Ports Safety and Environment Management Plans

Under the Port Management Act 1995 (the PMA) all managers of local and commercial ports must prepare a Safety Management Plan and an Environment Management Plan (together known as SEMPs).

SEMP Ministerial Guidelines

The ministerial guidelines for Port SEMPs are issued under section 91G of the Port Management Act 1995.

The guidelines are intended to assist ports managers and auditors to understand the scope and requirements for the preparation of SEMPs and audits.

SEMP annual reports

The act requires all port managers to prepare a SEMP annual report on the safety and environmental performance of their port.

The SEMP annual report is to be provided to the Minister for Ports, the Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Transport Safety Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria.

SEMP auditors

The PMA stipulates management plans audited, by approved auditors, as complying with the requirements of the PMA and prepared in-line with the ministerial guidelines.

A panel of auditors has been appointed by the Minister for Ports.

Approved SEMP auditors

These are persons approved by the Minister for Ports under Part 6A of the act, to audit Port Safety and Environment Management Plans.

These approvals are valid until 25 July 2021, unless otherwise revoked or amended by the responsible Minister during this time.

Safety Management Plans for Commercial Trading Ports and Local Ports

Name Company
Suanna Harvey* AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
Harry Grynberg* AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
David Spink* Arup Pty Ltd
Matthew Skubis AusSafe Consulting Pty Ltd
Chad Pettitt AusSafe Consulting Pty Ltd
Julian Bedford AusSafe Consulting Pty Ltd
Catherine Dalton AusSafe Consulting Pty Ltd
Michelle Jeffrey BMT Design & Technology Pty Ltd
Andrew Harrod QSolutions Group
Andrew Gisinger QSolutions Group
Stephen Jenkins* EnviroRisk Management Pty Ltd
Brian Eva* Eva and Associates Pty Ltd
Ian Good HAZCON Pty Ltd
John Cumming* Infotech Research
Julie Kelly KPMG Australia Pty Ltd
Doris Pallozzi* Nation Partners Pty Ltd
Chris Raley Thompson Clarke Shipping Pty Ltd
Jillian Carson-Jackson Thompson Clarke Shipping Pty Ltd
Cameron Clark Verus Australia Pty Ltd
Yin Chim Verus Australia Pty Ltd

Environment Management Plans for Local Ports

Name Company
Suanna Harvey* AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
Harry Grynberg* AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
David Spink* Arup Pty Ltd
Michelle Jeffrey BMT Design & Technology Pty Ltd
Stephen Jenkins* EnviroRisk Management Pty Ltd
Brian Eva* Eva and Associates Pty Ltd
John Cumming* Infotech Research
Lachlan Wilkinson* JBS&G Australia Pty Ltd
Doris Pallozzi* Nation Partners Pty Ltd
Derek Low Thompson Clarke Shipping Pty Ltd
* Appointed as an environmental auditor under section 53S of the Environment Protection Act 1970, therefore is automatically approved to audit environment management plans for commercial trading ports and/or local ports.