With reallocation of previous project personnel, the Roads and Maritime Services regional operational team required additional expertise to maintain environmental compliance and finalise post-approval commitments for the Federal Hume Highway Upgrade, Major Road Project.
The purpose of the two-year secondment was to manage the Post-Approvals Environmental Compliance Tracking Program to ensure project momentum was maintained.
Robyn, then working for another environmental consultancy, drew on her technical expertise and broad legislative knowledge to join forces with the operational team.
The role required consultation with the previous project team, consultants, the National Trust, and local, state, and federal regulators to close out outstanding conditions of consent and project commitments relating to biodiversity offsets, Aboriginal heritage, environmental reporting, and various other environmental aspects.
The Roads and Maritime Services regional operational team was assured that appropriate levels of technical environmental expertise had been secured in order to understand the status of issues, identification of required actions, and coordination of inputs through to completion and sign-off by the regulator.
Evidence of completion of obligations under the conditions of consent and project commitments were documented and consolidated.
A reduction in outstanding conditions of consent, efficient management of compliance tasks, and a well-defined pathway to closure of a road project were achieved.
Clarity for the remaining timelines, future budget, and environmental compliance requirements were provided to ensure subsequent teams could understand project requirements for future operational compliance.