Established in 1980 as David Kershaw & Co.; Groundwork Plus has provided professional geoscience, environmental science, planning and development consultancy services to the mining, quarrying, construction, land use development, power generation and waste management industries for over 30 years.

Since then, the team has grown under the partnership of Tegan Smith and Rod Huntley and more recently with the appointment of Clayton Hill in 2011.  The environmental and planning chapters of the business have significantly expanded and now have capabilities extending from extractive industry projects to post extraction land use design and development, master planning, residential, industrial and commercial development. The business has also built expertise in the fields of engineering (civil, environmental and traffic), survey, UAV, petrography and mine/quarry operations. 

Based in Brisbane and the Barossa Valley, we service customers throughout Australia, South-East Asia, and the South Pacific region. Our clients include Australian and multi-national mining and quarrying companies, land developers, building and civil engineering contractors, town planners and surveyors, State and Local Governments, professional engineering, planning and surveying firms and manufacturers of concrete and quarry products.