Thought Leaders Series: The key to successful environmental design

Start time: 12.00pm AEST. How is the design of your projects changing to meet the new goals of sustainability and resilience? Join us to hear industry experts share their experiences in the space.
Thought Leaders Series: The key to successful environmental design

This year is the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

How is the design of your projects changing to meet the new goals of sustainability and resilience?
Environmental design is moving beyond compliance to becoming a central element of any project with early environmental input leading to better outcomes.

Governments and corporations across the globe are starting to invest in restoring natural assets – this is a move away from ideas of minimising impact or meeting environmental standards.

Hear from industry experts Kevin Roberts and Linh Truong as they share their experiences and insights into the effectiveness of environmental design as a central element of their projects.



  • Understand environmental compliance, environmental assessment, approvals, and monitoring across a broad spectrum of disciplines
  • Learn how to minimise your environmental impacts and meet environmental standards
  • Local and international case studies



12.00pm – 12.05 Welcome Address
12.05pm – 1.05pm Presentations and Discussion
1.05pm – 1.30pm Q&A



Kevin Roberts
Technical Director, Water and Environment, Regional Senior Principal, Environmental Services, Cardno

Kevin is a leader in the field of environmental management for major projects in Australia.  He has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and management of environmental issues across a number of project areas and activities.  Kevin currently provides technical and policy leadership for Cardno's environmental specialists across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT and NZ.
Kevin was the Principal Environment Manager for the WestConnex Delivery Authority with responsibility for establishing the environmental systems of the authority, undertaking the strategic and initial environmental assessments, liaison with regulators and developing the environmental criteria for design and construction contracts.
He has extensive experience in providing environmental advice for projects (at strategic, development, construction and operational stages) including minor and major project environmental approvals, managing environmental incidents, developing restoration and offset strategies, drafting of guidelines and procedures and delivery of training packages. He has a strong understanding of environmental requirements developed managing teams in consultancy and government.  He has worked in senior roles for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, the Environmental Protection Authority, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Department of Water Resources.   Kevin has led the preparation of referrals for many projects requiring consideration or approval under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Linh Truong
Business Leader - Transport NSW/ACT/NZ,

Linh is the Transport Business Leader for Cardno’s NSW, ACT and New Zealand operations and leads a team of engineers and planners across Bridges, Geotechnical, Roads, Transport Advisory and Project Management. Her leadership is underpinned by 20 years of experience in the development and delivery of multi-modal transport projects. Prior to joining Cardno, Linh worked for 14 years with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services/Roads and Traffic Authority. During her time, she held a number of roles including Project Manager and Senior Project Development Manager in both regional and Sydney locations delivering on the full life cycle of projects from strategic design to concept design to detailed design and construction.
Linh has a reputation for delivering in highly complex stakeholder environments. Her career has included leading development of major projects in Port Botany and the Sydney Airport Precinct, as well as working on  the Princes Highway and the Newell Highway; Flood Road Evacuation Master Planning; and Road Network Planning. A strong advocate of early engagement, Linh drives a delivery framework that is inclusive, holistic and value driven, resulting in cooperative partnerships and stakeholder supported outcomes for transport infrastructure projects at both State and Federal levels.



Mike Cush
Project Director, Program Enabling, Inland Rail

Mike joined the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) in 2020 and is responsible for pre-contract functions such as engagement the with State transport agencies, Utility agreements, Council agreements, Property acquisitions and level crossings policy and application.
With more than 40 years’ experience as a Civil Engineer, Mike has held executive and senior management roles in the transport and infrastructure sectors.
He is recognised for his expertise in leading and managing the successful delivery of complex projects, providing extensive experience in infrastructure construction and maintenance involving both the private and public sectors.
Before joining ARTC, Mike was the Project Director, Transport at Cardo. He has held previous roles as General Manager of Network NSW for Roads and Maritime Services, and Executive General Manager for Government and Infrastructure Projects with Downer.



Engineers and project managers with an interest in improving environmental outcomes from projects, environmental managers, and those interested in environmental sustainability.






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19 / 08 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
19 / 08 / 2021 12:00 pm
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