Environmental Management Plan: Collins Sand and Soil Extraction Site

By | Environmental Consulting

Bowantz Bushfire and Environmental have been implementing on ground environmental works for Collins for many years at their Spring Farm operations site. These ongoing works include controlling weeds, managing pest animal populations, undertaking revegetation works, stabilising river banks and monitoring native wildlife habitation on the site. We were recently engaged by the client to develop a new environmental restoration management plan for the site. The restoration management plan is an operational requirement for the extraction site to comply with licensing and respond to both legislative and regulatory controls for the site.

This plan is designed to:

  • Assess and evaluate the environmental condition of the site at a given point in time, identify both threats and opportunities for environmental conservation and restoration activities.
  • Map and measure desired restoration work tasks and activities and forward plan the delivery of works programs.
  • Proposed environmental monitoring and restoration activities are presented in costed budgets to reflect licensing and regulatory requirements and incorporating key temporal and seasonal timelines so the client has a clear guide and plan relating to the environmental management expectation of the site.

We have been delivering on these recommended actions through our works and operations crew and have focused the efforts of our on ground works toward these key prescribed environmental planning objectives.

The full annual environmental management report is available below. This report is a very concise and well received document for industry standards and if you would like to discuss development of a environmental management plan for your project, contact us today.

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Wingecarribee Swamp Special Catchment Area weed control & Environmental Management

By | Environmental Management, Weed Control

Bowantz has been the selected contractor for undertaking specialised weed control and environmental management project works within the Wingecarribee Swamp Special Catchment Area for client Water NSW & The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage since 2009.

By consistently meeting the objectives of the project and working compliantly to the specifications imposed on such a project we have shown our capacity to deliver on-ground works efficiently, safely and to stringent standards.

The site Wingecarribee Swamp is considered one of the best examples of a montane peatland environment within NSW. The swamp is a complex environment which contains a number of threatened vegetation types and threatened plants and animal species. The adjoining water catchment reservoir is also managed for potable water supplies making operational practice extremely important within our work zones.

 

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Threatened Species & High Threat Weed Mapping for Stingray Swamp Conservation Area

By | Environmental Consulting

Working for the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) undertaking threatened species and high threat weed mapping within the Stingray Swamp Conservation Area, Penrose Forestry Estate NSW. The priority assessment site of 100+ Hectares was traversed, and assessed for the purpose of mapping identified threatened and significant flora species for the NSW ecological bionet database.  During the assessment, staff were also instructed to control and eradicate invasive pine species that were encroaching from surrounding forestry areas into priority habitat areas.

 

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Re-zoning of Rural small acreage properties in Thirlmere, Wollondilly NSW

By | Environmental Consulting

Bowantz was engaged in the re-zoning of Rural small acreage properties to Residential housing providing opportunity for a 60 plus lot Sub-División Development Application. Our services were consulted to comply with the environmental management requirements presented in the consent conditions for the project. During the planning phase of the project we were engaged to prepare a Vegetation Management Plan, work with the Landscape Architects to design a suitable bio-retention drainage system and develop environmental guidelines for the civil works scope. During the development of the site we were engaged to undertake pre-clearance ecological assessments and authorize vegetation clearing works after inspections to minimise delays in project delivery.

 

 

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Full Development Application for Little Forest, Milton NSW

By | Environmental Consulting

Bowantz Engaged to arrange a full Development Application on a site which was zoned for environmental protection on bushfire prone land. The development application was complex as it required a range of assessments and solutions including; Bushfire Hazard Assessment, Flora & Fauna Impact Assessment, Drainage, and Effluent Management Plans, Landscape Management Plans, An inclusive Statement of Environmental Effects within the submission of the Development Application (DA) to Council.

The development of a four-bedroom home, shed, internal driveways and associated infrastructure were granted consent after a balance between development objectives and environmental preservation was presented through our work.

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