The Department of Community Services (DCS) Indigenous Essential Services (IES) Branch, now called Remote Project Office, approached Tonkin Consulting to provide technical resources to assist them in undertaking their increasing workload. IES are responsible for ensuring that residents in remote Indigenous Communities are receiving appropriate water, sewer and electrical services in accordance with the Power and Water Corporation IES contract.
Tonkin Consulting has provided staff on an ongoing secondment basis to IES to assist over four years from 2009 to 2013. This ranged between full time support at certain times and periodic ‘as-needs’ support during other times.
Tonkin Consulting staff have undertaken a broad range of project management and technical engineering activities as part of this work; including: