Projects by Service – Ecology

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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AWC and BAM accredited

Australian Wetlands Consulting Director, Damian McCann and Senior Ecologist Hannah Reid are Accredited Biodiversity Assessment Method Assessors (BAM Assessor) under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW).

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Stewart’s Farm Ecological Assessment

Home >Projects>Page 3 Projects Database Rainfall Alert Intranet Staff Email Projects Targeted ecological survey | Detailed reporting | Mapping Purpose Stewart’s Farm has been been subject to...

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Upper Coopers Creek temporary access road

AWC assessed the poposed temporary access road to Upper Coopers Creek following a severe landslip in early 2013. Detailed ecological and contamination assessment of the proposed roadway was completed and a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) prepared for the project.

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Iron Pot Creek Drainage and Erosion Plan

Iron Pot Creek and associated tributaries have areas of extensive erosion, caused by a combination of historical land clearing, urban development and construction of infrastructure. AWC and Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers collaborated in providing a holistic erosion and bank stability strategy.

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Cumbalum Urban Release Area

The Cumbalum Urban Release Area (CURA) is a strategic rezoning to help provide for future housing needs within the Ballina Shire. Following preliminary site investigations by a number of consultants, AWC were commissioned to investigate post-development groundwater scenarios with regard to potential impacts on endangered ecological communities, threatened fauna habitat and the adjacent Ballina Nature Reserve in order to determine the efficiency of stormwater and WSUD proposals and review proposed mitgation measures.

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Burpengary AFL Precinct

The Burpengary AFL Precinct is being developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council, and AWC is providing ecological services for frog monitoring, frog habitat pond creation, and vegetation translocation and monitoring.

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