By Angela Bush
In an exciting development and expansion of AGE, we opened our North Queensland office in Townsville in March 2016. The new office will support our existing teams in Brisbane and Newcastle and is strategically located in the regional centre of North Queensland to better serve our northern clients and easily access their sites. The Townsville branch is headed up by Angela Bush, a hydrogeologist with 9 years of experience specialising in integrated groundwater assessments, contaminant investigations, and geochemical analysis. She has detailed knowledge of groundwater systems in various contexts, including large scale sedimentary basins, metalliferous mines, coal mines, unconventional gas, and agriculture; and has worked as an educator and researcher in Australia and abroad.
With a recent resurgence in commodity prices, the north is looking forward to benefitting from renewed investment and expansion of operations. Alongside this, there are shifts in the national energy market and a growing domestic demand for gas, driving exploration of potential new sources in geothermal and shale gas resources. North Queensland also supports productive agriculture and a massive tourism industry based around the Great Barrier Reef. Underpinning all this is water; and groundwater is a powerful yet vulnerable resource that requires strategic management supported by expert knowledge. AGE recognises the challenges facing our clients and understands the impact that drought and climate change have on groundwater demand and quality. We are currently working towards sustainable solutions for our clients and community using adaptability and experience and look forward to expanding our services in regional Queensland.
Angela and the AGE team are passionate about understanding your site, and addressing the specific problems you might be facing. For further queries contact us