Louise has over 20 years’ experience in environmental impact assessments, environmental licensing and management, water resources, coastal and floodplain management and stakeholder engagement in Australia, PNG, Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Singapore.
Louise is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng, NPER) with registrations in both the Civil and Environmental colleges. She is a Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Louise has comprehensive experience in a range of sectors including linear infrastructure (road, rail, electricity, pipelines), site-specific infrastructure (ports, water/wastewater, waste management and resource recovery facilities), Defence, mining, LNG and land development.
Louise is passionate about sustainability in design and design incorporating adaptive planning and features to address climate change and human factors. By making these aspects a priority for projects at their genesis, many aspects of the environmental impact assessment and stakeholder engagement process can be more readily addressed.
Economics and Environment
Understanding impacts and finding ways to enhance the benefits while minimising the costs is Leo’s focus. Be it in the realm of transport economics or the environmental management of deep sea mining, he is passionate about understanding systems, interactions and the associated risks to our clients, environment and communities.
With over a decade of experience in national and international Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Leo has worked on some of the largest infrastructure projects (including oil and gas, mining, transport and hydropower) in the world. He delivers bankable ESIAs in accordance with project scales and requirements, local, state and national legislation, and applicable international standards. Leo is a Certified Environmental Practitioner.
He is a skilled economist with a specialisation in transport economics and business case development. He uses his economic modelling skills to examine project feasibility and performance, as well as identify the socio-economic costs and benefits.
Environmental and social impact assessment to state, federal and international standards.
Environmental and social management plans.
Environmental risk assessment.
Approvals and permits.
Risk identification and evaluation.
Adaptation and adaptability.
Terrestrial ecological impact assessment.
Transport economic impact assessment.
Business case and project justification.
Community, agency and corporate engagement.
Stakeholder engagement plans & grievance mechanisms.