Our Affiliates

Affiliate Membership funds are directed towards enhancing qldwater communication products. qldwater now offers the opportunity of Affiliate Memberships to other industry partners, consultants and service providers located in and outside Queensland.

Our Affiliates

Bligh Tanner is a structural, civil, environmental and water engineering consultancy distinguished by its high level of expertise, personalised service and reputation for delivering innovation on all projects.

Over the past 27 years the firm has been responsible for some of Queensland’s most innovative and complex engineering projects, from multi million dollar special structures, to world-leading integrated water management systems.

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qldwater is pleased to welcome the Calibre Group as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

At Calibre, we take this responsibility seriously. Choosing the right partner for your project is a long term commitment. While technical outcomes are critical, there are a lot of clever infrastructure experts.

For us, it’s not just technical outcomes that matter. Whilst the technical delivery must be both clever and precise, we won’t be able to get there without you. We tick all the boxes in terms of infrastructure delivery and built environment solutions.

We provide the broad scope of engineering, consulting, construction, project delivery and management services, allowing Calibre to turn knowledge into value at every stage of the project lifecycle. Read more here about the plethora of services and advice at your disposal.

From Smart Cities of the future to mines in Mongolia, Calibre and its subsidiaries, is a diverse infrastructure business.

And while our divisions specialise in different services and skill sets – they are unified in their unwavering commitment to safety, client service and innovation.

Since 1998, Community Solutions has supported regional Queensland in offering employment support, vocational training and social support.

Closely embedded in the communities in which they operate, Community Solutions supports their customer in achieving their goals by delivering sustainable jobs for people with a range of skills and from diverse backgrounds.


We welcome the ongoing support of two Queensland Government departments.

The Queensland Government Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water's vision is a prosperous Queensland through resilient and affordable energy and water sectors.

To achieve this, the department's strategy is to deliver innovative policy, planning and regulatory solutions in partnership with our stakeholders to support cost-effective, safe secure and reliable energy and water supply.

The Queensland Government Department of Health plays a part in the urban water industry through drinking water quality management, recycled and non-drinking water, water contaminants and public health risks, fluoridation and more.


Detection Services is a specialised pipeline inspection and water loss management company focusing on the areas of leak detection, valve management, pipeline condition assessment, trunk main leak detection, pump efficiency, transient monitoring, pressure and flow logging, permanent monitoring, NDT testing and ROV reservoir inspections.

Established in 1991, Detection Services is proud to be at the forefront of developing, sourcing and delivering better ways of managing our water resources.


qldwater is pleased to welcome Diona as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

John and Margaret O’Connor founded Diona in 1980. Since then the company has grown to become one of the most respected civil engineering companies in Australia with over 500 employees.

Our specialty is technically complex urban projects. We have a proven track record of developing equipment and innovative solutions to meet challenging client requirements.

Diona is set apart by our comprehensive ‘one-stop’ service offering and single point of accountability for all of your utility and infrastructure needs.

We offer a true turn-key solution covering all aspects of design and construction encompassing trenching, drilling and pipeline installation for water, drainage, sewer, gas, electricity and transport infrastructure.

We are accredited service providers to Energy Australia, Energex, TransGrid, Sydney Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, Brisbane Water, APA, Jemena, and Telstra, as well as many other asset owners. We’ve also worked on many projects for local councils in the greater Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide regions.


qldwater is pleased to welcome GBA Consulting Engineers as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

George Bourne & Associates (GBA Engineers) is an Engineering Consultancy based in Barcaldine, Western Queensland.

The firm was established in 1945 by Mr Clem and Nick Wilson under the name of CH Wilson and Partners. In 1968, the Wilson family left Barcaldine and sold their shares in the firm to George Bourne. George later changed the business name to George Bourne & Associates. 

Today, GBA Engineers remains proudly based in Barcaldine and provides services including Engineering, Survey, Building Certification, Cultural Heritage & Environmental, Design and Project Management to outback Queensland. In 2013, GBA Engineers opened a second office in Emerald to provide services to the Central Highlands region.  

May 2017 saw 73 Elm Street became the location of a newly constructed office for the GBA staff in Barcaldine. October 2020 saw the inception of a third office in Rockhampton to provide services to the Capricornia region. Today, GBA Engineers services 29% of the land mass of Queensland. Some of our employees also hold light aircraft pilot licences and fly between different projects. 


qldwater is pleased to welcome Hunter h2o as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

Hunter h2o strives to deliver engineering, project management and operational support services to our customers that meets their needs and expectations. Hunter H2O’s purpose is: Together we create the right water solutions to improve lives and support sustainable and healthy communities.

An effective and focused HSEQ system which adds value to the way we work and deliver our professional services is vital to achieving our purpose.

qldwater is pleased to welcome McBerns as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

McBerns is a wholly Australian family owned company. We pride ourselves on sourcing local materials and the manufacture of all goods is performed on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia. All McBerns products and services are covered by warranty.

Being an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and a small design consultancy allows McBerns the flexibility along with our in-house knowledge to respond efficiently and effectively to our client's needs.

McBerns staff have more than some 100 years combined water industry experience and engineering expertise, ensuring that we are well equipped to custom design and manufacture our range of innovative products. We are an Australian market leader in the design and manufacture of Safety Access Covers, Odour Filter Units and some ancillary products like our Well Washer Vent Poles and new ManUp Key for releasing seized manhole covers.


Research Laboratory Services is an independent consulting service that aims to provide industry specific applications advice based on world recognised scientific practices.

