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ERSA completes audit of Sydney Metro CAP

In October ERSA completed an audit of the implementation of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Action Plan (CAP) on behalf of the Natural Resources Commission of NSW (NRC). The Audit Report is available on the NRC’s website. The audit assessed progress made … Continue reading

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ERSA receives prequalification for provision of consultancy services in Queensland

ERSA has been pre-qualified to provide Environmental Consultancy Services to Queensland local governments, under the scheme administered by Localbuy. The areas of expertise accepted are: Land services Climate change and sustainability Environmental business services

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SE Qld Natural Hazard Risk Assessments

ERSA has been engaged by the Local Government Association of Qld (LGAQ) to undertake Natural Hazard Risk Assessments (NHRAs) of four (4) local authority areas in SE Queensland. The project includes risk assessments for the Gold Coast City Council, Logan City Council, … Continue reading

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ERSA appoints Principal Risk Scientist as Chairman of the Board

Wayne Haslam announced at the ERSA AGM in December that he would be stepping down from the role of Chairman of the Board. Managing Director Tony Batten thanked Wayne for the guidance and energy he has provided in establishing ERSA as a leading provider … Continue reading

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Recovering from Disaster

In an article in the NZICA Journal titled ‘Recovering from Disasters’ the lessons learned from disaster recovery in Brisbane, Australia and Yangon, Myanmar are reviewed to identify opportunities for accountants and auditors in the aftermath of New Zealand’s devastating earthquake in … Continue reading

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A Risk Methodology for Improving Community Safety

As eastern Australia approaches the first anniversary of the widespread floods of 2011 it is timely to ask the questions: “Just how safe are our communities really? What has been done to build resilience and ensure we do not face a repeat of the chaos and … Continue reading

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ERSA reviews Queensland Cultural Centre disaster management preparedness

In the wake of the flood event in the Brisbane River in January 2011, ERSA was engaged by Arts Queensland to undertake a review of the disaster management preparedness of the Queensland Cultural Centre (QCC) complex. The complex includes the Queensland … Continue reading

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Water Accounting in Australia

ERSA’s Senior Auditor, Tim Kirby, has published a paper on Australia’s water security in the NZ Chartered Accountants Journal, July 2011. The article summarises progress being made in the area of water accounting and highlights some of the impacts and … Continue reading

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ERSA presents at CEDA Managing Major Catastrophes forum

Tony Batten presented a short paper on Emergency Management: Informing Decision Making to the Managing Major Catastrophes forum in Brisbane on 13 April 2011. The forum was one of the Thought Leadership series organised by the Committee for Economic Development … Continue reading

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ERSA receives prequalification for provision of consultancy services

ERSA has been pre-qualified as a consultant under the Performance and Management Services Scheme administered by the Department of Services, Technology and Administration NSW. The areas of expertise accepted are: Program Reviews Governance and Reporting Audit and Assurance Services

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