Communication Systems

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Communication systems and infrastructure are essential components of commercial, industrial, utility and government services.

Whether the requirement is office data and voice networks, specialist industrial systems or broadband high capacity links, our clients benefit from GHD’s integrated services from concept through to commissioning.

GHD uses communications technology extensively for:

  • Office voice and data systems
  • Power and water industry SCADA systems
  • Voice and data radio networks
  • Security classified Department of Defence requirements
  • Industrial process control and monitoring networks
  • Specialist systems for airfield lighting and navaids
  • Backbone communications networks and links
  • Digital and analog video systems
  • Security, surveillance and building services
  • Transportation

Experience what other clients such as Hutchison, Optus, Vodafone, Telstra, AAPT and OneTel have through our services such as site selection, acquisition, planning, engineering documentation of over 5000 telecommunications sites.


  • Mobile, cabled and satellite telecommunications
  • Integrated planning services
  • Independent technical assessment
  • Costing of communications options
  • Design and documentation for network integration
  • EPCM services 
  • Environmental impact & native title assessment
  • Electromagnetic energy (EME) radiation assessment
  • Structural engineering assessment
  • Project management
  • Property acquisition risk assessment
  • Land surveying and lease plans
  • Civil, electrical and structural design
  • GIS applications and database development

For further information, contact:

Adrian Hart
Service Line Leader, Communication Systems – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 2 6113 3259
E: Adrian Hart

Vince Wolcott
Service Line Leader, Communication Systems - North America
T: +1 703 488 9990
E: Vince Wolcott

Alkimos Wastewater Treatment Plant


GHD was engaged by the Water Corporation in Western Australia to design the AUD80 million 20 ML/d Alkimos Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of the Alkimos Water Alliance (AWA) comprising Multiplex, McMahon and Zublin.

The design incorporates the main elements of the wastewater treatment process, including two x 50m diameter secondary sedimentation tanks, three x 15ML oxidation ditches, inlet works, sludge thickening and odour control.

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UK Rail Footprint Assessment


Greenhouse gas (GHG) management is an essential part of any organisation’s sustainability and corporate responsibility agenda. GHD partnered with CenSA on railways greenhouse gas emissions measurement in the United Kingdom.

In December 2008, the United Kingdom (UK) made a upgraded its commitment to reduce its national carbon dioxide emissions, by at least 34 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050, in comparison to 1990 levels. In anticipation of tough regulatory and other policy drivers, the rail sector sought to better understand its contribution to the national GHG footprint and the ways in which this can be reduced.

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Wynyard Walk pedestrian tunnel tender design, Sydney


Wynyard Walk is a pedestrian walkway in the Sydney CBD linking Wynyard Station and the multi-billion dollar Barangaroo waterfront development. The project comprises a pedestrian tunnel (110 meters in length), a multilevel entrance building, underpinning of two large buildings, a pedestrian bridge across Sussex Street and a new public plaza at the corner of Kent and Napoleon Street. GHD was Technical Advisor to Transport for NSW, providing technical review and support across all engineering disciplines for the design and construction phases of the project, including: geotechnical, tunnelling, demolition, structure, building and tunnel services, fire engineering, noise and vibration, and project management, including support for commercial negotiations, as well as Building Code of Australia (BCA) and disability access advice.

The 9 m wide tunnel (initially valued at AUD284M) is at shallow cover within the Triassic Hawkesbury Sandstone. Complex interactions with existing high-rise tower foundations and congested overlying services corridors were a critical aspect of the project.

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Instrumentation & Control

Adrian Hart

Adrian Hart

Adrian has more than 21 years’ experience in the security industry. He an extensive background in designing security system solutions, contract management, client liaison and cost control for all government an private sector security, access control, closed circuit television, intercom and intruder alarm related projects.

Service Line Leader, Communication Systems – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
+61 2 6113 3259
E: Adrian Hart

United Kingdom

Darren Walton

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Darren has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security, Communications & Technology industry as a designer and project manager in both the private and public sectors. Darren provides high quality consultancy advice within a commercially astute market and has a track record of project delivery and fiscal control.

Darren's experience includes a variety of Security, IT, Communications and Railway Telecoms projects, both as part of major/standalone construction and refurbishments projects and also smaller standalone client led projects. Darren provides a wide range of specialist consultancy services including system design, project and programme management from concept through to system handover.

Principal, Security, Communications and Technology Consulting Group - United Kingdom
+44 1904 436 122
E: Darren Walton

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