Research Laboratory Services' specialist areas of expertise include hydrogen sulphide breakthrough capacity, BDOC analysis, AOC analysis, BAC aging profiles, activated carbon performance testing, ozone demand studies, WTP optimisation, pilot plant design and operation, design of testing protocols and data interpretation.


Simmonds and Bristow are integrated water management specialists offering diversity through multiple product service lines including Environmental Science, Process Engineering, Consultancy Services, Field Services, Plant Operations & Maintenance, Relief Operators and Water Treatment Plant Training.

Simmonds and Bristow support clients throughout Australia and near neighbours with services to water infrastructure, efficiency, quality and quantity. For more information regarding the services S&B provides please visit the Queensland Water Directory


Based in Honiara, Solomon Island Water Authority provides reliable and safe water supply and sewerage services to Honiara, Auki, Noro and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Water provides water services to an estimated population of up to 100,000 people in Honiara and over 8000 in the served Provincial centres. Municipal wastewater services are provided to around 30,000 people in Honiara only.

qldwater is pleased to welcome The Water and Carbon Group as a new Affiliate Member for 2021/2022.

The Water and Carbon Group (WCG) is a unique engineering contractor leading the industry in designing, building, and operating multifunctional infrastructure that value natural assets. Operating since 2007, WCG is at the forefront of sustainable engineering within the water/wastewater, waste, environmental services, and remediation industries.

We provide a comprehensive range of advisory, design, delivery, operation and R&D services for customers across an array of different industries including government, utilities (water & wastewater), landfill management, and the private sector.

Our team of engineering and environmental specialists work collaboratively to create highly effective bespoke solutions that meet the performance, financial and sustainability goals of our customers. When viable, we aim to integrate natural assets into our solutions to achieve lowest whole-of-life cost with minimal energy demand.

We can add value to projects at any stage in their development. Talk to us about your project goals and challenges today - get in touch via our website: http://waterandcarbon.com.au/contact-us/

TRILITY is proud to support the Queensland Water Directorate because it understands the importance of working closely with Queensland’s central advisory and advocacy body within the urban water industry. TRILITY is an established leader in the Australian water industry dedicated to the delivery of water, wastewater and reuse solutions within the municipal, industrial and resource sectors. The company is a proud asset owner and operator with an established footprint in every corner of the nation, particularly in Queensland where it has been operating since 2000.

TRILITY has provided services from the Gold Coast in the south to the tip of Cape York and west to the Darling Downs, with operational hubs built on partnerships with key clients in South East Queensland, Gladstone and Townsville regions. The company’s leadership draws on more than 20 years’ experience providing solutions including asset financing and ownership, design and construction, operations and maintenance, asset management and supporting utility services.

TRILITY was the first private sector partner to join qldwater. This signals an intent to be a long term operational and construction partner to water service providers all around Queensland. For more information regarding the services TRILITY provides please visit the Queensland Water Directory.

Veolia Water Services help councils manage every step of the water cycle - from extraction, treatment, storage and distribution, to collection, transportation, recycling and restitution of wastewater. 

Veolia offers complete municipal water management services, from sourcing the appropriate technology, carrying out design and construction and taking care of operations, maintenance and long-term management.


Viridis Consultants Pty Ltd (Viridis) is a Brisbane consultancy that has been providing quality management services to the water industry for over 10 years. Viridis has grown organically and currently provides services nationally to an ever-growing client-base, built through a commitment to service delivery, which is demonstrated by third-party certification to ISO 9001.

Viridis provides services including: management plan development; review and audit; process performance assessments; process optimisation; validation; risk assessment; and training. These services are currently provided to regulators, state government departments, government owned water corporations, councils, private water providers, industry and other consultants. Our niche is in the management of drinking, recycled, waste and industrial waters, however, we have provided management services to other areas of our clients’ operations.

Viridis has a dedicated team of consulting engineers, scientists and auditors that are experts in their field. We are able to put together multi-disciplinary teams to work on a range of projects and can also manage projects with multiple specialist sub-contractors.


Wagners New Age Building Materials are proud to be able to offer the very latest in Structural Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) elements and now our Geopolymer Concrete for the Water Industry.

Designed and built with a 100 year design life as a standard term, our solutions for infrastructure such as Reservoir Roof trusses, Support Columns within reservoirs, Walkways, Stairs and Water Tower Structures. In fact, any application where water has an effect on or with short and long term performance of the elements in the system. We offer a 7 year full replacement warranty on all our FRP components and a 100 year design life to support our claims.

Geopolymer Concrete is trademarked Earth Friendly concrete® or EFC® due to its extremely low carbon emission that stems from completely eliminating Portland cement. This exciting new addition to the concrete industry has been developed over the past ten years and is available commercially from Wagners fixed site plants in Queensland. EFC® can also be supplied for large remote projects with Wagners mobile plant project solutions. The binder in EFC was reported to produce 90% LESS carbon emissions with savings of 244 kg CO2 emissions compared to regular Portland cement. The different chemistry of this new type of concrete also makes it very high performance and durable.

Our engineers are here to help you solve those maintenance issues that dog your infrastructure. Wagners CFT are based at Wellcamp (Toowoomba). Please contact us on (07) 4637 7777, email CFTSales@wagner.com.au or visit our website at www.wagnerscft.com.au.

Our 2020/21 information brochure on Affiliate Memberships is now available here. For further information please contact Naomi Carragher on 07 3632 6850 or email ncarragher@qldwater.com.au.