GFG Xmas Lunch 2020

A big thank you to all that joined us for our GFG Christmas Lunch.

Thank you for all your support over an interesting 2020. I hope you all have a great Christmas break, stay safe and enjoy some down time.

Merry Christmas.

GFG Future Directions

Over the past few weeks we have run a number “Directions” Workshops to reflect on the consulting works undertaken over the past 2 years and refocus project pursuits in 2021.
Workshops were held separately with the “Strategic Development / Management Support Team” and the “Project Management / Design Team” to collectively understand capability strength and to better align future pursuits.
These workshops were fruitful in sharing ideas, updating teams on the recent projects undertaken and better aligning pursuits with team capability. List of works undertaken by these teams over the past two years are now included on our Website.

Thanks to the Associates that participated, and also to both the Blue Duck Restaurant in Cottesloe and Workshop38 in Applecross for providing the perfect venues and catering for these events.

Depot Operational Review – City of Bunbury

GFG Consulting was engaged to undertake a comprehensive structural and operational performance review of the Infrastructure Directorate. The primary purpose of the review was to document and identify improvements that will assist in increasing the City’s efficient delivery of the existing services.

As a guide, the review considered the following functional aspects of the Directorate:

  • Strategic Context/Alignment
  • Team Structure/Role of Team and Team Members
  • Operations Department practices and processes
  • Expected/Agreed Level of Service
  • Team Culture/Staff Turn-Over
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • EEO Matters/Considerations
  • Governance/Compliance
  • Communications Internal/External
  • Supporting Systems and Processes
  • Workload/Capacity
  • Supporting Infrastructure/Plant/Equipment
  • Team Organisation/Works Planning
  • Performance Measurement/Reporting
  • Team Management/Accountability
  • Financial Performance/Benchmarks
  • Quick Wins & Opportunities for Improvement

A final report that:

  • Summarised the review process undertaken;
  • Outlined strategic alignment of the team with regard to service delivery;
  • Identified the teams strengths and weaknesses;
  • Identified key areas for improvement;
  • Outlined a prioritised action plan for implementation of suggested improvements

Site Contamination & Project Risk

GFG Consulting presented at the IPWEA Function at the City of Canning’s office:

Site Contamination
Working on developing your old landfill and other legacy sites, contaminated land risk management considerations and costs.
The presenters were Glen Flood and Glen Alexander.
One of the case studies was the Centenary Park Project we worked on for the City of Canning, a former tip site.
This event was a huge success.

Thanks Glen Alexander!

Irrigation Water Conservation Strategy and Bushfire Risk Assessment – Joondalup Resort

Preparation of an Irrigation Water Conservation Strategy including the assessment of treated domestic wastewater reuse.

  • Review of system-scale information and preparation of preliminary site water balance
  • Review of irrigation requirements
  • Preliminary options assessment


A Bushfire Risk Assessment, involving:

  • A Survey including aerial imagery and site inspection of representative bushland at Joondalup Resort, to determine ground, mid-level and canopy fuel loads, wind effects and slopes;
  • Auditing existing fire management systems, assets and preparedness, including fire breaks and their maintenance routines, fire-fighting equipment and access provisions;
  • Undertaking a preliminary bushfire attack level (BAL) contour analysis using simple but approved methods for bushland on-site and how it relates to existing built form and adjoining properties; and,

Negotiating with DFES using the BAL contour information to determine any requirement and scope for a bushfire management plan (BFMP)

A Final Irrigation Water Conservation Strategy Report for submission to the Department of Water.

A Bushfire Risk Management Report identifying existing bushfire risks at Joondalup Resort and outlining any additional work that may be required by DFES.

Centenary Park West Contaminated site Investigation and Remediation Plan

GFG Associate Steven Atwell representing the City of Canning in the capacity of Director Infrastructure and Environment lead this project to undertake a contaminated site investigation within the now closed Centenary Park West Landfill on the Canning River in Wilson. The investigation was to seek to determine the character of any contamination within the site and to determine what remedial action was necessary to achieve a reclassification of the site from Contaminated Investigation Required to Remediated suitable for development.

The investigation was completed in late 2014 and an investigation report and remediation proposal was lodged with the Department of Environmental Protection seeking its assessment and authorisation to remediate the site. As at December 2016 the DEP had l not finalised its assessment of the report.

Woodlupine Creek Master Plan – City of Kalamunda

The City are proposing to upgrade and restore Woodlupine Creek. GFG was engaged by the City to develop the existing landscape concept plan to a detailed level for tendering, cost estimation and construction. The aim was to address the environmental issues that were affecting the creek while still accommodating stormwater flows from the surrounding Urban area. The creek is managed by Water Corporation and the City. Mark Jumeaux has consulted with the City and the Forrestfield,Woodlupine Brook_Working Group, which includes Stakeholders from the local community, Water Corp and DBCA. It is proposed that the areas environmental habitat values and recreational amenity will be improved for local residents.

Miller’s Pool Car Park Redevelopment

GFG Consulting & Associates completed an assessment of the risks posed by draining water to the Swan Estuary from the redevelopment of the Miller’s Pool catchment near the Perth Narrows Bridge.  This project aimed to establish planted swales to improve runoff water quality with a range of other best management practices incorporating climate change implications.  GFG’s role was to undertake the hydrological assessment of the catchment, Carpark redesign, Civil design of WSUD BMPs to manage runoff quantity and quality and an assessment of the quality of waters and sediments in Miller’s Pool and their potential impact on the adjoining Swan Estuary.


  • Water Quality Testing of Millers Pool
  • Advice and design analysis of existing drainage in Mill Point Road
  • Full Civil Engineering Design and Drafting
  • Associated infrastructure design
  • Liaison with underground services locator and preparation of combined services plan
  • Preparation of Civil specifications for construction tender documentation

Collie River Management Plan

GFG Consulting was engaged by the Shire of Collie to review and update the Collie River Revitalisation Plan 2008 to reflect changes impacting the river and banks and create a shared vision for the river into the future. GFG produced a plan setting out an agreed vision for the river and banks and all staged recommendations necessary to achieve this vision.

Haynes Street Upgrade – City of Kalamunda

The City are proposing to upgrade Haynes Street with new paving treatments (road and footpath with level changes), new street trees, furniture and a public plaza area. Mark Jumeaux was engaged by the City to prepare an artist impression of the proposed landscape design treatment and cost estimation, before completing detail construction documentation with input from GFG Engineers. The prepared images were used successfully to gain approval from the stakeholders the Councillors.