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April 2020

COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts much of our lives, we are closely monitoring the Commonwealth and State Government Health advices. We have introduced measures in line with those recommended by the various Health Authorities including;

  • limiting personnel in our office/warehouse;
  • encouraging staff to work at home wherever practicable;
  • provinding appropriate PPE for any onsite activities where contact with others might be necessary;

We would like to reassure our valued clients that we are still operating and providing the same passionate service that we always have, to keep your business and projects moving forward in these uncertain times.

We will continue to monitor the changing requirements and provide further updates as Government adivce changes. If you have any concerns please contact us via the online form or via our info@drapperconsultants.com email address.

March 2020

Change of Address

After outgrowing our prevous workspace, we have taken the leap and moved into new premises at U15, 1472 Boundary Rd, Wacol, QLD.

We plan to use this space to expand our capacity to provide prototype testing and assembly of our onsite environmental monitoring equipment.

Feel free to drop by (once COVID-19 restrictions are eased).

June 2019

Introducing Mr Blair Jedras & the Trash Trawler

We have a new employee, Blair Jedras, who brings his experience from the drainage and diving industries, as well as being Founder of Clean Oceans Australia. We are working on a new perspective for capturing litter at the source. Check it out here https://youtu.be/cVgdLjcVqaQ and let us know what you think.

January 2018

Ready for the Commonwealth Games

We've just commissioned another stormwater monitoring site, this time on the Gold Coast. Working with Griffith University for this project, we'll be evaluating the performance of another stormwater treatment technology. It will be interesting to see how this remarkable piece of technology performs in this new location.

April 2017

Dirty Little Secrets - Launch of WATSOL Sewer Comb Animation

It's not the topic of your average dinner party, but we have just launched the new animation explaining the operation of the WATSOL Sewer Comb for managing solids in emergency sewer overflows. Check it out at https://youtu.be/KdGKQixLWnQ and let us know what you think.

January 2017

We are taking stormwater mobile!

This trailer-mounted stormwater monitoring unit has been delivered by Drapper Environmental Consultants for the University of the Sunshine Coast's Stormwater Research Group. This will allow researchers from USC to locate a fully automated, flow-weighted, remote access monitoring installation wherever they want. The setup allows sample collection to characterise stormwater from various catchments or evaluate stormwater treatment measure performance according to the draft Stormwater Australia SQID Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP). Equipped with its own solar power supply, a tipping bucket rain gauge, ultrasonic flow meters, auto-samplers, datalogger and wifi modem, this setup allows high accuracy sample collection during storms, that can be monitored in real-time from anywhere in the world (that has access to wifi service).

Keep an eye out for it on the streets of the Sunshine Coast. How can we help you with your environmental monitoring requirements?

July 2016

Stormwater Queensland recognises Excellence in Research & Innovation

At the recent Awards Ceremony, Stormwater Queensland recognised the contribution made by Drapper Environmental Consultants in collaboration with SPEL Environmental, University of the Sunshine Coast, QUT and Griffith University to Excellence in Research and Innovation. This project has taken the foresight and commitment of our client, SPEL Environmental, to initiate, and the "on the ground" contribuion of staff and students from USC, QUT and GU to reach this point. Principal Engineer, Dr Darren Drapper notes that this award would not have been possible without the efforts of the key personnel below;

    Andy Hornbuckle & Cameron Hales (SPEL Environmental)
    Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke and Dr Prasanna Egodawatta (QUT)
    Assoc. Prof. Terry Lucke, Dr Peter Nichols, Kristin Reeves, Shelbi Paterson & Renee Melis (USC)
    Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Sally Obst, Dan Ware & Lorry Hughes (GU)
    Grant Millar & Troy Mansinger

An ambitious project, spanning 9 monitoring sites from the central Gold Coast to the northern Sunshine Coast covering systems including underground filters, pit baskets, floating wetlands, packaged biofilters and hydrodynamic separators, it is setting the benchmark based on the draft Stormwater Australia SQID Evaluation Protocol. It is also providing a valuable road test of the draft protocol.

Outcomes from this research provides clarity for specifying consultants, and information for the development assessment process. It is also refining our understanding of the design process for floating wetlands in Australian conditions.

Well done to all involved!

February 2016

WATSOL Sewer Combs installed in Mackay Regional Council were put through their paces in recent wet weather and have been hailed a success. No messy clean-up, easy inspection and maintenance. How can the WATSOL Sewer Comb help with your sewer overflows?

October 2014

Principal Engineer, Dr Darren Drapper was recognised in the Stormwater Australia President's XI, Stormwater Industry Upstarts Team at the recent Stormwater 2014 National Conference for his contribution to the Stormwater Industry.

Darren was also personally awarded an Honorary "Stormie" Award by Stormwater Australia President Andrew Allan for his contribution to the National Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP).

June 2013

Drapper Environmental Consultants were engaged to provide the permanent dewatering system design for the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre pool for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Wacol QLD 4076

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