"I believe the core goal of our service offering has always been aimed at building long-term trusted relations with loyal clients who come to us because they understand the 'Matched Value' service offering." Greg Downes,Founding Director
Stephen Vlatko-Rulo- Senior Environmental Planner
B. Environmental Planning, CPP, PIA, Environmental Auditor Certification (RABQSA-AU, EM&TL)
Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in land development, civil engineering and wastewater treatment across many sectors, including mining. He has managed geotechnical, hydrological and environmental investigations, working extensively with local government, water agencies and construction companies to provide strategic advice as well as innovative design to resolve problematic environmental impacts on subdivision and linear corridor projects. He possesses a high degree of practical knowledge in soils including, contaminated land, acid sulphate soils, groundwater monitoring and effluent disposal.
Stephen plays a vital role today within the Downes Group, leading our work in the area of Approval and Compliance Management. He has worked closely with clients to develop a number of Environmental Management System Programs and possesses vast knowledge in the monitoring and auditing of projects for compliance with conditions of approvals and permits.