Stormwater Queensland is an Incorporated, not-for-profit Association established in 1996. Stormwater Queensland aims to be the leading association for the promotion and advancement of stormwater management in Queensland.

All financial members of Stormwater Queensland are invited to nominate for either a position on the Executive Committee or as an Ordinary Committee member for the 2022-2023 year. Stormwater Queensland is seeking committee members who are eager and enthusiastic to advance the stormwater industry and who want to play an active role in setting the direction of the Association and its activities. Participation on the committee is also of personal benefit, providing professional development and networking opportunities.

Nominations were extended and closed at 5:00 PM on Friday 7 October 2022.

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 11:00am (AEST) 19th October 2022.

AGM Documentation

Please click on the following links to download the relevant documents.

Nominations received

The following nominations have been received and accepted for the committee positions.

  • Mark Gibson – Vice President
  • Charles Coathup – Treasurer
  • David Simpson – Secretary
  • Glenn Browning
  • Dylan Cain
  • Brad Dalrymple
  • Paul Dubowski
  • Courtney Henderson
  • Bill Johnson
  • Himanthi Mendis
  • Chris Owen
  • Ben Penhallurick
  • Ben Walker

Katie Fletcher Continues as President.

All committee positions have been filled and there is no need for an election.

The statements received from the nominees are below:

Glenn Browning

Glenn Browning is a Senior Engineer at Brisbane City Council and an experienced stormwater management and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) practitioner.

Glenn has over 20 years experience in the waterway management industry and has previously worked on major projects including the Gold Coast Desalination Plant, the Clem Jones Tunnel, Brisbane River Flood Study. The latter part of his career has seen him create innovative waterway management frameworks as well as publishing numerous WSUD policy reviews, discussion papers and guideline updates.

What I can add to the Committee

If elected to the Stormwater Queensland committee I would be able to bring to the organisation experience in WSUD planning, modelling, design and construction oversight.

I also have experience whilst at HLW in preparing policy discussion papers for the Department of Environment and Science. The role saw me undertake advocacy and organise education and community of practice events.
In partnership with the other committee members, I would seek to draw on my experience and use a creative approach to help solving the big issues facing our waterways.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this role.

Dylan Cain

I am a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ 7684) with 21 years’experience in the areas of Urban and Environmental Civil Engineering.  Recent projects I have led which are relevant to the stormwater industry include the water management strategy for the Victoria Park Masterplan and the design of multiple water quality assets for Local Government Clients including waterway naturalisation, bioretention and wetlands.  

What I can add to the Committee

Through my role at E2Designlab I understand the value of stormwater in creatinghealthy environments. I will offer the committee a strong voice ensuring we highlight the multiple objectives stormwater management can meet and will ensure we communicate with a broad range of stakeholders to break down silos.  As a previous committee member of Stormwater Queensland, I understand the importance of actively contributing to sub-committees and committee meetings

Paul Dubowski

Paul is a senior environmental scientist at BMT with 18 years of experience in environmental management. With a diverse background and experience he brings a broad range of skills to the company working across a range of fields including stormwater quality, ecology and waterways management.  Prior to his current role, Paul spent two years with the Water by Design program of the South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership focusing on sustainable urban water management. He was involved with the management, delivery and support of: local and state policy; guidelines; professional development initiatives; and organisational strengthening initiatives for local governments. Paul also has 5 years of experience in local government managing ecological impacts of urban development through development assessment, environmental management and policy.  He has been an active member of Stormwater Queensland committee for 8 years leading the development of a range of advocacy and engagement initiatives and events. He is the current Chair of the Advocacy and Engagement Sub-Committee.

What I can add to the Committee

  • Continuity of knowledge and experience from past committees.
  • Active and regular participation in the committee meetings including actioning tasks as they arise.
  • Active participation in related tasks including meetings, workshops, submissions, position statements, engagement with government agencies etc.
  • Support for events.
  • I’d also like to see SQ play a greater role in the science of WSUD and keen to discuss further how this can be achieved.

Courtney Henderson

Dr Courtney Henderson is a Water Sensitive Urban Design specialist with 7 years of academic experience (PhD in stormwater bioretention systems), and 15 years in consulting. He has skills in vegetation ecology, soil science, water chemistry, and urban hydrology. He has worked on WSUD Strategies for public domain, residential and industrial projects throughout Australia. Courtney has been a committee member since 2017, has been active in the development of several position statements and events.

