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.

We have particular expertise and experience in the extractive, industrial minerals and land use planning sectors. Our experience has resulted in the development of knowledge and expertise encompassing regional and specific resource areas, resource development and environmental issues, community concerns, infrastructure requirements, industry trends, supply and demand, planning and regulatory controls, development and industrial mineral tenement approvals, and strategic planning issues.

Our team also has detailed knowledge of State and Local government legislation and requirements and is experienced in a wide range of applications, including mining tenure applications, reconfiguration of lots, material change of use applications, and property vegetation management plans. We also have access to a broad network of consultants and specialists providing supporting services.

Groundwork Plus is also actively involved with the peak industry body for the construction materials industry – Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia – and the leading professional association for the quarry industry – the Institute of Quarrying Australia.

To find out how the Groundwork Plus team can assist you in your next project, contact us via info@groundwork.com.au or call us on (07) 3871 0411.