About Us

Established in 2004, Future-Plus Environmental’s team of skilled and industry experienced professionals are recognised for the provision of integrated solutions and their in-depth knowledge of environmental policy and legislation, emerging trends and the latest technologies.

Our extensive knowledge and experience in the field of environmental management has been gained through the successful delivery of a diverse range of projects to a wide variety of clients on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.


Paul Wood


Paul is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over 15 years’ consulting experience on land development and infrastructure projects throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. As the Project Director for all major projects delivered by FPE, Paul is responsible for providing technical, financial and client management functions to achieve our quality assurance objectives.

Paul provides a range of environmental services, from conducting preliminary soil and water investigations and conservation management strategies including environmental investigations and feasibility studies, through to preparation of environmental impact assessments and management plans to support applications for environmental approvals and monitoring and audting implementation. Paul has worked on a diverse range of projects for local and and state government, non-government organisations, community groups and private clients. He has completed projects in a broad range of sectors, including land development, transport, mining and gas/utilities.

Paul is often required to provide interpretation, direction and management for a range of complex and multidisciplinary projects, including major linear infrastructure projects. Through this experience, Paul has acquired a strong working knowledge of environmental legislation and regulatory requirements.

Paul currently oversees the implementation, financial and human resource management and project direction for a number of projects including soil conservation and ESC, contaminated land investigations, acid sulfate soil investigations, ecological surveys (terrestrial, marine and aquatic), bushfire, water and effluent quality monitoring.

Elisa Baynes

BSc (Env)

Elisa has more than 15 years of domestic and international experience in the field of environmental management, with particular expertise in soil and wastewater management. A Senior Environmental Scientist, BSA licensed Site Classifier, Restricted Drainer and Licenced Treatment Plant Operator, Elisa has gained a solid reputation for her achievements with innovative wastewater reuse projects.

Elisa’s diverse background and considerable experience has seen positive project outcomes on many major residential subdivisions, unit complexes, retirement villages, schools, and other commercial and industrial developments throughout Australia, UK and Ireland.

Michael Baynes

BSc (Micro) MEIANZ

Michael is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over 10 years’ consulting experience and has a broad range of knowledge and experience across environmental and applied sciences including: preparation of environmental assessments and environmental management plans; preparation of documentation to support applications for environmental authority and development approvals; and conducting technical assessments, including contaminated land investigation/management/ remediation, acid sulphate soil, site and soil classifications, and water quality assessments.

Michael also has extensive experience in developing and implementing environmental monitoring programs encompassing coastal waters, soils, surface water, groundwater, effluent, leachate, gas, noise and dust from a range of heavy industry (landfill), commercial and domestic sites.

Michael has also worked extensively in the site assessment, feasibility, planning, design and approval of the management of construction activities on-sites at a range of sites listed on the Environmental Management Register.

Environmental Scientists

Kaine Pritchard

BSc (Env & Plant)

Kaine is a qualified Environmental Scientist with over 15 years’ in the industry of applied sciences and over 13 years’ in environmental consulting. Kaine has extensive environmental experience across a number of disciplines of environmental and applied sciences, with core strengths in ecological survey and management, soil and water science and contaminated land investigation and management. Kaine is a Senior member of the FPE Team, providing high level reporting and reviews, development assessment application reviews and technical input to overlays, codes and requirements for both local and state government applications. He has a very broad knowledge of the environmental protection policy, legislation, industry standards and guidelines and their application relevant to construction and development projects in regional and residential areas of SE Queensland.

Kaine is a skilled ecologist who has worked on a wide variety of ecological projects throughout Queensland inclusive of flora and fauna surveys, spotter-catcher works, aquatic health assessments, targeted threatened species surveys, preparation and completion of Species Management Programs, rehabilitation plans, habitat and waterway restoration works, and developing and implementing conservation initiatives to achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity in developmental planning.

Additionally, Kaine has significant expertise in natural resource management, particularly in environmental and geotechnical disciplines, including; water quality (surface and groundwater) monitoring, sampling and reporting; Acid Sulfate Soil investigations & reporting; Landfill environmental monitoring (surface water, groundwater, leachate, gas, noise and dust); revegetation plan design, implementation and maintenance (Kaine maintains a current commercial operators licence) ; effluent disposal investigation & design to ASNZS 1547-2012; logging of soil and rock profiles in accordance with AS 1726-1993; Conduct site classifications & reporting in accordance with AS 2870-1996.

Peter Dews


Peter is a qualified and experienced professional with over 40 years’ experience in a broad range of key Civil Engineering Projects, including: design and implementation of erosion control works, design of marine structures and shore protection works, planning and management of major infrastructure developments including subdivisions, roads, pipelines, reservoirs, etc.

