Aside from formal qualifications, a combined skill set that is both diverse and unique, and decades of experience across a broad range of industries, the team at Landloch has a distinctive commitment to helping their clients. First and foremost, there is an insistence on applying the best possible science. Second rate science is unacceptable, as it will always deliver poor outcomes and cost clients money when it has to be rectified. Secondly, our staff are determined to deliver advice that is not simply useful and that precisely addresses the client's problem, but that is actually put into practice. We provide advice that is practical, and we are able to recommend not just what to do, but how to do it as well. Dialogue with, and mentoring of clients are also standard practice, as the Landloch team know that the best outcomes are achieved when clients understand why certain recommendations have been made, and how to ultimately implement them to achieve a specific, measurable outcome. The Landloch team combine research data and concepts that are grounded in leading scientific method, and use that data to develop models and designs that assist you to achieve your objectives. Flexibility, creativity and the ability to "think outside the box" are integral to achieving the results you want. This is the Landloch difference.
Evan is a Principal Consultant and Director of Landloch. He has over 16 years of experience as an environmental researcher and consultant engineer, and has practised in many areas including the mining, agriculture and urban development sectors. Evan has been involved in numerous development and rehabilitation projects in Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, as well as completing mining rehabilitation projects in Africa.
His experience includes the assessment and mitigation of erosion from rehabilitated mine waste dumps and tailings dams, development of stable rehabilitation landform shapes, development of rehabilitation and closure plans, soil and land surveys and capability assessments, and water and solute balance modelling for capping designs. He has also been involved in the measurement and assessment of water use in agriculture and was integral in the development of plans to increase water use efficiency in horticulture across Queensland.
Evan is a leader in the field of mining rehabilitation, and has been integral in the development of several innovative rehabilitation solutions, including mined wastes and marine dredge spoils. As part of this work, he has developed a thorough understanding of the relationships between climate, materials, and how materials are placed and managed. Evan’s skills have been called upon by numerous organisations and he has recently been involved with the following projects:
Through his work for Landloch Pty Ltd, Rob has contributed to mining industry advances in the characterisation of wastes and topsoils with specific emphasis on materials subject to tunnel erosion. He has been a major contributor to advances in the design of sustainable waste dumps using runoff/erosion models and erodibility measurements, and to systems for the management of rehabilitation planning and works.
Rob's work has also included:
• use of simulated rain to study soil/site properties and soil erodibility
• development of methods for generating and studying sediment properties
• soil remediation and site rehabilitation.
Simon has over fifteen years of practice as an environmental scientist in consulting, research and government organisations. His experience relates to various aspects of environmental activities for development, construction, and mining, and has worked on numerous projects across Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales. With his strong foundations in soil science, Simon has extensive experience and consulted in areas of soil surveys and management; erosion and sediment control; acid sulphate soils; disturbed land rehabilitation; contaminated land and dredging assessments.
Simon is a Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) approved signatory as a Suitably Qualified Professional for Contaminated Land, and is recognised as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist
(CPSS Stage 2) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).
In 2012 Simon was appointed a member of the Strategic Cropping Land Science and Technical Implementation Committee which provides independent scientific and technical advice on soil and land resources in relation to the implementation of the Strategic Cropping Land (SCL) policy to the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
Needless to say Simon is an experienced land resource scientist, especially in the stabilisation, rehabilitation and remediation of disturbed land and contaminated sites.
Summary of Experience
Dylan is involved in the practical aspects of Landloch’s consultancy work. He is responsible for data acquisition in Landloch’s soil assessment facility, and in the field, and these data underpin many of Landloch’s services. He has experience in large scale projects that gives him a broad knowledge of Environmental Management in the mining, construction and consulting fields.
His experience encompasses erosion and sediment control, soil survey, land rehabilitation, geotechnical mapping techniques, and a wide range of monitoring tasks for soils, water and vegetation.
Dylan is experienced in a range of specialist testing equipment, including: rainfall and overland flow simulators, settling velocity columns and geotechnical mapping instruments.
Material Characterisation and Rehabilitation
• Soil characterisation of wastes and soils, various locations across WA.
• Soil and tailings characterisation, WA Goldfields.
• Rehabilitation and slope stabilisation using Vetiver grass.
Environmental Monitoring and Monitoring Systems
• Monitoring of rehabilitated landforms using the Geomorphic Gully Assessment System, WA Goldfields.
• Introduction and adaptation of a geology/geotechnical mapping and analysis system of ore drives into underground mining, BHP Billiton, Cliffs Nickel Operation.
• Development and maintenance of Landloch’s internal laboratory data handling protocols.
Environmental Technician, Landloch Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 7 4613 1825 Fax: +61 7 4613 1826
Relevant Professional Experience
Lyndon McGrath has over three years of professional experience in Environmental Management in mining, construction and consulting fields. His experience encompasses erosion and sediment control, soil survey, rehabilitation, plant identification, environmental reporting and a wide range of environmental monitoring tasks (soil, water, flora, rehabilitation, etc.) Previously Lyndon has conducted environmental monitoring on a range of sites including Murrin Murrin in Western Australia, Commodore Coal in Queensland and within the Gladstone region. He has also been heavily involved with the seeding of the rehabilitation areas on the Newlands Coal mine.
Tim has been working for Landloch since April 2000. In that time he has had experience in environmental management in the mining, construction and technical fields. He has a strong background in onsite environmental management, having worked at over 40 different mining and construction sites across Australia and internationally. Tim has worked independently and also managed teams of field workers for many different projects. His skills include erosion and sediment control, soil survey, rehabilitation, rainfall simulation studies, weed control, installation of erosion monitoring systems and a diverse range of environmental monitoring tasks (soil, water, flora, rehabilitation, etc.).