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GHD provides security consulting services using our global network of in-house infrastructure professionals, security management and security technology teams.

We deliver best appropriate security practices and technologies to the private and public sectors to achieve sustainable security. GHD also works with alliance partners and specialist subconsultants to deliver the most effective team.

GHD’s security consulting services cover:

Security management:

  • Business continuity management
  • Security risk management
  • Emergency planning
  • Disaster planning/management
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Security management benchmarking and gap analysis
  • Scenario planning and recovery modelling
  • Contingency planning and emergency response
  • Criminology and intelligence analysis
  • Security due diligence
  • Natural hazard and disaster planning
  • Site specific security risk assessments and auditing
  • Corporate governance of security

Security technology:

  • Integrated security design services (including architectural and physical design)
  • Design of Type 1 and commercial security alarm systems
  • Design of electronic and physical access control systems
  • Design of CCTV systems
  • Design of security barriers
  • Project management
  • Management of security maintenance contracts
  • Security system audit, review and assessment

Infrastructure security:

  • Site masterplanning for security
  • Architectural design for security
  • Design and documentation of high-security facilities
  • Blast impact modelling and design for blast resistance
  • Critical asset identification
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Facility hardening
  • Crime prevention through environmental design
  • Water and air quality modelling and design
  • Project management
  • Maritime security
  • Aviation security

Information security:

  • Security threat and risk assessments
  • Information security awareness and training programs
  • Review and development of information security policy frameworks
  • Security management process review and implementation
  • Information security plan development
  • Information technology security solutions to support the business objectives

Security licences/registrations:

  • NSW Master Licence 408691351
  • QLD Master Licence 3247027
  • ACT Master Licence 17501527
  • SA Master Licence ISL204322
  • VIC Registration 716-003-70S
  • WA Agent's Licence SA45243
  • Dubai Registration 526735

For further information, contact:

Adrian Hart
Service Line Leader, Security – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 2 6113 3259
E: Adrian Hart


Vince Wolcott
Service Line Leader, Security – North America
T: +1 703 488 9990
E: Vince Wolcott

Dubai Maritime City

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GHD completed a security risk assessment, drafted a security plan, and developed security concept design guidelines for a four square-kilometre area of reclaimed land between Dubai's renowned Palm Jumeriah development and Port Rashid.

The Dubai Maritime City is being designed to be the largest maritime hub in the world, enticing international maritime organisations to locate their headquarters in the DMC. It is expected to have 30,000 residents and up to 300,000 daily commuters.

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National Waterfront CCTV Network

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GHD was engaged by the Australian Customs Service (ACS) to enhance surveillance of Australia’s international seaports with a national waterfront closed circuit television (CCTV) network.

The system is used to support Customs and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) officers, by detecting and collecting evidence of illegal activities which threaten the Australian border. The network is the largest project of its type in the world, and embodies over 200 cameras and 50 video switchers in 54 Australian ports. The system is connected to a network of district, regional and national monitoring centres, providing 24-hour control, monitoring, recording and annunciation of video-activated movement alarms.

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Security review for Australian passenger transport

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The need for improved security has prompted an in-depth review of technologies designed to make safe mass passenger surface transport and infrastructure. GHD was engaged by the Australian Government’s Department of Transport and Regional Services to conduct a comprehensive review and prepare a report on current and emerging security technologies that could have application in mass passenger surface transport.

The first stage of the review involved detailed discussions with transport owners, transport operators, regulators and Governments to ascertain their concerns. This was followed by visits to the United States, United Kingdom and France to identify the technologies being trialed and used in these countries.

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South Road Superway

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The Urban Superway Joint Venture invited GHD to join them as the designer for the construction of the South Road Superway in South Australia.

A significant challenge of this project was the narrow corridor within which the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) of South Australia planned to deliver a new managed motorway standard elevated roadway with up to four lanes in each direction, over an existing arterial road with two lanes in each direction and almost no new land acquisition.

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Water Treatment Automation and Centralisation (A+Ction)

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As part of the A’Ction Alliance comprising GHD, Leicon-Notley and the Water Corporation Alliance, we have played a key role in an AUD50M brownfield treatment control system and SCADA upgrade project.

The project was initiated to raise the level of automation, reduce the need for operator intervention onsite and allow remote monitoring and operator control as well as enhance site security. Works included the automation and control of six metropolitan Water Treatment Plants (WTP), two regional water treatment plants and extensive borefields associated with the treatment plants.

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