Greg has had a long career in dredging, offshore and marine construction that has seen him involved in harbour works, oilfield installation and coastal construction throughout the Australasian Pacific region. He is a Principle Dredging Consultant with in2Dredging Consultancy Services in Perth and is currently studying international policy and politics at Macquarie University, New South Wales. Previously, Greg worked on major gas field and coal and iron ore export port developments. His involvement in stakeholder engagement and the environmental regulatory processes led to an interest in social licence.
Articles By Greg Miller
In today’s world, expectations for sustainable practices are fast becoming the norm. Countries, the public and communities are requesting transparency, the application of higher environmental standards and involvement in decision-making processes when new developments in a marine environment are proposed. Marine infrastructure projects not only require environmental permits and works licences to be in place, they also need a Social Licence to Operate (SLO). This article describes the social licence in this fast-changing context of information and technology, and explores tools that can be used to develop a ‘responsible project’ and provide a successful and sustainable outcome for society and the environment.