Ricardo consultants are driven by the application of Sustainability principles to all forms of Infrastructure investment. Ricardo operates in three core business streams.


Planning Approvals

Due diligence to inform site acquisition or disposal
Site assessment
Technical reporting
Stakeholder consultation & Engagement

Client strategy
Representation at Council, VCAT, Planning Panel, Development Assessment Committee
Project management

Landuse Planning

Feasibility studies
Highest and best use advice
Research and reporting
Masterplans and strategy plans
Options and scenario development
Strategic foresight
Multi-discipline projects

Triple bottom line reporting
Submission preparation
Stakeholder consultation & Engagement.
Policy development
Works Approval
EPBC Referrals
Environmental Management Plans


Waste Management Policy and Planning
Landfill gas assessment
Landfill compliance monitoring
Annual Performance Statements
Strategic environmental assessment
Environmental project management and advice
Environmental due diligence, assessment and remediation management
Pre-construction earthworks management
Hydrogeological assessments

Water balance modelling
Regulatory compliance
Acid sulphate soils assessment and management
Design and supervision of drilling programs
Bulk civil earthworks soil management
Water quality assessment & monitoring
Contaminant and seepage modelling
Water supply and dewatering assessments
Trade waste agreements
Site Closure Planning and rehabilitation


Concept / Design optimisation
Authority Design Approvals
Design management
Value Engineering
Design Documentation
Multi-disciplinary design co-ordination
Auditor / Compliance Management


Project Management

Client representation
Procurement strategy
Contract documentation and administration
Tender management
Independent verification
Financial and cashflow reporting
Bank reporting documentation


Business case development
Business plans preparation
Feasibility assessment / modeling
Commercial advisory
Financial and economic modeling
Risk analysis
Procurement strategy development
Project implementation planning
Asset Management

Change Management

We help clients in the development, infrastructure, utilities and resources industries to:

Respond to market trends
Differentiate in the marketplace
Gain competitive advantage
Manage large scale investments.

Our consultants

Evaluate and leverage existing operations processes
Engage key stakeholders to ensure the change program is pragmatic and business led
Develop and implement change management activities
Develop and implement business engagement activities
Focus on understanding, readiness and ownership of change outcomes
Prepare business readiness plans
Implement program deployment activities
Support business transition activities
Guide teams through adoption