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Who we are and what we do

Incorporating a team of experienced and qualified engineers, scientists and project managers with the technical knowledge and know how to address all intricacies and solutions for Water, Tailings and Environmental Management.

Headquartered in Brisbane Australia, with international reach, DRIVE focuses only on the mining industry. Our association with mining spans more than 34 years.

DRIVE Principal Engineers and Scientists work with you in an efficient, effective and collaborative manner to ensure a clear understanding of your need, agreeing on the scope, and then delivering a well regarded outcome. Whether concept, design, construction, operations, rehabilitation or closure, DRIVE is there to help you derive and implement the best solutions to your Water, Tailings and Environmental management challenges.

Specialist software tools enhance our design, modelling and visualisation capability and our communications target key stages that keep you informed and address issues along the way.

Poor Water and Tailings Management can increase your production costs and possibly stop production. Don’t wait until problems arise, let the experts help you stay on track, or get you back on track. DRIVE takes your wider operations into account in design, integrated water and tailings management systems that cope better with the mining and process interactions and inevitable excursions.

Our Water expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Surface and underground water
  • Site Water Management Plans (SWMP)
  • Tailings and Decant Water Management
  • Pumping and Piping systems design
  • Erosion and sediment management and E&SC Plans
  • Design of hydraulic structures, spillways and drainage infrastructure
  • Integrated water supply, storage and management
  • Waste water management

Our Tailings expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Greenfield / brownfield
  • Planning, design, construction, operations and technical advice
  • Civil, Geotechnical, Mechanical engineering and the needful range of sciences
  • Paste and Thickened Tailings and decant water pump & pipeline designs
  • ARD assessment and management
  • Dam-break assessments
  • Hazard and Consequence Assessments
  • Operations Plans
  • Audits and inspections
  • Closure Plans

Our Environmental expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Cost effective landform design and rehabilitation
  • Environmental Auditing, Management Plans and Annual Reports
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Air Quality and Noise Modelling
  • Ecology and Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Surveys.

Our people are positioned to work anywhere in the world with the DRIVE to better serve you.

How to find and contact us

Contact Details


07 3283 8172



Office Address

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Postal Address

PO Box 517

Margate QLD 4019

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