Projects we have been working on recently @ litoria consulting:

Pearson Road – Bushland Rehabilitation Works

Over the past month, environmental scientists at Litoria Consulting have been managing a large bushland rehabilitation project as part of the development of a new trunk sewer adjacent to Pearson Road. This project has involved a request for tender and assessment process as well contract acceptance, administration and preliminary meetings with project stakeholders before works commenced out on site in late January. Over the next few months Litoria’s environmental  team will be working closely with the rehabilitation contractor and project stakeholders to ensure that all works comply with the relevant development approvals and that rehabilitation targets are met.

The MAC Services Group – Koala survey and habitat assessment

Litoria Consulting was engaged by The Mac Services Group to undertake a koala survey of a proposed development site in accordance with standard methods and to prepare interim koala conservation advice in accordance with the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The purpose of the survey and advice was to clarify whether koalas were present on the lot, based on previous anecdotal evidence purporting the presence of koalas.

The results of the survey suggested that whilst the site harboured suitable habitat for koalas, no koalas were confirmed to be present on site.

In accordance with EPBC Act Interim koala referral advice guidelines, environmental scientists at Litoria Consulting were able to provide the client with advice relating to requirements for referral to the federal environment minister.

Paradise Road – Ecological Assessment Report

Environmental scientists at Litoria Consulting were recently commissioned by MGT Investments to provide an Ecological Assessment Report to accompany a development application for an industrial subdivision at Paradise Road, Pallara. The purpose of the EAR was to:

  • describe the ecological features and processes of the development site and adjacent lands;
  • provide an assessment of the nature conservation values of these features and processes;
  • provide a description of threatening processes evident on site;
  • document potential development impacts upon these ecological values and features; and,
  • detail impact mitigation measures which will be undertaken to avoid or mitigate those impacts to an acceptable standard.

Environmental scientists at litoria consulting conducted a site survey including a fauna habitat suitability assessment. Based on the outcome of the field investigations the report made recommendations on vegetation, fauna and rehabilitation management practices for significant wetland habitat to be implemented as part of the development.

Springs Drive – Habitat Assessment and Management Plan

Over the past month, environmental scientists at Litoria Consulting have been conducting field surveys as part of an approved subdivision of land at Springs Drive on the Sunshine Coast. The purpose of these surveys was to determine the fauna habitat suitability of individual trees present on site by scoring trees on their suitability and plotting them via a GPS unit so that spatial analysis can be conducted as part of a desktop assessment. Environmental scientists at Litoria Consulting were then able analyse the data from the field investigations to calculate nest box replacement to offset potential hollow habitat affected by future clearing.