Western Australia

Western Australia

Meet our committee

  • Belinda Bastow MEIANZ

    Belinda Bastow MEIANZ

    Belinda Bastow MEIANZ President
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    Belinda has been a member of EIANZ since 2014. Belinda is Director at Integrate Sustainability with over 20 years’ experience in Environment, Safety and Sustainability in the Resource Sector. You may also know her from the Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) or the more recently formed Environmental Practitioners Network. Belinda hopes her passion and enthusiasm for networking and knowledge sharing drives a more inclusive EIANZ for all environmental practitioners 

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  • Kate Thomson MEIANZ

    Kate Thomson MEIANZ

    Kate Thomson MEIANZ Vice President

    Kate is an environmental impact assessment and environmental management professional with a multidisciplinary educational background, and sixteen years’ professional experience in consultancy and government.

    My experience in state government has provided me with extensive exposure to process, policy, and decision-making approaches to environmental planning and approvals in Western Australia. Experience in a range of environmental fields has given me an excellent understanding of current and emerging environmental issues, and the related policy and legislative environment.

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  • Mitt Rambogin MEIANZ

    Mitt Rambogin MEIANZ

    Mitt Rambogin MEIANZ Treasurer

    Mitt is an environmental professional with an all-round experience in environmental management including environmental impact assessment, community and stakeholder engagement, approvals, offsets, risk assessment, monitoring, compliance, audits, management systems, restoration and GIS. He is an advocate of using robust science for decision making and as a tech enthusiast he has strong focus on data management. He joined the committee in 2018 to help enhance EIANZ as an environmental practitioner’s platform in Western Australia. As an EIANZ member he looks forward professional development and networking events as well as the opportunity to mentor young professionals and being mentored by experienced professionals.

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  • Tahlia Walsh, MEIANZ

    Tahlia Walsh, MEIANZ

    Tahlia Walsh, MEIANZ Secretary

    Tahlia is a Health, Safety and Environmental professional with over ten years’ experience in the resource industry. She has worked primarily in gold mining but spent a number of years working in contaminated site assessments within the petroleum, oil and gas industry. Tahlia has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and has completed further study in workplace health and safety as well as auditing. She has extensive experience in site environmental management, environmental and safety systems and systems auditing. Tahlia joined the EIANZ with the hope of contributing to the continuous improvement of environmental management and policy development.

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  • Adam Harman MEIANZ CEnvP

    Adam Harman MEIANZ CEnvP

    Adam Harman MEIANZ CEnvP Policy and Advocacy Champion

    Adam is a Principal Environmental Consultant with 10 years of experience in freshwater ecology. In his current role, at Wetland Research Management, Adam provides high level technical advice on major projects throughout Western Australia, particularly in the resource development and government sector.   Adam sees the EIANZ as the peak body to support the environmental practitioner community and to promote excellence in the development of environmental policy and practice. Adam sees opportunities for improvement in environmental practice in WA, particularly in the field of freshwater ecology, and being part of the WA EIANZ committee EIANZ can play a leading role in engaging practitioners and leading best practice.

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  • Diane Dowdell MEIANZ

    Diane Dowdell MEIANZ

    Diane Dowdell MEIANZ Events Champion

    With twenty years' experience as an environmental professional, across government and private industry, Diane has an MBA and Master in Environmental Science.  Diane has worked in environmental management, tourism planning and public policy in Australia and the UK and now is responsible for environmental management across the global Alumina operations for Alcoa Ltd, which has operations in Australia, Brazil and Spain.

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  • Melissa Harrison MEIANZ

    Melissa Harrison MEIANZ

    Melissa Harrison MEIANZ Mentoring Champion

    Melissa has over 20 years of professional management experience and has spent the last 14 years working in Commonwealth and Western Australian environmental and heritage impact assessments and approvals. She is a qualified lead auditor and also undertakes risk and compliance management and assessment. Melissa has worked as a consultant and on the client side across multiple industries. She currently leads a team of highly experienced officers undertaking approvals and compliance assessments and management within a State government agency.

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  • Rupert Duckworth MEIANZ

    Rupert Duckworth MEIANZ

    Rupert Duckworth MEIANZ Students and Early Careers Champion

    Rupert is an environmental engineer with post graduate qualifications in Environmental Science and Engineering Geology. He has 16 years’ experience as a Business Manager, Project Manager and Environmental Scientist with a further 10 years as a Geotechnical Engineer responsible for the delivery of projects in the civil (infrastructure, residential, industrial), mining, oil and gas sectors. He has worked on and managed projects in numerous locations across Western Australia plus in South Africa, Botswana, Oman, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), Qatar, Chile and South East Asia.

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  • Sarah Ravensberg MEIANZ

    Sarah Ravensberg MEIANZ

    Sarah Ravensberg MEIANZ Students and Early Careers Representative

    Sarah is a UWA and University of Queensland graduate with degrees in both Commerce and Science. Her early career was in marketing, finance and customer service but since completing her masters in Environmental Science, has moved into the role of GIS specialist with Integrate Sustainability.

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Western Australia

The WA Division's membership is diverse and includes environmental practitioners from state and local government, utilities, academia, consultancies, mining and construction companies and law firms.

The focus of the WA Division is to disseminate information on emerging and important environmental issues for environmental practitioners.

In Western Australia, key issues include:

  • Clearing of native vegetation
  • Salinity
  • Sustainability
  • Phytophthora dieback
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental auditing
  • Air quality
  • Contaminated sites
  • Amendments to environmental legislation.

The WA Divisional Committee meets monthly to ensure a range of seminars, conferences and workshops involving scientists, policy-makers and practitioners  are offered to members and prospective members that address and debate these issues. Social events  provide a great opportunity to meet your peers.

For those considering a career in environmental science, the WA Division will arrange career's nights if there is a demand. At these events, a cross-section of environmental practitioners give presentations followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle over drinks and nibbles. Please contact the Division to express your interest.

View WA Division's strategic plan for more information on their priorities.

Contact Us

  • President
    Belinda Bastow

  • Contact
    +61 418 950 678

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