What I can add to the Committee

Leading the engagement of regional members and organisations to actively foster their participation in SQ events and input into SQ advocacy via virtual platforms

Assisting with the development of advocacy and position statements. For 2022/23 a goal is to progress the objectives of the HLW Blueprint. This will be done through liaison with Qld Dept of Environment and Science to work to align the advocacy work of with SQ with DES and Healthy Land and Water.

Courtney typically assists with organising an event each year by reaching out to industry contacts to encourage them to present on topics of interest to the stormwater community.

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson – Civil Engineer (M.Eng Sc (Civil/Env); B.Eng (Civil). NPER, CPENG, RPEQ, CPESC.

Bill is a director with Strategic Environmental and Engineering Consulting (SEEC) based in Brisbane. He has 30 years experience in the water engineering and infrastructure fields working in local government, large and small consultancies where he has gained skills in stormwater management, drainage, water resources, water quality, Water Sensitive Urban Design, flood modelling and erosion and sediment control. Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and has a particular interest in water quality and erosion.

What I can add to the Committee

He has been a member of Stormwater Queensland for over 20 years and has served on the committee in a variety of roles. He is currently on the membership and advocacy sub-committee. Bill brings a wealth of experience to the committee with a particular interest in improving knowledge and promoting best practice. Bill’s background of working across small to major infrastructure projects covering stormwater quality and quantity has allowed him to actively participate in the development of a number of position papers.  He hopes to continue to actively participate in advocacy and promote best practice within the industry.

Chris Owen

Chris is a Civil Engineer with 3 years’ experience as an engineering consultant. In this time Chris has been involved with the design and engineering of urban development projects ranging from residential, commercial, industrial and transport. He has been involved in the preparation of civil and stormwater designs ranging from concept to detailed design stages. Chris has a keen interest in approaches to stormwater management that maximise benefits to the environment and community.

What I can add to the Committee

I look forward to continuing providing assistance to the Treasurer regarding the finances of the association. This will help reduce the obligations of the Treasurer as well as provide redundancy where the Treasurer may be unavailable. I shall assist in further automating financials and reporting within Xero to reduce time and effort required and ensure the association’s financials are up-to-date, transparent and strong.

Ben Walker

Ben is a passionate advocate for an urban water future that is diverse, secure, and that harnesses the potential of stormwater and alternative supplies to deliver improved waterways and urban environments.  During the course of his career spanning local government and consulting, he has been involved with stormwater management in development assessment, strategic planning, maintenance and capacity building.  He has been heavily involved in the development and implementation of water quality offsets schemes with a focus on governance, effective environmental management, program design, asset design and implementation. 

What I can add to the Committee

I bring to the Stormwater Queensland committee a genuine desire to enhance the industry to respond to the looming urban challenges facing us.  My diverse background promises to bring a fresh perspective to the stormwater industry, and I hope that it will serve to reinvigorate the committee, building on the success of the last 12 months.  The last decade has seen limited changes to the industry and I hope to build broader recognition of stormwater management as an enable of greener, cooler, more livable cities with the rest of the committee.

Himanthi Mendis

Himanthi has been involved in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling of urban and rural catchments for complex and bespoke developments. She has developed stormwater management strategies regarding quantity and quality for various developments in the residential, educational, and commercial sectors. Furthermore, Himanthi has a passion for integrated water management and water sensitive urban design. She has completed detailed designs for the construction and remediation of several natural stormwater quality treatment systems. She has completed several investigations to guide utilities in the use of alternative water sources. She strives to challenge industry standards to innovate and create great cities for people to live in. In this way, she works to improve the sustainability of the built environment.

What I can add to the Committee

  • I would like to continue to establish the early professional’s arm of Stormwater Queensland to increase our engagement with the industry. Posts to the group and conduct polls to inform the planning of events.
  • Organise an Early Professionals Event, early in the year 2023.
  • Contribute to Advocacy and Engagement Events by organising webinars and technical meetups – Software and QUDM, MUSIC etc.
  • Continue to engage and liaise with QUT and other universities for research and paper presentations for webinars
  • Engage with members and encourage them to nominate for the committee and help to build a positive culture in Stormwater Queensland