. Sarah has exceptional facilitation experience and is able to maintain an independent focus in her facilitation work. Previously Sarah has worked as a coach, program evaluator and government advisor.

Market Leader – Tasmania
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+61 3 6210 0724

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New Zealand

Maurice Hoban

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Maurice is a senior manager with 20 years of experience in strategic advice, environmental management, resource efficiency, stakeholder engagement, project delivery and communications.

He is passionate about delivering innovative solutions that reduce cost, improve business efficiency as well as delivering great environmental, social and customer outcomes.

Market Leader – New Zealand
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+64 9 370 8212

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2016

  • The Orchard Close Flood Alleviation project, Waterloo Road, Ketley, UK, 2016 Sustainability Award, Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) Midlands – GHD Livigunn

2015

  • Arcata City Trail & Foster Avenue Extension, City of Arcata, USA, 2015 Project of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers – San Francisco, Section, North Coast Branch
  • Hattah Lakes, Victoria Excellence in Design Award – World Environmental Day Awards, United Nations Association of Australia – won by GHD in association with Goulburn Murray Water, Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Mallee Catchment Management Authority
  • ExxonMobil – King Ranch, Mayflower Release, and Comyn Remediation projects, USA, Safety Award for flawless execution from ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company
  • Sandy High School, Oregon, USA, Grand Award for Engineering Excellence – American Council of Engineering Companies in Oregon, USA
  • Levi’s Stadium, California, USA, Grand Project of the Year Award, Region 9 – American Society of Civil Engineers

2014

  • Barwon Water Alliance, Earth Award (VIC) Civil Contractors’ Federation – Armstrong Creek Trunk Sewer Connection Project
  • Enlarged Cotter Dam (Bulk Water Alliance), Commended Accredited Rating – Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
  • ExxonMobil Mayflower Oil Spill, Environmental Service Award (CRA) – 2014 US South Consultants Day
  • COM11 Tower, Lusail City, Qatar
    • 2014 Environment Champion Award – Lusail City
    • 2014 Safety Champion Award – Lusail City
  • Hyde Park Lakes Restoration
    • Engineers Australia (WA) Award for Excellence – Environment Category
    • 2014 Engineers Australia (WA) Award for Excellence – Small Company Projects Category
  • Hattah Lakes Environmental Infrastructure
    • Engineers Australia Award for Excellence (National) – Environment Category
    • Engineers Australia Award for Excellence (VIC) – Environment Category
  • Shell Award for outstanding achievements as a Global Environmental Services Strategy (GESS) consultant
    • Third Party Spend Savings (TPSS) Award
    • First Time Right (FTR) Award

2013

  • Best Waste Consultant in Australia, Inside Waste Magazine
  • Coastal Hazards Adaptation Study, North Queensland, Award for Excellence - Reports, Procedures and Systems Category - Engineers Australia (Queensland)
  • Cotter Dam - Bulk Water Alliance, National Program Innovation Award, Australian Water Association
  • Arizona Department of Transportation Facilities, National Award of Merit for outstanding safety record, Arizona Water Association

2012

  • Best Waste Consultant in Australia, Inside Waste Magazine
  • City East Alliance - Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Environmental Excellence Award, Leighton Contractors Western Australia
  • Health Screening Levels for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil and Groundwater, CEO Award, Center for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

2011

  • 'Future of Waste' Campaign - Lake Macquarie City Council, Excellence in Communication Award, NSW Local Government and Shires Association
  • New Doha International Airport - Long Term Environmental Monitoring, Safety Performance Award, Overseas Betchel

2010

  • Williamstown Wetlands, Victorian Coastal Award, Natural Environment Category, Victorian Coastal Council
  • Port of Townsville Rehabilitation Works, Australian Marine Environmental Award, Australian Marine Environment Protection
  • Nyrstar Groundwater Interception System, Silver Award, Environmental category, Consult Australia
  • Victorian Desalination Project, Silver Award, Environmental category, Consult Australia
  • The Cleaner Seas Alliance, High Commendation (Queensland), Environment Category, Engineers Australia