2022 Local Government Newsletter

At BEC we appreciate you’re extremely busy providing services to your community, especially with the current declared events. Our purpose at BEC is to help you with services that range from seeking federal disaster recovery funding, provision of site supervisory expertise, professional project management, through to design and engineering services. Please reach out if we can assist you with:

  • Flood Damage Assessment
  • Funding Application
  • Project Management
  • Road Condition Report
  • Project Superintendency
  • Design & Compliance
  • Data pickup & onsite coordination of Council resources
  • Council Representation
  • Financial Management

 To date we have administered in the order of $400 million of restoration works across the east coast. Hoping that our 2022 Local Government Newsletter provides some ‘good news’ during another challenging year. Click Here to read now!

Warrumbungle – Sir Ivan Fire Restoration

Project No. 6801

Built Environment Collective was recently engaged by the Warrumbungle Council to provide rapid assistance in response to the devastating Sir Ivan bushfire which raged across 55,000 hectares. The incident destroyed homes, fences and sheds and killed a huge portion of livestock in the region.

The fire was declared a natural disaster by NSW Government on the 14th of February 2017 and in response, the BE Collective team were asked to provide a wide range of services in order to prepare a submission for the restoration of fire affected areas of the Golden Highway. Our submission covered the clearing of “Hazard Trees” from the road reserve and making an assessment for reconstruction on any road furniture (signs, guard rails, etc.). Our services included specialist civil engineering consultancy; project and grants management; works supervision and coordination; and submission preparation.  BE Collective appreciated the opportunity to provide support and assistance to a community in need. (more…)

NSW Disaster Assistance and NDRRA Consultancy

Project No. 6756, and 6738. 

NSW has been devastated by flooding and prolonged rain events in 2016, in what’s widely considered the most damaging storm season the region has experienced in decades.

Shire Councils in the area have historically not achieved their preferred outcome with respect to State and Federal funding. Many Councils are under immense pressure to repair their road and bridge networks quickly, with wheat and produce harvest deadlines looming. 

BE Collective staff have significant long-term success in assisting 14 Councils to achieve optimal funding outcomes through NDRRA. Our John Tuxworth has additionally provided high-level consultancy support to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority(QRA) across a period of 3.5 years, and has significant and enhanced knowledge of the NDRRA Determination, Guidelines, Value-for-Money paradigm, eligibility, complementary & betterment opportunities, submissions, treatments, delivery & programme management, claims, acquittals, as well as Commonwealth auditing processes.


Our team are currently commissioned to support multiple councils in NSW with their:

  1. Data capture
  2. Liaison with RMS
  3. Submission preparation
  4. Tendering
  5. Contract Admin & Project Management
  6. Works Management
  7. Acquittal


Restoration of Essential Public Assets


Project No. 6369

BE Collective has provided a range of specialist Project Management and support services to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) across several years, assisting with the multi-billion-dollar restoration of civil infrastructure assets damaged due to disaster events since Cyclones Tasha and Anthony in 2010/11.

BEC Managing Director, John Tuxworth, initially undertook Program Management for Value-for-Money assessment of National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements claims.

Our contribution has subsequently been extended to include:
> Program Management for $200 million grant funded reconstruction in Western Queensland
> Foundation of VfM assessment frame-work for the $80 million 2013 joint State and Federal Government Betterment fund
> Establishment of a task-focused DTMR assessment team in 2013
> Representation at District Disaster (and Local Disaster) Management Groups for Cyclone Marcia in 2015