Projects by Service – Management

Riverdale Park, Lake Health Assessment and Restoration Plan

Ecological Design | Lake Water Quality Assessment | Landscape Design | Aquatic Ecology

AWC were engaged by Logan City Council to redesign Riversdale Park Lake in Meadowbrook into a high profile urban lake. Various lake treatments were developed and prioritised into actions to be implemented over the next 3-5 years with the first stage of works completed in 2016.

 

Stewart’s Farm Ecological Assessment

Targeted ecological survey | Detailed reporting | Mapping

Stewart’s Farm comprises a significant parcel of farmland and coastal forest at Skennars Head, NSW. To supply additional information to the Joint Regional Planning Panel for the proposed rezoning of the land, AWC completed a detailed ecological assessment and constraints analysis.

Upper Coopers Creek temporary access road

Ecological survey | Contamination assessment | Statutory review

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.

Reef Rescue: Treatment of Agricultural Runoff

Pollutant reduction modelling | Detailed design of treatment systems | Construction supervision

AWC have been working with the Burnett Mary Regional Group since 2010 to provide remediation measures that combat diffuse pollution wtihin the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

East Coast Blues and Roots Festival

Fauna survey | Reporting | Data analysis

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

Onsite wastewater management at several country public schools and Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs)

Soil testing | Review of Environmental Factors | Effluent modelling

The NSW Department of Public Works engaged AWC to conduct soil and site assessments for the upgrade of onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems at several Northern NSW public primary schools/education facilities at The Channon, Dorroughby, Upper Bonalbo, Modanville and Wilsons Creek.

Foreshore rehabilitation options report – Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast

Riparian restoration | Shoreline stablisation | Landscape design

AWC was engaged by Spotless Services Australia Limited to undertake a review of options for shoreline rehabilitation within the Australian Navy Cadets lease area at Golden Beach.

Drainage Improvement and Ecological Investigations of the Karragarra Island Wetland

Wetland remediation | Acid Sulfate Soil | Estuary and Coastal Management

Karragarra Island Wetland is a coastal estuarine wetland complex currently in a degraded state due to changes in land use over a number of years. Redland City Council engaged AWC to investigate the causes of wetland degradation and make recommendations for improvements.

Nerang Estuary Ecosystem Health Study

 

AWC have been awarded the Nerang River Estuary Ecosystem Health Study.  The purpose of the Nerang Estuary Ecosystem Health Study is to accurately assess the health of the estuary and provide Gold Coast City Council with a strategy for managing the Nerang River Estuary. 

Iluka Bay foreshore erosion project

Landscape design | Erosion control | Estuary Management | Review of Environmental Factors

To remediate problems with the Iluka Bay foreshore area, AWC completed detailed site assessments, design drawings to rectify erosion and a Review of Environmental Factors to implement the works.

Coolangatta Creek Catchment Management Plan

Catchment pollutant modelling | Riparian assessment | Aquatic fauna surveys | Community consultation

AWC were engaged by Gold Coast City Council to complete the Coolangatta Creek Catchment Management Plan.  The Plan will provide an updated management tool that will enable GCCC, government agencies and stakeholders to take a co-ordinated approach to the protection and management of Coolangatta Creek.

Land Application of Sewage Biosolids

Soil testing | Biosolids application modelling | NSW legislation

Byron Shire Council propose to provide biosolids from sewage treatment plants under their management for beneficial use on agricultural land, namely two sites under management as working dairy farms. The sites of the proposed biosolids application are in areas currently cultivated for cropping.

Pacific Highway Upgrade, Ballina Bypass

Ecological Assessment | Environmental Planning | Environmental Monitoring and Reporting

Purpose: To develop a strategy for the compensation package for a 200 ha coastal wetland complex and undertake ecological monitoring for three years.
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ICOLL Management – Belongil Estuary

AWC have been monitoring the effect of artificial opening events on estuary and drain water quality and nearby wetland vegetation since 2008.  Since 2008 AWC have increased the scale of environmental monitoring of the opening events to include 5 monitoring sites over 7 days post opening and installed conductivity and water level loggers throughout the catchment to better understand the mechanisms behind the ‘need’ to artificially open the sand barrier between the Belongil Estuary and the ocean.
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Restoration Strategy Belongil-Cumbebin Wetland Complex

Site Investigations | Community Consultation | Water Quality & Wetland Rehabilitation Strategies

AWC produced a Wetland Restoration Strategy developed in accordance with the Northern Rivers Catchment Blueprint, setting the framework for integrated and holistic management into the future.

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Effluent reuse and biosolids disposal

Soil testing | Biosolids application and effluent irrigation modelling

The purpose of this project was to determine the soil characteristics of the Bangalow STP Property, classify the effluent of the STP and the biosolids produced at Bangalow, Byron Bay and Ocean Shores STPs.