Prasanna Suraweera

Email address

+61 8 6222 7074

+61 (0)404 448 543

Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

Office: Perth


Prasanna joined WGE in 2004 as a graduate mechanical engineer. While building his mechanical experience, he found a passion for sustainable design and was one of the founding members of the WGE sustainability team in Perth.
In 2008 Pras was promoted to the role of project engineer in the sustainability section and subsequently took over the management of this section in 2009. He became a shareholder of the company in 2010 and remains a Principal of the firm.


What will you bring to a project

I will bring my passion for sustainable design and my personal commitment to client services. I strongly believe in treating my client’s money as if it were my own which has earned me a strong reputation of trust and capability in delivering sustainable outcomes.

Outside work

Pras and his wife Marnie have three sons who are the apple in their eyes. When he is not trying to keep up with his sons he loves going sailing, tinkering in his garage and anything DIY.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical), Curtin University of Technology (Hons)

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Accredited Assessor
  • Green Star Accredited Professional, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Association of Building Sustainability Assessors National Accreditation. (ABSA)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Member, Sustainable Practitioners Association (AIRAH)
  • Wood & Grieve Engineers is a Member of the Green Building Council of Australia

Previous projects

Beachside, Leighton,Affinity Village Clubhouse,Albany Health Campus,City of Perth Library,Joondalup Health Campus,Masters Stores,nib Stadium,Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Central Energy Plant,State Theatre Centre, Perth,Wellington CentralHigh end residential development designed and built to a world class standard alongside one of Australia’s legendary beaches. Arguably this is one of the most luxurious residential developments in Perth.,,,,,,,,,

Client testimonials

Prasanna…You have taken what was a very rough brief and given it clear definition and context.
The research and analysis work you have done was then pulled together at very short notice into what was a very impressive presentation on Monday. Both the Komatsu attendees and myself were impressed by the clarity with which the information was presented, the extent of technical work that went into it and the clear outputs. This was especially important as technical issues can often get lost in translation across the cultural and language divide. This has greatly assisted Komatsu in their ability to make informed decisions on these items and helps me keep the design on programme.

Don Koontz, Total Project Management

Congratulations are extended to Prasanna for his role in achieving this fantastic result.
He has always shown a willingness to contribute to all facets of our projects and it is this unique “above and beyond” approach that we have valued the most.
The quality of service provided by Prasanna and his team has been exemplary.

Phillip Gnech, Mirvac