Projects

Powels Creek Bank Rehabilitation

Powells Creek was a concrete tidal waterway rapidly degrading due to it’s age.As part of it’s renewal 700m of waterway was naturalised to include vegetation, sinuous batters a boardwalk and improved parkland.

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Yamba Bypass (Stage 1) – Species Impact Statement (SIS)

Clarence Valley Council identified a corridor for stage 1 of the Yamba Bypass and commissioned initial studies. Following the findings that several threatened species may be impacted by the proposal, a Species impact Statement (SIS) was required, with Director General’s Requirements (DGRs) issued by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

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Little McCready’s Creek, Urban Systems Repair Project

AWC engaged to ‘naturalise’ a water way within a suburb of Mackay. The creek had been turned into a trapezoidal drain when the surrounding development was created. This resulted in a decrease in water quality, loss of habitat features and biodiversity, unnatural flow regimes and erosion.

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Bradley Heights

AWC were engaged to design the rehabilitation of a riparian corridor and water body. Transforming a farm paddock and dam into part of what is a extensive green corridor running through the developed land south of Penrith.

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Drainage and Erosion Plan for Iron Pot Creek

AWC and Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers collaborated in providing a holistic erosion and bank stability strategy. The North Drainage and Erosion Management Plan for Iron Pot Creek at Pine Mountain was prepared to reduce erosion and improve bank stability throughout the study area. The Plan includes recommendations for cost-effective ‘green’ engineered staged remedial works that fit in with the surrounding environment.

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Stewart’s Farm – Ecological impact assessment for proposed rezoning

Stewart’s Farm is an iconic property at Skennars Head, of which parts have been proposed as suitable for residential occupation. Following a review of previous assessments the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) required further information relating to the ecological values of the site (in addition to other matters) to determine whether rezoning of the site was justified.

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Ewingsdale Seniors Living – Ecological constraints assessment

Development of the future hospital site at Ewingsdale has created an opportunity for associated development on adjacent land, on which a seniors living precinct is proposed. To determine the suitability of the land for future development, AWC completed an ecological and bushfire constraints assessment and also participated in community and stakeholder consultation as part of the process prior to public exhibition. As the site contains two watercourses and numerous mature rainforest trees, these aspects were key components of the project.

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Acid Frog Habitat Management

The proposed Caloundra South Urban Development Area incorporates threatened acid frog habitat. An assessment of the existing Wallum Sedge Frog pond hydroperiod was undertaken to ensure future constructed habitat ponds provide the correct hydraulic regime for colonisation and continued habitat post development. An Acid Frog Management Plan was completed to protect three acid frog species, all listed as vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act, 1992, one also listed as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act,1999.

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