Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland

Meet our committee

  • Nathan Waltham MEIANZ

    Nathan Waltham MEIANZ

    Nathan Waltham MEIANZ President
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    Nathan has a deep interest in coastal landscape ecology and urbanisation, which has developed growing up on the Gold Coast in southeast Queensland, Australia. He completed a BSc in Marine Biology/Aquaculture in 1997 at Southern Cross University (Lismore) and post graduate studies in environmental management at Griffith University in 2001. Nathan has worked in local government (Gold Coast City Council) for 13 years. His PhD research investigated the habitat (2009), role and value of artificial urban waterways (residential canal estates), which are an obvious and major feature of the worlds’ estuaries.  Nathan’s research interests include ecosystem responses (freshwater, marine and estuarine) to urbanisation and landscape change, ecosystem health assessment, fish ecology, water quality, and modelling optimal mitigation responses to protect and enhance waterways and catchments.

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  • Andrew Wallace MEIANZ

    Andrew Wallace MEIANZ Vice President
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    Andrew joined the EIANZ as an undergraduate student at the University of Queensland in 2002. He has worked in government regulation and consulting roles in environmental management in mining, civil and defence projects in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. Andrew is currently an avid explorer of little known areas of the Burdekin River, Flinders River and Cooper Creek basins in North Queensland. 

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  • Kerry Beggs MEIANZ

    Kerry Beggs MEIANZ

    Kerry Beggs MEIANZ Treasurer
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    Kerry Beggs holds a BAppSc(Hons) and PhD(Science). She has 20 years' experience in the environment sector, with her key areas of expertise being in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, biometry, environmental management and science education. Kerry has held research and teaching positions at several universities including the University of Canberra and Charles Darwin University, and worked as a science educator for CSIRO. In recent years, she has worked for consulting companies, and as the regional environment manager for Defence contractor, overseeing environmental compliance for base services and land management programs across various Defence sites in North Queensland. Kerry now runs her own environmental consultancy, EnviroBiometry.

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  • Nicholas Baker MEIANZ CEnvP

    Nicholas Baker MEIANZ CEnvP Committee Member
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  • Quinn MacDonald MEIANZ

    Quinn MacDonald MEIANZ

    Quinn MacDonald MEIANZ Committee Member
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    Quinn is a Senior Environmental Scientist and Planner specialising in contaminated land assessments, environmental management and auditing and environmental planning. With over 10 years’ experience working as an environmental practitioner in Australia and China, Quinn is responsible for managing multidisciplinary project teams to deliver environmental projects across the manufacturing, civil construction and resource sectors.

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  • Antony McRae MEIANZ

    Antony McRae MEIANZ Committee Member
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Far North Queensland

The main areas of focus for the Far North Queensland Division (FNQ) are:

  • Port expansion along the Queensland coast
  • Clearing of native vegetation
  • Amendments to environmental legislation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Declining water quality
  • Dissemination of information and capacity building
  • Climate change.

The FNQ Division offers seminars, conferences and workshops involving scientists, policy makers and practitioners. Several social events are held each year which provide a great opportunity for networking.

Queensland is the only Australian state that is home to two EIANZ divisions. Members who reside or work within postcodes 4701 and above are represented by the FNQ Division. While those in postcodes 4700 and below generally belong to the South East Queensland. 

Get involved and make a difference

The Committee meets monthly to ensure that a range of events and seminars are offered to members and prospective members. If you have a suggestion for an event, speaker or training opportunity that may be of interest to environmental practitioners in Far North Queensland, please contact fnq@eianz.org.

Alternatively, if you are interested in becoming involved as a committee member, please send your resume along with a cover letter to fnq@eianz.org.

 


Contact Us

  • Secretariat
    Stephanie Hernandez

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