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The Shoalhaven has significant defence industry capabilities across land, sea, air and joint domains. Use this online directory to find the capability you require.

Mr Mark Rigoni
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Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager
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Cardno offers a comprehensive range of services to the defence sector including:

  • Asset management 
  • Building services
  • Civil engineering 
  • GIS, mapping and survey
  • Strategic and Statutory Planning
  • Marine environment 
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental management 
  • Remediation
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Sustainable design
  • Infrastructure design and management
  • Management services
  • Project feasibility and due diligence
  • Geotechnical engineering

Cardno has been appointed by the Department of Defence Australia to undertake the provision of engineering services for the Defence Base Engineering Assessment Program (2012), a rolling program across the entire Defence Estate to assess and report on the condition, compliance and capacity of base utility services.

Cardno has been appointed to the Department of Defence Planning Panel to provide statutory and strategic planning services, including project approvals and Defence facility master planning.


Cardno’s core values shape the way we work as individuals and as an organization. They help ensure that we attract and retain staff with common values which will help us meet the needs of clients, the communities in which we work and our shareholders. Developed in conjunction with our staff, our values represent who we are, the way we work and who we want to be.

  • Self-confidence: Positive, Valued, Confident
  • Safety: Responsible, Aware, Vigilant
  • Partnering: Client-focused, Trusted, Inclusive
  • Great people: Determined, Successful, Professional
  • Passion: Committed, Courageous, Dynamic
  • Innovation: Forward-thinking, Entrepreneurial, Creative
  • Integrity: Ethical, Honest, Accountable
  • Sustainability: Balanced, Aware, Considerate

Cardno has the expertise and experience in working in the defence sector, with a number of our staff previously employed by the military, providing them with a good understanding of defence protocols and requirements.

Cardno  has proven capability, established through the provision of multidisciplinary engineering and environmental solutions to various defence projects throughout Australia including:

  • RAAF Base East Sale, VIC
  • RAAF Laverton, VIC
  • RAAF Wedgetail, Williamtown, Newcastle, NSW
  • Puckapunyal Military base, VIC
  • Australian Defence Force - Holsworthy SOWA, NSW
  • Randwick defence residential development, Kingsford, NSW
  • SPA Hangar, Fairbairn, Canberra, ACT
  • Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, QLD
  • RAAF Base Townsville, QLD
  • HMAS Coonawarra Darwin, WA

Cardno approaches projects through the early identification of key skill requirements to develop a multidisciplinary project team, which works closely together sharing ideas to iteratively respond to project needs.  Furthermore, we aim to work closely with our clients, with workshops used as an important tool to address project issues.  Our close working relationships within the Cardno and client team allows project objectives to be clearly understood and solutions to issues identified promptly.

Key Customers

Cardno South Coast’s key clients include:

  • Federal, State and Local Government Departments/Agencies
  • Stockland
  • Lend Lease
  • BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal
  • Xstrata
  • Port Kembla Coal Terminal
  • BlueScope Steel
  • Educational Institutions
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Qantas
  • NSW Ports, Port Kembla

Quality Standards and Other Accreditations

Cardno’s corporate objective is to provide quality outcomes and ensure safety in project delivery through a process of continuous improvement which is central to our quality system.

To achieve this objective, Cardno has developed and maintains a quality system for the provision of professional and management consultancy services.

The Quality Management Policy is implemented through the following key strategies:

  • A clear focus on meeting our clients’ needs as we comply with all their project requirements.
  • The maintenance of, and strict adherence to, a quality system based on the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008
  • A focus on recruiting and retaining highly motivated people with the appropriate qualifications and proven work skills.
  • Encouraging and facilitating the professional development of our people aimed at enhancing and expanding their work skills.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of an effective information management and documentation system.
  • Adoption of a management structure that engenders positive attitudes, encourages personal and technical development, and which rewards effort, integrity and initiative.
  • Being adaptive to the changing management, technical and physical environment in which we work.
  • Encompassing the principles of "Safety in Design" in our quality system for the delivery of infrastructure.

Address/Contact Details

Mr Mark Rigoni
Senior Civil Engineer / Project Manager

PO Box 33, Nowra NSW 2541

T: 02 4421 6922

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