Projects by Service – Ecology

Tintenbar Sand Quarry

The Tintenbar Sand Quarry requires an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the proposed construction of a new quarry pit. The Director-Generals Requirements (DGRs) require a detailed ecological assessment inclusive of reporting and mapping to identify areas of conservation significance and determine compliance and mitigation with relevant legislation.

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East Coast Blues and Roots Festival

AWC have completed fauna survey and reporting for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Bluesfest events at Tyagarah, NSW to identify potential impacts on fauna habitat in order to fulfil requirements of consent.

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Guanaba Creek Bridge Replacement: Environmental Investigation Report

Gold Coast City Council commissioned AWC to complete an Environmental Investigation Report (EIR) for the replacement of the Guanaba Creek Road Bridge at Maudsland. The project requires the removal and replacement of the existing single lane bridge with a double lane bridge and re-alignment of the road approaches associated with the new bridge site.

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Waterbird Park – Rehabilitation design review and sediment removal plan

Waterbird Park is an urban parkland located at Explorers Way, Carrara. The park has a constructed wetland comprised of two sections, with dense infestations of Mexican waterlily. Due to the poor performance of the wetland and the difficulty in eradicating Mexican waterlily, Gold Coast City Council proposed the re-design of the system to increase performance and aesthetics of the watercourse.

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Ecological Assessment for Tipplers Hub – South Stradbroke Island

AWC was commissioned to undertake a full ecological assessment of the Tipplers Hub Precinct located on South Stradbroke Islands, Queensland. The ecological assessment enabled Council to develop two Material Change of Use (MCU) applications for Tipplers Hub, which will ensure the area can sustain current and future visitation while maintaining the social and environmental values of the area.

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Riparian Restoration

Recent floods across the Burnett-Mary region have resulted in wide-spread riparian erosion and stream bank degradation. The Burnett Mary Region Group (BMRG) acquired funds from the federal government to rectify a number of sites across the region. AWC undertook a rapid riparian restoration assessment, concept retification designs and costings for all 13 sites.

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Bokarina Wetland Translocation

AWC worked within developmental parameters to provide a method and detailed woks for the translocation and careful re-creation of the existing wetland to a new site. This was done by considering soil characteristics, hydrology and physical topography of the wetland.

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