Our team of professional Soil Scientists employ methods and data analysis techniques specifically tailored to soil and closure related projects.

Our people are industry leaders in land resource assessment, with a focus on providing a holistic approach to soil taxonomy, land capability, and rehabilitation, and agricultural land suitability classification.

How can we help?

We have a proven successful mix of practical industry experience, environmental impact assessment capability, project management skills, and regulatory knowledge. This includes providing valuable baseline information to better assess options for site management. Our focus on waste soil assessment & characterisation, and geochemistry integration into rehabilitation plans, creates a successful holistic view on the approach to land and soil management for clients.

Rehabilitation skills include erosion / sediment control, soil quality, landform design and cover design, to apply practical soil conservation solutions.

These aspects are integrated into decommissioning and closure plans as well as providing estimates for financial provisions. This holistic approach helps close the loop for an end to end or turnkey land management.

Our team includes

  • Colin Duncan Technical Director
    Colin Duncan

    Colin’s specialist area is Engineering Geological Assessment in the renewables sector. He has worked on over 60 wind farm projects and 10 substation projects, from initial site selection to cable routing and site investigation for engineering design purposes, and has experience in infrastructure design, geological assessment, borrow pit assessments, mining related studies and peat slide risk assessments. His relevant experience has involved the assessment of a number of wind farm projects across the UK and Ireland and has experience in public inquiries.

  • Rod Masters Industry Sector Leader – Asia-Pacific
    Rod Masters

    Rod has 35 years’ experience in undertaking soil surveys, formulating erosion and sediment control plans, conducting land reclamation and revegetation programs, preparing water management plans and assessing environmental impact of industrial developments. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS Stage 3) and a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC). Having fulfilled the roles of extension officer, regulator, consultant and contractor, Rod is in the unique position of having an intimate knowledge and understanding of soil and water management issues within a variety of industries.

  • Jamie Robinson Technical Director
    Jamie Robinson

    Jamie is an environmental geochemist and hydrochemist. He has significant experience in the prediction of soil chemistry associated with mining and waste disposal areas. He has also undertaken a number of quantified risk assessment for soil quality associated with grazing animals. Jamie has acted as an expert witness and is currently acting as a Qualified Person on a number of large-scale reclamation projects in the UK. Jamie is a Suitably Qualified person through the NQMS scheme in the UK.

  • Murray Fraser Associate Agronomist
    Murray Fraser

    Murray is an Associate Agronomist with SLR and has over 20 years’ experience in Land Resources Assessments, Agricultural Impact Statements and Rehabilitation Assessments, having completed over 50 in NSW and Queensland since joining the business.

    More recently Murray has developed and applied rehabilitation checklists for the relinquishment of exploration boreholes at numerous mine leases in the Hunter Valley, Gunnedah Basin and in the Lithgow Coalfields, and developed progressive relinquishment methodologies which are being applied throughout the coal mining industry.