Peter has extensive experience in planning and construction management of major residential and industrial developments including the construction of major and minor roads, services, road and pedestrian bridges, coastal waterways, jetties, revetment walls, navigation locks, flood control weirs, residential and commercial developments.

Other key experience includes Peter’s skills in planning, achieveing authority approvals and the development and mangement of processes designed to minimise the risk of environmental damage during project construction. A significant experience in Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Plan preparation, auditing, design and certification is brought with Peter.

Peter works with FPE to provide specialist services including RPEQ certification and reporting.

Luke Craig


Luke has extensive >10 years’ experience in environmental management; including over seven years involving investigation, planning, compliance, auditing, monitoring, risk assessment, and regulatory liaison for erosion and sediment control (ESC).

Luke also has extensive experience in developing and implementing environmental monitoring programs encompassing soils, surface water, groundwater, noise and dust from a range of heavy industry, commercial and domestic sites.

Luke is an member of IECA and active ESCP professional, skilled in the design, development and certification for infrastructure projects.

Nicholas Evans


Nicholas Evans is an Environmental Scientist/Ecologist with 7 years’ experience in the consulting industry across a broad range of applied environmental disciplines. Nick’s specialised experience includes ecological assessments, natural resource management, habitat surveys, fauna spotter-catcher works, environmental monitoring (water, soils, gas etc.), and development and implementation of conservation initiatives to achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity in developmental planning.

Prior to starting with FPE, Nick provided spotter-catcher services on a range of transport and infrastructure projects for 2 years’, where he handled/captured, identified, and cared for a range of native wildlife. He also participated in the collection and submission of specific environmental data for clients, aided in erosion control implementation, environmental auditing, reporting, and performed habitat surveys to located areas of environmental significance.

During and proceeding University, Nick additionally worked as a research assistant at the University of the Sunshine Coast in collaboration with lab and field technicians from the Forestry Department to undertake fieldwork, data collect and attain viable samples for study. By doing this Nick developed time and management skills to effectively oversee efficient production and maintenance of tissue culture. This role involved following standard procedures for propagation and maintenance of scientific samples. He also assisted in tutoring lab practical classes and participated in multi-day field trips for data collection.

Jono Hooper

BSc/BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science)

Jono has seven years associated experience across a broad range of environmental disciplines, with a particular focus on ecology and a passion for frogs, gained through university studies, extensive volunteer experience with catchment groups and Department of Environment and Science, and most recently during the last five years working full-time at Future-Plus Environmental.

Jono’s specialist area of frogs includes lead roles in implementing and undertaking on-ground monitoring and surveys, frog identification and frog/tadpole capture and relocation. He also provides specialist advice and recommendations to clients regarding the management of threatened frog species on construction projects in SE QLD; this currently includes managing Acid Frogs at a large airport expansion project on the Sunshine Coast.

For many years, Jono has been directly involved with and coordinated several landfill monitoring and compliance projects allowing him to developed an extensive array of experiences in water and soil quality monitoring, landfill environmental monitoring (surface water, groundwater, leachate and gas) operation of monitoring equipment; report writing and data interpretation. Through his involvement in these areas, Jono has developed a strong working knowledge of environmental monitoring programs, as well as, reliable leadership skills in managing and directing fieldwork. Jono is also very familiar with many different items of water monitoring equipment in the field, providing more insightful and robust data to clients.

Back in the office, Jono initiated and spearheaded the implementation of GIS mapping capabilities using ArcGIS. This resulted in accurate, reliable and professional mapping solutions for clients, whilst also improving efficiency in the field when maps are loaded onto GPS-capable smart devices.

Simone Forman

BSc (Environmental Science & Animal Ecology)

Simone commenced working with FPE as an undergraduate and since this time, has developed skills across a diverse range of environmental and ecological disciplines including flora and fauna survey and management, aquatic health, water, soil and air quality, landfill environmental monitoring (surface water, groundwater, leachate and gas), wastewater investigations and design, contaminated land investigations and remediation and more. Through her involvement in project management, field work, data analysis, and preparation of a variety of technical reports, Simone has achieved a strong working knowledge and understanding a number of matters relating to environmental/ecological management and compliance for private clients and local and state government and departments.

Simone’s main area of interest and capability is in ecology and conservation, which is reflected through her chosen area of tertiary study (animal ecology) and completion of additional training and competencies. Her background in Environmental Science and Ecology stems from highschool, where she received awards for Marine Science and Biology. She then received a Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast to complete a Bachelor of Science.

Simone has an understanding of statutory requirements with respect to environmental matters and is regularly involved in undertaking the required surveys and assessments required to address specific legislative requirements, including complex fauna monitoring projects, preparation of species management programs, undertaking baseline fauna inventory assessments (including trapping and monitoring of target species), and the provision of conservation advice and input into management plans.