Northern Territory

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Establishing a Northern Territory office has enabled us to work more closely with our existing clients, expand our client base, and build local capacity in our areas of expertise.

The WRM NT office manager is long-time Territorian Phill Piper. He has over 40 years’ experience working as a professional engineer both within the NT Public Service and as a freelance consultant dealing with complex engineering design, construction and environmental issues.

Phill has worked in the areas of water supply, sewerage, airports, bridges, roads and drainage, with his main expertise being in subdivisional design, environmental assessment and drainage including water sensitive urban design. His experience includes many major projects such as the development of the City of Palmerston, the proposed new city of Weddell and a range of other infrastructure projects.

Based on his extensive knowledge and experience, Phill is well regarded by the public and private sector as a civil engineer and project manager with a pragmatic approach.

Case studies

Tennant Creek Stormwater Investigation

Drainage characteristics in Tennant Creek are complex, particularly during large flow events

The key challenge was to develop an understanding of the drainage behaviour and limitations of the Tennant Creek network

Kilgariff Flood and Stormwater Management Plan

The site is affected by regional flooding from the Todd River

The key challenge was to define a drainage strategy that was sympathetic to the local environment

Katherine Flood and Flood Mitigation Studies

The key challenge for this project was to identify cost-effective flood risk management measures

The flood modelling showed that it is possible to significantly reduce flooding of properties in Katherine during smaller more frequent floods

Kalkarindji and Daguragu Floodplain Mapping Study

Kalkarindji is a growing major remote township

The NT Government wanted to identify flood-free land within the Kalkarindji township and environs

Jervois Base Metal Project EIS, Surface Water Assessment

KGL Resources is planning to mine copper and other base metals such as lead and zinc

Surface water management is a balance of ensuring adequate water supply and managing contaminated runoff

Borroloola Floodplain Mapping Study

Borroloola has a long history of flooding from the McArthur River

The study results assisted the NT Government to develop safer and more resilient communities

Adelaide River Town Flood Study

A comprehensive flood study and impact assessment of the Mackenzie River

The flood model results were used to identify the existing flood risk and flood hazards throughout the Adelaide River town