Tom is an experienced environmental planner working primarily as a consultant with the State and Local Governments and private sector clients. During this time Tom has established a strong understanding of environmental legislation and planning processes. His professional interests lie in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and he leads the GIS unit of Saunders Havill Group.
Tom's principal area of interest is GIS where he has been able to integrate the use of spatial information within the assessment and management processes of projects to enhance the outcomes for clients. His project experience is centred primarily within the development land sector, and extends into the infrastructure and resources sectors demanding a variety of GIS solutions. These range from small scale subdivisions requiring management plans to large scale rail corridors requiring complex databases of spatial information.
Recently, Tom has been involved in the North Galilee Basin Rail (NGBR) Project managing the GIS component of the environmental assessment team. The project required the establishment and routine management of a geodatabase including State spatial and field survey data. Through the use of the geodatabase the team was able to efficiently find and analyse specific data and present the results to the client and State Government agencies.
Unique to Tom's suite of skills is the ability to understand and present the requirements of contemporary environmental planning legislation and impact assessment outcomes in a spatial environment. These skills are regularly utilised to present constraint mapping and management planning for a range of environmental issues.