Prue Newall

Head of ESG, Pacific National
Prue Newall

Prue Newall started with Pacific National in December 2021 where she leads the execution of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, with the objective to reduce Pacific National’s environmental and community impacts. In addition, Ms Newall is coordinating Pacific National’s decarbonisation pathway, supporting the increased role of rail freight in the national transition to a low carbon economy.

Ms Newall has over 15 years leadership experience in environmental and safety risk management, strategy and governance. Previously Ms Newall was at Qantas and responsible for leading the development of Group Safety Strategy and Environmental Risk Management Standards, safety governance, assurance and reporting.

Prior to Qantas, Ms Newall was at Sydney Water where she was accountable for the environmental governance framework, including climate change policy, environmental advisory and reporting to the senior executive.

Ms Newall holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from Macquarie University and is a qualified Environmental, WHS and Quality Auditor and Investigator.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).