The Challenge

Maintaining Momentum

With reallocation of previous project personnel, the Roads and Maritime Services regional operational team required additional expertise to maintain 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 Compliance Tracking Program to ensure project momentum was maintained.

Engineers and Consultants on site reviewing plans, Blend ESQ Consulting
On site with Robyn Johnson, Director, Blend ESQ Consulting
The Process

Stakeholder Coordination

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 Results

Assurance and Sign Off

The Roads and Maritime Services regional operational team were assured that appropriate levels of technical expertise had been secured in order to understand 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.

Hume Highway Major Roads Upgrade Project with Blend ESQ Consulting
Wind Farm overlooking Hume Highway, Blend ESQ Consulting
The Outcome

Expedited Project Completion

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 compliance requirements were provided to ensure subsequent teams could understand project requirements for future operational compliance.

Regulator Consultation
Environmental Management
Compliance Tracking

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