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Background image: ‘Narangga Nation’ by the indigenous artist, Cedric Varcoe.

Our People

The Environmental Projects’ team is highly experienced, and this experience, with our breadth of knowledge and commitment to our clients’ requirements, means we deliver clear and strategic outcomes on time, on budget, and directly aligned to your needs.
We focus on what gives us an edge in a competitive market and pride ourselves on being flexible and responsive.
We bring a unique level of experience and clear-thinking to the solutions we offer.

Joe Pedicini
Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
Principal Consultant
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Graduate Diploma (Environmental Engineering), Graduate Certificate (Environmental Compliance) and Certified Environmental Practitioner Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP)
Joe has extensive skills and experience in strategic advice, risk assessment and management and compliance.
He has a key focus on environmental engineering including pollution prevention, incident response, contaminated site management, land development, hazardous materials management, industrial facility audits and risk assessments, environmental monitoring and management programs, waste and wastewater treatment, and technical studies associated with meeting conditions for acquisition, divestment, relinquishment of leases/tenements and understanding liability issues.
Joe is increasingly assisting in scopes of work associated with compliance and regulatory matters, such as EPA orders, and specialist government industry task force matters.
Maria Pedicini
Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
Principal Consultant
Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental, Marine and Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Studies) (Hons.), Diploma of Management (BSB51107); Graduate Certificate (Environmental Compliance)
Maria is an experienced environmental practitioner in environmental impact assessment (EIA), auditing, compliance and due diligence, risk assessment and management, and the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Maria has been involved in numerous projects for various industry sectors including mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, petroleum, earthworks and construction, urban development, large multidisciplinary projects and government policy and regulation. Maria has a good understanding of environmental legislation, policies and standards across several jurisdictions within Australia.
She is an advocate for progressive and ethical environmental practice, actively involved with EIANZ and provides input into industry and university advisory boards and committees.
Lisa Bailie
Team Manager | Principal Consultant
Bachelor of Science in Applied Physical Geography (Hons.)
Lisa Bailie is a senior professional in the environmental field with over 20 years’ experience in project management, environmental legislation and approvals, environmental assessment and management, environmental management systems, water quality assessment, acid sulfate soil investigations and regulatory compliance. Lisa has experience in the federal legislative environment, as well as a strong understanding of, and experience in, dealing with state legislation in SA, Qld, NSW and NT.
Lisa is an excellent communicator with advanced skills in project management, client and government liaison, and the authoring of impact assessments and environmental management plans. Lisa has been involved in projects and seconded on-sites and within organisations for various industry sectors including mining, infrastructure (including roads, rail and ports), urban development, large multidisciplinary projects and in all tiers of government.
Laura Zafry
Senior Consultant
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity, Environment and Park Management); Bachelor of Science (Animal Biology), Environmental Auditing (Frontline Management and OH&S)
Laura is an environmental professional with experience in regulatory compliance, approvals, regulation, auditing and management in various legislative environments, including Federal, South Australian and Victorian jurisdictions. Laura is familiar with various industry legislation, including the Airports Act (Commonwealth) as well as the Mining Act (SA), Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act (SA).
Laura has recently focused her attention on compliance in the mining, oil and gas, and airports industries. She is also a key person in ISO14001 and compliance audit teams, and has extensive involvement in construction environmental management projects.
Tegan Stehbens
Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
Senior Consultant
Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biodiversity and Conservation
Tegan is an experienced professional with expertise in botany, ecology, natural and built heritage, environmental management, environmental impact assessment and environmental approvals. She has been involved in a diverse range of projects across a wide range of public and private sector clients in both WA and SA and is a key resource for EIS, PER and impact assessment projects. Her environmental planning and impact assessment work is predominantly in the field of ecology and heritage, physical environment and social values. Tegan is experienced with the EPBC Act, as well as State environmental legislation and regulations. She has worked on a number of projects involving desktop and field surveys and research, and data compilation, presentation, assessment and reporting processes.
Tahlia Csono
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
Tahlia Csono (nee Martin) is an experienced environmental consultant who is committed to delivering high-quality environmental management, efficient fieldwork programs, monitoring and reporting. Tahlia is a key resource in environmental investigations associated with environmental planning and impact assessment and for site contamination assessments and management. She has worked on a number of projects involving soil and groundwater assessments and is experienced in a wide range of fieldwork techniques and data compilation, presentation, assessment and reporting processes.
