Projects we have been working on recently @ litoria consulting:

Bushfire hazard assessment, North Stradbroke Island 

Scientists from Litoria Consulting were engaged by the State Government to analyse bushfire hazard for more than 100 sites on North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane. Using advanced GIS techniques, our team was able to develop a quantitative, spatial model of potential fire behaviour across an area of almost 900 hectares. Outputs included predicted fire line intensity, potential flame length, potential rate of fire spread and radiant heat profiles. Study outcomes identified bushfire risks associated with the potential for future development of land on Stradbroke Island. Model outputs were used to identify management measures to reduce risks in accordance with the State Planning Policy, including separation distances to hazardous vegetation and township-level planning responses.

Landscape works, Yatala

Litoria Consulting were engaged to prepare a series of landscape plans for a series of industrial sites. This included the submission of an operational works application to Council and mandatory supporting information. The plans were designed to meet the client’s design objectives, satisfy Council’s planning requirements and provide a cost-effective solution for landscaping and stormwater management.

Threatened species management, Taylors Beach

Litoria Consulting were engaged to undertake an assessment of likely environmental approvals, referrals and reporting required for the removal of an existing telecommunications facility which contained a nest site. Our scientists identified that the site was being utilised by a pair of Ospreys, which are an EPBC Act-listed species, in addition to being an animal breeding place under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. With our specialist knowledge of the nesting behaviour and habits of the species, we were able to identify the potential impact of the removal of the facility, together with design advice for a replacement artificial nesting platform to ensure the conservation of the nest site into the future.