Less than eighteen months since establishing its Canberra office, EMM Consulting is pleased to announce the strengthening of environmental and planning technical capabilities with three senior appointments.

Building upon the existing local environmental specialist services, the additional expertise will support delivery of environmental approvals, land contamination, hydrogeology and heritage projects.  The technical expansion will also allow for continued growth in the water infrastructure, Commonwealth government and transport sectors.

Amanda Weston, Associate – Environmental Planning and Approvals

Amanda specialises in providing strategic environmental advice to ensure projects are not only detail oriented but deliver practical solutions to complex problems. Amanda joins EMM with 25 years’ experience in environmental planning, assessment and compliance at local and state levels, with expertise in the delivery and management of large-scale projects and managing multidisciplinary teams. Throughout her career Amanda has held various senior leadership roles with her most recent focus on managing and re-establishing assets that were damaged or destroyed in the 2019/20 bushfires for Snowy Hydro.

Susan Lampard, Associate Archaeologist / Defence Heritage Lead

With almost two decades experience in historical archaeology and built heritage, Susan Lampard has been appointed to lead the company’s national heritage capability within the Defence sector.  Following completion of a Doctorate at Flinders University and a stint at the NSW Heritage Office, Susan commenced her consulting career in Sydney and Adelaide, before relocating to Canberra. Susan has extensive expertise in Federal, State and local heritage management policies, guidelines and processes.  She has led historical heritage significance assessments, impact assessments and provided conservation advice on National and world heritage places under State and Federal legislation. Most recently, Susan has provided specialised support to Department of Defence, Department of Finance and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Andrew Treasure, Senior Environmental Scientist – Water and Land

Andrew Treasure joins the Canberra team with a diverse technical background in contaminated land and hydrogeology. Commencing his career with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance as an Undergraduate Environmental Specialist, Andrew brings a wealth of experience in both industry and consulting, working in WA, NSW, NT and ACT.  Most recently, Andrew was the appointed Project Manager for various environmental assessments for Defence development projects that have included PFAS investigations of soil and impacted infrastructure

ACT Regional Representative Susan Dillon commented:

“I am pleased to welcome Amanda, Susan and Andrew to EMM and excited by the opportunities this growth presents in the ACT and southern NSW region. The depth and diversity of expertise now available to further support the delivery of local planning and environmental projects is second to none, and I very much look forward to us working together”.

This follows EMM’s Whole of Government panel appointments to the Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) Defence Infrastructure Panel (Environment, Heritage and Estate Engineering) and the Department of Defence WHS services arrangements announced earlier this year.