Consultants

 

     
 

Elaine Treglown

Director, TCG Planning

Elaine is the founder and Managing Director of TCG Planning. She is an Urban Planner with 25 years experience as a town planner involved in both development assessment and strategic planning within local government and as a private consultant in New South Wales and Tasmania. As the Managing Director of TCG Planning Elaine remains actively involved in the preparation and review of planning policies for local government and has extensive experience in high level negotiations at all tiers of government, together with public chairing and mediation.

Elaine will be coordinating the overall project, undertaking community consultation as well as preparing the Land Use and Development Strategy, Arts and Cultural Study, Recreation and Open Space Plan, Coastal Plan, Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy for St Mary’s and St Helens and the Municipal Management Plan.

       
 

Nadine Page

Senior Planner, TCG Planning

TNadine has 16 years experience as a town planner, in both development assessment and strategic planning within local government and as a senior planning consultant at TCG Planning for the past 7 years.  This experience has placed her in a position where she can provide valued specialist advice on a broad range of town planning matters. She has a specific expertise in the application of the EP&A Act and related planning instruments, development control documents and guidelines. Nadine has extensive statutory planning and management experience relevant to major CBD developments and the enforcement of the City’s design excellence outcomes. She has highly developed negotiation and analytical skills and has been involved in NSW Land and Environment Court appeals.

Nadine will be involved in community consultation as well as preparing the Land Use and Development Strategy, Arts and Cultural Study, Recreation and Open Space Plan, Coastal Plan, Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategy for St Mary’s and St Helens and the Municipal Management Plan.

 
       
 

Mark Jones

Architect, Architects Edmiston Jones

Architects Edmiston Jones are a regionally based architectural practice that started 30 years ago on the NSW South Coast. AEJ has grown from its country roots with projects in Queensland and Tasmania that capitalises on an expertise that has grown from extensive residential, commercial and civic projects. The essence of our architectural service is communication and we look forward to working with the Break O’Day community. 

The role of Architects Edmiston Jones will be to provide architectural advice reviewing the future of the existing Council building and also establishing design guidelines for future structures and street furniture that will add to the amenity in each town and village.

       
 

Michael Connell

Economist, MCA Consultants

Michael  is an economist  and over the last 10 years has worked on regional economic development strategies and  projects in areas  in Australia including: the Upper Hunter Region;  Gloucester; Port Stephens; Lake Macquarie; Newcastle; Wollongong; Echuca/Moama; East Gippsland; Latrobe Valley; Wellington; Glenelg; Wodonga; and Ballarat. He has undertaken major projects in tourism development in coastal areas; the Murray River region; and in a l pine areas of Victoria.  His work covers assessment of regions and their future opportunities for sustainable development and feasibility studies on major infrastructure projects (eg. town centres, airports, marinas, retail facilities, tourism resorts).  Michael has also been an advisor to the TAFE sector on industry education and training needs.

Michael will be developing the Economic Development Strategy and working with Aurecon to undertake the assessment of the St Helen’s Aerodrome for the Airstrip Feasibility Study.

       
 

Simon Oakley

Senior Airport Engineer, Aurecon

Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. The group, with an office network extending across 23 countries, has been involved in projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and employs around 7 000 people throughout 11 industry groups. Aurecon’s dedicated Aviation Team delivers multidisciplinary planning, design, project management, construction supervision and maintenance services for all airside and landside facilities at airports, aerodromes and airfields worldwide.

Aurecon will be preparing the Technical Scoping Study for the St Helens Aerodrome redevelopment for the Airstrip Feasibility Study.

       
 

Colin Cockroft

General Manager East / Senior Engineer – Energy Made Clean

Colin has strong engineering skills and proven experience in the management of complex, high value projects, through various stages of development. Colin led EMC’s involvement in the NSW Department of State and Regional Development low carbon innovations project. He has developed several unique tools to assess carbon abatement options from a number of perspectives and to manage the trade off between financial, environmental and social goals.

Energy Made Clean will be preparing the Responding to Climate Change Study.

       
 

Mathew Richards

Civil Engineer, Northrop Principal

Mathew Richards is Northrop Principal – Civil Engineer and has eighteen (18) years’ experience working in both local government and engineering consulting.  His interests lie in working with stakeholders and the community to deliver integrated, robust and sustainable solutions to siteworks, infrastructure, stormwater and flood management projects.

Mathew will be managing the Team responsible for delivering the Stormwater Management Plan component of the MMP.

       
 

Kevan Meldrum

Senior Civil Engineer, Northrop Principal

Kevan Meldrum is Northrop Principal – Senior Civil Engineer and has over 40 years’ experience working with government agencies and in consulting.  His extensive experience in civil engineering adds value at every stage of land development, infrastructure and stormwater management projects.

Kevan will be validating the technical assessments associated with preparing the Stormwater Management Plans – to confirm the outcomes can be implemented in a practical manner.

       
 

Ian S A Ferris

Technical Consultant, Environmental Service and Design (ESandD)

Ian has over 35 years of technical experience throughout Australia in the fields of geology, mining, and geotechnical, environmental and civil engineering. He has direct experience in industry, consulting and local government, in technical and managerial roles. He is a NATA Assessor for civil engineering materials laboratories. Specific skills include: Geotechnical site assessments: Erosion, landslip, AS2870 Site Classification and AS1547 Site & Soil for effluent disposal; Environmental site assessments for sand and gravel pits, quarries, mines, residential and commercial developments; Coastal Vulnerability Assessment; Environmental Monitoring: dust, gas, water, soil, vegetation, rock, radiation; Contamination: hydrocarbons, pesticides, metals, asbestos etc; Acid sulphate soils: mapping, delineating, managing; Site rehabilitation: ecosystem return or repair; Asbestos surveys and identification; and Laboratory and small business management
ESandD will be assisting with the preparation of the Coastal Plan by providing vegetation mapping and vegetation management planning.

     
 

Philip Milner

Horticulturist / Vegetation Consultant, Environmental Service and Design (ESandD)

Phil has over 30 years experience in the fields of amenity horticulture, landscape management, Tasmanian flora and vegetation. He has project managed many vegetation and landscape projects while working in the state government sector, in the private sector and over the last 14 years through his own consultancy. He is well known and respected within the environmental community and the landscape industry. His project areas have included: Botanical surveys and vegetation assessments; Re-vegetation projects; Landscape project management; Landscape maintenance project management; Teacher of horticulture (TAFE)

ESandD will be assisting with the preparation of the Coastal Plan by providing vegetation mapping and vegetation management planning.
 
     
 

Adrian Bitzios

Traffic Engineer - Project Manager – Bitzios Consulting

Adrian has more than 16 years of experience in transport planning and traffic engineering mostly with local and state governments. Adrian is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is on the National Professional Engineering Register. His specialist skills include project management, traffic management, transport planning, intelligent transport systems planning and network performance evaluation. Bitzios Consulting has a particular niche in town centre traffic studies and modelling. In his management role within the firm Adrian has developed expertise in assessing capacity constrained centres where he uses his breadth of expertise in land use, public transport, parking, modelling and traffic operations to develop integrated network solutions

Bitzios Consulting will be working closely with TCG Planning to prepare the St Helens and St Marys Urban Design and Traffic Management Strategies.