Emma is the technical director for Community and Place and supports the delivery of services in the natural hazards and resilience, environment and planning, infrastructure and advisory sectors. She is a qualified engagement practitioner who specialised in the development and implementation of engagement strategies to support a wide spectrum of projects. As both an environmental engineer and a consultation specialist with nearly 20 years of experience, Emma brings her scientific and critical thinking to her approach to consultation, to create effective and meaningful engagement processes that ensure community views, and those of stakeholders, are captured and understood. She is able tocraft communication collateral that simply and concisely explains technical information to support understanding and ensure community feedback into complex project is informed.
Emma has experience across a wide range of infrastructure projects including roads, maritime, quarries and flood infrastructure. Her involvement in these projects has drawn on all aspects of her expertise, including environmental impact assessments, community and stakeholder engagement, hydraulic analysis and project management.
Emma is also an experienced floodplain manager undertaking flood related assessments. Emma has managed numerous flood related studies in NSW. She is both experienced in the technical aspects of these studies as well as the relevant local and state government context, guidelines and best practice. She has undertaken floodplain studies across a range of Sydney urban areas and NSW coastal and regional catchments.
Emma has specialities in geomorphology and riparian corridors. She has been involved in catchment related assessment across a range of projects including environmental impacts assessments, flood studies, waterway rehabilitation, design, and policy and planning advice for local government.