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Collaborate. Innovate. Solve.

Element helps clients navigate complex planning and approval pathways, reduce environmental risk and build trust with stakeholders through expert, solutions-focused advice. 

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Element is a specialised environmental, planning and social sustainability consultancy serving the transport, utilities, waste and recycling, industrial, renewables, resources, residential and government sectors. Our reputation is founded on our collaborative approach, attention to quality and developing robust solutions by thinking differently.

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Meet our leadership team.

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Neville Hattingh

CEO & Founder
With over 20 years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry, Neville is a REAP Auditor and national leader in his field, driving numerous projects across all stages.
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Darren Green

Executive Director | Environment Management & Compliance
Darren is a leader in the environmental consultancy industry, delivering solutions to complex environmental approvals, management and compliance challenges.

Lynne Sheridan

Executive Director | Planning & Environment | Engagement & Social
Lynne is a leader in the property and land development industry. She has extensive expertise in statutory and strategic planning, environmental impact assessment, communications and engagement.
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Bronwen Bamberger

Executive Director | Wellbeing, People and Culture
Bronwen has joined Element to bring her passion to help people grow and recognise their full potential, and to keep making Element an enjoyable and fun working experience.
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Lisa Honan, Project Director, NSW Special Projects, Holcim

It has been wonderful working with the Element team on a complex impact assessment for industrial use. In complex projects, with multidisciplinary teams, it's important to have both an eye on the strategy, and on the granular, specific details of the project. Nev, Luke and the team were across all these components, successfully delivering an impact assessment for the regulator’s consideration – Thank you Element!

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Jason Hearn, Senior Project Director, Downer Group

Element have developed a successful and long-term business relationship with Downer. We have found Neville and various members of the team to be extremely professional, responsive with an in depth knowledgeable, detailed understanding, practical experience and extensive expertise of various environmental matters and legislation, subjects and sustainability. Their personalised service and ability to advise and collaborate with Downer on a number of projects is testament to their ability to deliver for their client within the tight timeframes.

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Malcolm Frost, Downer Group

Faced with a monumental challenge of time and complexity Neville and the Element team’s skill, knowledge, experience and commitment delivered outcomes which exceeded all our goals and expectations.  Working with them was easy and led to new exciting projects where they also excelled.

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Michele Nettlefold, Environment Planning Manager (Major Construction Projects) Australian Rail Track Corporation

Element provided a high level of environmental assessment and management services and I would highly recommend them.

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Kelly Gee, Veolia

Element continues to provide high level service, knowledge and expertise that supports our interactions with regulators. The team of subject matter experts are dedicated to providing genuine client service, and communication, and have always delivered on the scope of work.

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Les Longhurst, Program Manager, Boral

Element prepared a major EIS for us. They are absolutely thorough, have a great attention to detail and left no stone unturned, did a great job!

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Julian Voller, Land and Planning Manager, Enervest

Element Environment took the time to understand our specific goals and challenges, and then devised a comprehensive plan that addressed every aspect of our needs, making them an invaluable partner in achieving successful outcomes.

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