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WHO WE ARE

Element delivers quality environmental assessment and management documentation, and flexible development and construction approvals, on time and within budget. Element uses its social impact assessment and community engagement expertise to minimise social impacts, create positive stakeholder relationships, and create a social license for complex projects.

Our team of recognised experts use their intimate knowledge of planning and environmental legislation and their reputation and relationships with key regulators, to guide your project through the complex planning and construction approvals process.

Everyone at Element understands the importance of true collaboration. We work seamlessly with our clients to identify key project risks and develop robust solutions by thinking differently.

Our Team

Our people are carefully selected to join Element not just for their extensive technical knowledge, but for their verbal and written communication skills and most importantly, their attitude. Element has had 100% staff retention since the company was formed, this ensures efficiency and continuity in project delivery for our clients.

Neville Hattingh

Director

Neville Hattingh

Neville is the Director and Founder of Element and has exceptional business acumen, having owned and managed a successful consultancy abroad as well as leading large teams of environmental consultants in Australia.

Neville has over 15 years experience in environmental impact assessment, environmental planning and environmental management, across the transport, resources, infrastructure, water, and property sectors. He has successfully led the project management and coordination of more than 250 environmental approvals, including the range of professionals and specialists involved.

Neville has provided expert guidance to the complex environmental approvals process under Part 4, Part 5 and Part 3A (since repealed) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) on a number of projects including:

  • North West Rail Link
  • Marulan South Limestone Mine
  • Maldon Rail Terminal
  • Badgerys Creek Quarry and Brick Making
  • ARTC Curve Easing project

 

Neville is a proven leader of multidisciplinary teams with strong communication and management skills. He specialises in delivering client-focused solutions whilst managing social and environmental risk, reputation, regulatory approvals and compliance. He has driven numerous projects from initial feasibility through to project implementation.

Email:neville@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0404 252 265

Darren Green

Associate

Darren Green

Darren has 10 years experience specialising in the project management of environmental assessments and construction approvals across the transport, infrastructure, water, extractive, construction and waste sectors.

Darren’s experience provides significant value to clients, in both the planning approvals and construction phases of projects. Darren has led the delivery of environmental approvals for State Significant and other major projects and has then worked as the environment and community manager during the construction phase. This allows Darren to truly understand what works and doesn’t work on-site, and therefore what environmental controls should be committed to in the environmental assessment of a project.

Darren is also a RABQSA ISO 14001:2004 Lead Auditor and is endorsed by the Department of Planning and Environment to undertake independent environmental audits against conditions of consent for major projects.

Email:darren@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0418 969 624

Brad Cole

Principal Environmental Consultant

Brad Cole

Over the past 15 years Brad has worked as an environmental professional guiding some of the largest construction projects in the country. Brad has earned a strong reputation as a leader in construction environmental management, delivering desired outcomes through innovation and leadership in collaboration with clients and regulators.

Brad has worked for NSW Roads and Maritime Services and various Tier 1 construction companies, primarily on major road and rail projects. He is therefore well known in the industry and has a strong understanding of the regulatory landscape. Brad specialises in erosion and sediment control management, preparation and review of construction environmental management plans and licencing requirements, project compliance, and constructability assessments.

Brad is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC #7645).

Email:brad@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0407 782 830

Luke Farrell

Senior Environmental Consultant

Luke Farrell

Luke has over 9 years experience in environmental impact assessment, environmental planning and environmental management, across the transport, extractive industry, water and construction and infrastructure sectors.

Luke has worked in secondment roles (client side) and as an independent consultant in environmental assessment and construction management roles on several major infrastructure projects, providing sound advice and practical solutions to complex environmental issues. He has demonstrated his excellent written and verbal communication skills on these projects and achieved excellent results for our clients.

Luke is currently delivering environmental planning approvals under Part 4 and 5 of the EP&A Act including Review of Environmental Factors, Designated Development and State Significant Development Environmental Impact Statements, as well as construction approvals and environmental management plans.

Email:luke@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0455 666 006

Rachel Dodd

Senior Environmental Consultant

Rachel Dodd

Rachel regularly works with local, state and commonwealth government regulatory authorities and private industries, providing specialist environmental planning consultancy advice and project management services. In the delivery of planning approvals for major projects, Rachel manages multidisciplinary teams of specialists, engages thoroughly with government agencies and prepares high quality environmental assessment documentation. Over her 10 years in the environmental consulting industry Rachel has also gained a sound understanding of construction phase environmental issues through on-site environmental management, compliance auditing and stakeholder consultation roles.

Rachel has expertise in a wide range of industry sectors including underground coal mining, rail infrastructure, ports, waste management, materials handling facilities, quarries and renewable energy (wind power and bio-refining). Rachel has managed numerous State Significant Infrastructure and Development projects and is well versed in the environmental legislative context of NSW.

Email:rachel@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0435 945 195

Brendon Hooton

Senior Environmental Consultant

Brendon Hooton

Brendon has spent the past 9 years working as an environmental management specialist on a number of major water, transport infrastructure and energy projects (including wind farms, transmissions lines and substations) in Sydney and broader NSW.

Brendon has a unique background having spent equal parts of his career working in a Tier 1 construction company, and as a consultant on secondment with Sydney Water delivering complex water infrastructure projects. This experience in environmental assessment, planning approvals, construction approvals, and construction environmental management makes Brendon an extremely well-rounded environmental professional with a diverse range of experience.

Brendon is also a RABQSA ISO 14001:2004 Lead Auditor.

Email:brendon@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0429 598 963

Mark Ryan

Senior Environmental Consultant

Mark Ryan

Based in Townsville, Queensland, Mark has 11 years experience in environmental consulting, with expertise in achieving sustainable outcomes for residential, mixed use (housing, commercial and light industrial) and linear infrastructure projects (roads, railways and pipelines).

Mark has demonstrated experience as a project manager having been responsible for the execution of a wide range of environmental assessments, leading projects from the project approval phase to implementation. Mark is committed to delivering projects on time, within budget, and excels at leading and managing multidisciplinary teams.

Mark recently completed a contract role as the Environment Manager for the construction of the $400 million White Rock Wind Farm in northern NSW, the largest wind farm in Australia.

Email:mark@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone: 0474 769 715

Mark Roberts

Senior Environmental Consultant

Mark Roberts

Mark is a qualified environmental scientist with experience in environmental approvals and assessments. He has 9 years experience in the preparation of environmental impact assessments and management plans with particular expertise in mining, extractive industry, water, road and waste projects. Mark is an exceptional project manager and lead author who gained these valuable skills through the delivery of a number of complex State Significant projects.

Mark has experience in bushfire hazard assessment and has a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection. He also assisted lead auditors in the preparation of compliance audits of development consent conditions of approval.

Jamie Seaton

Social Impact Assessment and Engagement Leader

Jamie Seaton

Jamie is our Social Impact Assessment and Community Engagement Leader. With 10 years experience in community and stakeholder engagement in the transport infrastructure and energy sectors, Jamie specialises in issues management and has managed government and community relations activities for Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Linc Energy, and Brisbane City and North Sydney Councils. Jamie has designed and implemented numerous community and stakeholder engagement strategies across major projects including the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade, Sydney Northern Beaches B-Line and TfNSW Inner West Light Rail Extension.

Jamie completed a PhD in 2010 which focused on the social impacts of population migration for local communities. Jamie is suitably qualified and experienced to undertake social impact assessments for all projects including State Significant Developments (SSD). He is currently leading social impact assessments for the continued operation and expansion of the Marulan South Limestone Mine, and a major NSW sand mine.

Email:jamie@elementenvironment.com.au

Phone:0466 413 645

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