Welcome to the Shoalhaven Regional Group


The Shoalhaven Regional Group of Engineers Australia meet 4 times a year.

Events usually consist of informative or technical seminars on a topic of general engineering interest or a site visit to a local or regional engineering project or facility. Meetings conclude with a networking/socialising dinner.

Events are of broad interest to engineers and non-engineers alike, and members of the public are most welcome to attend. Check this page for information on up-coming events. 

The group’s Annual General Meeting is held in March each year and is followed by a dinner.

Any members with ideas for site visits, technical presentations or guest speakers are asked to contact either the Chair or Secretary.


Mark Klein - Chair 2014


2014 Committee



Mark Klein

Committee member since 2008 – Chair since 2011

Mark is a civil engineer and survey technician with almost 20 years experience in the land development sector. Mark has held various technical and managerial roles and in 2012 returned to Allen, Price & Associates as a Partner. Mark is responsible for overseeing the engineering staff of Allen, Price & Associates as well as project managing numerous land development projects in the Shoalhaven and surrounds.



Greg Westlake

Committee member and holder of various positions in the executive since 1999.

Greg has been working in construction and design as a Structural Engineer since 1981. Since 2000 Greg has been a Director of a civil and structural consulting firm based in Nowra working on a wide variety of projects.



Caroline Griffiths

Committee member since 2010

Caroline is a Civil Engineer and has been an Associate Member of Engineers Australia since 2008. Upon completing a Degree in Environmental Science Caroline initially was a draftsperson with Lean and Hayward. Whilst completing her Diploma of Civil Engineering she began working for Allen, Price and Associates, undertaking land and development projects. Caroline has now 12 Years’ experience in this field and has recently been made an Associate of the firm.



Nick Osterloh

My skills are based on 25 years of design and procuring Automated Machinery, mainly in the electrical & electronic connector market, & now also in the Water & Wastewater industry. In five years prior to emigrating I worked for Tyco & also my own small Control Systems Design consultancy. My strongest areas are design/integration of automation solutions including PLCs, Servo Motors & Vision Systems, & consequent troubleshooting.

Last project at Tyco: Project Leading, Designing & implementing leading edge Vision Systems Inspection software for Connector Stamping Press Shop, 1 program written for all product variations.

Since emigration to Australia after two years of consultancy, I have been engaged fulltime by Shoalhaven City Council then Shoalhaven Water as SCADA Officer & then SCADA Co-ordinator.

In last two years have led the upgrade of the Telemetry front end software, leading onto the implementation of digital radio and DNP3 protocol RTUs”

Ross Nimmo 

Member of Committee since 2013

Ross is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a range of experience working in Consulting and Local Government in New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia. He currently works for Cardno In their Nowra office. His main areas of interest are land development, and coastal engineering.

Paul Collins BE(Civil), MEngSc, MIEAust CPEng  

Committee member since 2013.

Paul is a civil engineer with 36 years experience. He has mainly worked in local government as an engineer and manager responsible for the construction and maintenance of various water and sewerage schemes, roads, drainage, buildings & structures, parks & gardens, coastal & flood mitigation assets. Paul is experienced in the management of contracts, guiding an in-house multi-disciplinary workforce, asset management planning & implementation, budget development & control and EP&A Act Contribution Plan development.

Paul retired from his position of Works & Services Manager with Shoalhaven City Council in August 2013. 


For more information on the Shoalhaven Regional Group please contact Mark Klein. 


Madeline Cross
Regional Coordinator
Illawarra/Sutherland Regional Office Contact Details:
Located at: University of Wollongong, Building 4, Room G.04
Phone: (02) 4221 4086
Email: mcross@engineersaustralia.org.au
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