Global group SLR has acquired Townsville-based environmental consultancy Northern Resource Consultants.
The 25-strong Townsville team will bring a strong mining and minerals background as it joins SLR’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) business.
NRC’s services include environmental approvals, compliance, hydrogeology, hydrology, hydro-geochemistry, soils, environmental monitoring, ecology and mine closure and rehabilitation.
“We are looking forward to joining the SLR team and adding NRC’s talents to the business,” NRC director Marty Costello said.
“We all recognised very quickly how well the two businesses fit together in terms of culture, clients and capabilities, so I am confident our combined future is bright.
“The extensive range of services SLR already provide in APAC will benefit our clients and I am equally excited by what we can bring to SLR’s existing clients.”
SLR’s APAC business, led by Paul Gardiner, will now be 260 strong with 12 offices across Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Costello will join the SLR APAC management team and take on the role of APAC Regional Sector Leader for Mining & Minerals.