Richard Lewis
Bachelor of Environmental Management; Bachelor of Business (Economics)
Richard is a recent graduate, with experience in on-site WHS&E management and monitoring, including risk assessment, identification and mitigation, auditing and reporting, relationship management, conflict resolution, staff development and retention along with experience in remote locations.
He has both theoretical and practical skills in basic GIS, economic analysis, strategic management, sustainable resource management theory and environmental impact assessment. During Richard’s time at Flinders University he achieved two Dean’s Letters of Commendation, two Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation, and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Award. At university, Richard was also accepted into the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board’s Coastal Ambassadors Program, one of only twenty individuals accepted each year. Richard was invited into the Golden Key Honour Society in 2013 and became a member of EIANZ in 2016.
Sophie Jay
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)
Sophie is a recent graduate of a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. As part of her degree, she developed an understanding in the concepts of process and equipment design, as well as the various methods of analysis these designs should undergo to ensure safety and sustainability. As part of her honours project, she conducted extensive research into the production of bio-based products such as biochar and biofuels.
She takes pride in her ability to produce high quality work. She strives to gain a thorough understanding of the projects she’s working on and the related processes which may be involved as part of the implementation of a project. Sophie is detail oriented, highly perceptive, and able to work well both independently and as part of a team. She’s passionate about sustainability and the environment, in addition to process safety, and aim for this passion to be reflected in all work that she does.
Alana Stankovic
Graduate Consultant
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Alana is a recent graduate with experience involving field surveys, geology, animal handling and trapping, ecology concepts, plant ID and laboratory settings. She is reliable, motivated, enthusiastic, and always has a positive attitude. Alana has a passion for the Australian environment, in particular South Australia’s uniquely diverse biodiversity and earth systems.
Since early 2020 Alana has been involved in a range of tasks including report writing, field work, data logging and data tabulation. She has an in-depth knowledge on geological processes from consistent, hands-on field work experience in various locations around South Australia. Her studies at university give her a broad range of knowledge and understanding in different disciplines.
Alana has undertaken flora and fauna surveys across multiple environments in South Australia including locations such as Robe, Gawler, Adelaide Hills, and Lower Light. This included seed collection, animal trapping and handling and ecological surveying methods. Alana has also participated in a variety of geological surveys/sampling in remote locations such as the Flinders Ranges as well as in suburban areas such as the Adelaide Airport. Her geological experience includes soil sampling, geological mapping, and analysis.
Chathuri Nisansala
GIS Officer | Graduate Consultant
Master of Environmental Science — University of South Australia
Chathuri is a postgraduate with experience in aquaculture and fisheries; applications in GIS and remote sensing; marine pollution prevention, control and management; research and development; and WHS trainings. She is reliable, motivated and passionate about environment protection. She has been using geospatial data analysis, modelling and mapping for her research and work since 2012. She has experience in application and analysis of GIS and remote sensing in aquaculture site suitability, modelling and mapping biological and physical parameters on sea surface, flood susceptibility modelling and groundwater recharge potential modelling. She has an in-depth knowledge of, and data analysis skills with, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, ERDAS Imagine and ENVI.
Chathuri has contributed to several biodiversity and ecological surveys on land, coast and sea including measuring physical chemical biological parameters of soil and water on- and off-site, collecting sea water, freshwater and soil samples using different sampling techniques. She also has experience in laboratory settings using laboratory equipment.
Kate Bentley
Office & HR Support
Diploma of Business
Kate is a bright, energetic, flexible and reliable Personal Assistant and Administrator, who provides essential support to the company owners. Kate prides herself on responsiveness, able to prioritise, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to problem solve, with effective time management to meet set deadlines. Kate’s personable and professional nature is invaluable to Environmental Projects.
Tracy Svingos
Project Support & Office Administrator
Certificate IV Administration
Tracy is a motivated and experienced administrator who ensures all tasks are undertaken efficiently and effectively and within the timeframe allocated. She always goes above and beyond what is required to ensure that expectations are met to the highest standard. Tracy strives for continuous improvement, making recommendations as appropriate to ensure the most proficient methods are utilised to achieve the business and team goals.
Thomas Chen
Finance Manager
Certified Practising Accountant, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting
Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the Accounting field from working with small business in chartered firms to fully managing the finances of rapidly growing and changing SME businesses to having financial and management accounting and finance manager responsibilities in large multinational companies.
Specialising in accounting processes and improvements, Thomas focuses on producing meaningful and accurate reports to guide and assist businesses to achieve their financial goals.