Dr DARREN BENNETTS
Principal Hydrogeologist / Environmental Auditor
Qualifications: BSc (Env Sci) (Hons) / PhD / CEnvP SC / Environmental Auditor (Vic)
Darren holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) and a PhD in hydrogeology, geochemistry and hydrology. He is appointed as an Environmental Auditor by EPA Victoria in the category of Contaminated Land, is a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination Specialist, and is a Suitably Qualified Person in Queensland.
Darren has over 13 years’ experience in environmental consulting, with significant expertise in soil, groundwater and gas investigations, aqueous geochemistry, risk assessments, site remediation, and water resource management. In addition, he has conducted numerous environmental audits pursuant to both Section 53X and 53V of the Environment Protection Act 1970 in Victoria, as well as acting as an expert support team member for over 100 statutory audits performed in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia. He has also acted as an expert witness on a number of occasions.
Darren has also authored and co-authored a number of academic research papers and reports, a number of which have been published in peer reviewed journals. He has worked on a wide variety of site, has extensive experience with a broad range of contaminants and maintains a strong knowledge of environmental legislation and guidelines.