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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:

Maurice Hoban
T: +61 7 3316 3903
M: +61 4 1978 5121
E: Maurice Hoban

Calwell Slipway Remediation

Calwell Slipway Remediation

Port Nelson Ltd, in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment, engaged GHD to investigate the nature and extent of historical contamination to one of the largest slipways in New Zealand – the Calwell Slipway at Port Nelson.

Environmental investigations identified historical inadequate containment of used antifouling paints and other products of vessel maintenance had contaminated marine muds with Tributyltin (Tbt) and Copper among other contaminants. The levels exceed allowable limits for disposal of the dredged muds to the consented marine spoil dump. Navigability through dredging is fundamental to the port’s continued operation and due to the contamination, conventional dredging and disposal of the spoil at sea was not possible.

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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
+64 9 370 8212

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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
+61 7 3316 3903

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  • 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


  • 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


  • '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


  • 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