Brian Ashcroft - Infrastructure improvement

Posted March 27, 2015


Marathon runner and ‘die-hard Broncos and Queensland Reds fan’ Brian Ashcroft is a key cog in Isaac Regional Council’s infrastructure improvement wheel.

The acting director - engineering and infrastructure is among the personnel tasked with implementing water and sewerage upgrades and an efficient waste disposal strategy across the region.

Mr Ashcroft has a wealth of experience under his belt spanning almost 40 years including eight years with the Department of Forestry, eight years working for the Hong Kong government planning and assessing major infrastructure projects, and 20 years managing multi-disciplinary consulting businesses in London, Asia and Australia.

Mr Ashcroft said he enjoyed the diversity of his role and the opportunities it offered to build new capacities.

“My main aim is to drive a high level of service to the communities in Isaac, with a genuine focus on our SHARP (Strengthening Healthy and Attractive Regional Places) outcomes,” he said.

“I have a great desire to get the best out of a very knowledgeable, dedicated and professional team.”

Mr Ashcroft had his hand in a number of key projects internationally including the original planning for the Channel Tunnel rail link in the UK.

He said his proudest career achievements included work he did in Hong Kong and another project back on home soil.

“Professionally, it (his proudest achievement) was setting up environmental assessment and planning procedures in Hong Kong and designing and building the forest park system for Queensland Forestry,” he said.

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