Georgia Manning is a resource and infrastructure project approvals specialist based in Perth, WA. Georgia has 19 years of industry experience and currently works as an independent professional, providing approvals management and coordination services to greenfield and brownfield resource projects in Australia and New Zealand.
In her recent career, Georgia has provided environmental management and regulatory approvals management services to several BHP iron ore projects. Previously, as part of the FAST joint venture, Georgia coordinated delivery of approvals for BHP’s mine, rail and power infrastructure upgrades as part of the suite of Rapid Growth Projects.
As the Statutory Planning and Approvals Lead for Fluor, other project involvement included environmental impact assessment, environmental management and approvals advice to numerous clients including Transurban, Crosslands Resources and Nyrstar. Georgia also has significant experience in the aggregates sector, having started her career in the sector as a mining engineer, focussed on drill and blast, and continuing to work with the aggregates sector for over ten years, successfully coordinating and then leading the development of greenfield and operational quarries throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Georgia’s early career, based at operating quarries in urban environments, sparked her interest in best-practice environmental management as well as developing a career-long interest in the development of authentic ongoing relationships between resource projects and local communities.
Georgia concentrated on this as part of her Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management, completed in 2017.
Georgia joined the AusIMM in 1996 as an undergraduate at the University of Auckland’s School of Mines and served on the New Zealand branch committee as a new professional.
Since late 2015 Georgia has been a member of the AusIMM Community and Environment Society committee, currently holding the position of co-chair.