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Jeff Ballard
Jeff created NWM in 2011 and has 24 years experience in water business management including the planning, design, construction and project management of infrastructure projects from both owner and contractor sides. He has spent much of his career specialising in the water sector within local government, and has experience in other sectors including the construction industry, as well as technical exposure in roads, geotechnical, stormwater, and environmental engineering.

Jeff partners with his clients to add value to their operations through accurate scoping and prioritising both capital and non-capital projects, delivering these projects efficiently and minimising overall project and business risks.
Founding Director, Civil/Environmental Engineer, Townsville
NWM has a number of industry partners which join to take on larger projects or to provide services including drafting, structural design and even irrgation design. These partners are located in Townsville, regional North Queensland, and Brisbane.

The tailoring of the services provides a neat fit for many specialty projects.
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Jeff has been a financial member of the Australian Water Association for over 20 years and completed a 2 year term on the Queensland State Branch Committee.

He has an active interest through the regular paticipation in local meetings and conferences and has been a committee member for the AWA North Queensland Regional Conference since 2008, and has been the Chair for 3 years.

Jeff has facilitated local group meetings in Townsville and also keeps in tune with QldWater activities and has attended their and IPWEAQ conferences regularly since 2002.

Jeff's vision for AWA in Queensland is to encourage the integration and rationalisation of strategies from various specialties to aid in better regional decision making from government.

Industry Partners

NWM's staff have written a number of conference papers. Those directly written under NWM's employment are provided below.

Conference Papers

"A Review of Ross River Dam Gate Operations to Improve Downstream Flood Immunity" Bailey W.G, Ballard J.R, and Saunders R.E, 2012
Jim Mummery
Jim has almost 29 years’ experience in engineering having worked in private industry for Mount Isa Mines, WMC/Incitec Pivot and more recently with SunWater managing the Bulk Water assets in North Queensland.
Jim has a strong passion for leadership in project management and site supervision roles. He has a goal to make a name for himself for shutdown management projects in the mining and water sectors across Queensland and interstate.
Project Manager / Site Supervisor