Projects we have been working on recently @ litoria consulting:

National Broadband Network (NBN) – Property Vegetation Management Plan

Our team of environmental scientists have recently been engaged by the NBN Co to deliver environmental consultancy services as part of the roll-out of the National Broadband Network. This engagement will involve the delivery of several Property Vegetation Management Plans including botanical survey, desktop and code assessments of proposed development sites for fixed wireless infrastructure.

In addition to this, litoria consulting will also advise NBN Co on any requirements for vegetation offsets in instances where assessable clearing would involve the clearing of essential habitat or of concern or endangered regional ecosystems. In order to deliver costs savings and expedite the approval process for NBN Co, environmental scientists at litoria consulting are also in consultation with DNRM regarding the potential designation of the NBN fixed wireless infrastructure as a significant community project pursuant to the Vegetation Management Act 1999.

Moreton Bay Rail Link – Vegetation Offsets and Biocondition Assessment

As part of the $1.1 billion Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) Moreton Bay Rail Link project, litoria consulting’s environmental scientists have been engaged to assess requirements for the provision of direct vegetation offsets. In accordance with the Policy for Vegetation Management Offsets Version 3 September 2011 (PVMO), this has included an assessment of ecological equivalence of clearing and offset sites, and the assessment of reference sites to be used as biocondition benchmarks.

The ecological equivalence methodology undertaken by litoria consulting includes the on-the-ground biocondition assessment (field-based assessment) and the spatial analysis of special features (GIS assessment). In addition to the ecological equivalence assessment, litoria’s team of environmental scientists have also delivered a preliminary assessment of the suitability of DTMR proposed offset sites against preliminary offset criteria outlined under the PVMO.

Meiers Road Indooroopilly – Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental scientists at litoria consulting have recently been engaged to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) associated with the design and construction of a new pump station at Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly. The purpose of the EIA is to address the impacts of overflow discharge from the pumping station on the surrounding environment, and the odour impacts at the pump station and rising main discharge point.

Our team of environmental scientists will be undertaking a site-based assessment together with an environmental risk assessment and spatial analysis, to assess any potential environmental impacts of the proposed design and construction of the pump station. The EIA will also outline measures to prevent or minimise impacts during construction and operation of the pump station.