Trinity Consultants further expands its presence in Australia

05 July 2020 3 min. read
More news on

Global environmental services firm Trinity Consultants has acquired Vision Environment Australia – a Queensland-based environmental consulting firm that specialises in water quality and marine ecology.

Vision Environment Australia (VEA) was set up in 2008 by Leonie Andersen and Felicity Melville in order to monitor the impact of industrial activity on marine ecology. The firm has since grown into an environmental consultancy that supports businesses across Australia and New Zealand that work in close contact with environmental water players.

A team of qualified experts works with lab facilities, specialised equipment and in-depth data gathered by commercial vessels to help minimise the environmental impact of VAE’s clients. The clientele includes industrial companies that engage in commercial dredging and other marine-based activities.

This team will now join Trinity Consultants’ rapidly expanding Australian outfit. Trinity entered the Australian market early last year through the acquisition of ASK Consulting Engineers – a Brisbane-based consultancy that specialises in noise, vibration, air quality, odor and lighting.

Trinity Consultants further expands its presence in Australia

Later in the year, Trinity further bolstered its air and noise expertise in Australia through the acquisition of Air Noise Environment, also based in Brisbane.

The bolt-on of Vision Environment Australia will now give Trinity Consultants a more rounded service offering in Australia.

The firm’s global offering focuses on environmental regulatory compliance services, alongside industrial risk management, environmental litigation support, among others and air & noise quality support.

Director at Trinity Brian Burdorf, who manages the firm’s Australia outfit, expressed excitement over the latest acquisition. “We are very excited about the additional resources and capabilities the VAE team brings and our continued growth in Australia. They are leaders in the field of water quality monitoring and assessment serving the marine ecology needs of their clients. We look forward to helping them further grow the business throughout Australia, New Zealand, and beyond,” he said.

“We are thrilled about joining Trinity. We believe Trinity’s broad span of physical locations and technical expertise will result in opportunities for expanded services for our clients and technical knowledge-sharing,” said Andersen, who together with Melville will remain in charge of VAE's operations.

Late last year, another Australian environmental and technical consultancy joined an international group, when Perth-based Bioscope Environmental was acquired by US-based CDM Smith.