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Eco Logical Australia Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd is a leading provider of environmental services. We are 100% Australian owned and take pride in delivering high quality outcomes for our clients. Eco Logical Australia is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy providing innovative, high quality professional services. Our landscape approach combines sound scientific principles and strategic thinking with effective communication and integrity. We have grown into one of Australia’s leading environmental consulting firms.

We have highly qualified and experienced environmental professionals based in the ACT, NSW, QLD and WA and are continuing to expand our presence around the country. We believe that we can make a significant contribution to improving environmental outcomes in Australia by delivering high quality consulting services. As a mid-sized firm we can resource projects across a diverse range of services and localities in a timely and coast-efficient manner. We work with clients on projects ranging from the strategic to the highly technical.

Our services include: • Bushfire Services • Ecological Surveys and Assessment • Environmental Planning and Approvals • Markets – Carbon and Biobanking • Natural Resource Management • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Policy We are committed to improving our own environmental performance in accordance with Eco Logical Australia’s Environmental Policy (available on our website

Occupational Health & Safety We take the safety of our staff very seriously and this is reflected in Eco Logical Australia’s OH&S Policy and Procedures.

Quality Assurance Eco Logical Australia has project quality systems in place to ensure deliverables are technically rigorous and professionally presented.

Environmental Planning & Approval Eco Logical Australia is highly regarded for our expertise and experience in environmental planning and approvals. Our specialist team of planners offers a complete range of planning services from strategic planning, due diligence and environmental impact assessment to the practical management of environmental risks. We adopt an integrated, multidisciplinary approach based on the company’s strong technical abilities.

Our planners navigate assessment and approval processes efficiently, whilst maximising environmental and business outcomes for our clients. This is achieved through our excellent links to key government agencies and our comprehensive understanding of statutory and policy frameworks at the local, state and commonwealth level.

Our strengths are in: • • • • • • • • •

Federal Government Approvals Impact Assessment Offset Strategies Policy Development Land Use Planning Strategic Conservation Planning Environmental Planning Plans of Management Environmental Auditing

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Environmental Management Plans Masterplans Court/Expert Witness Environmental Training & Education • Environmental Management Systems • Climate Change Assessment Planning

Contacts Mark Adams

Beth Medway

Andrew Morison

Sydney 02 9993 0566

Sutherland 02 8536 8600

Managing Director 02 8536 8600

1300 646 131

Aquatic Ecology The Eco Logical Aquatic Ecology team has the capacity and expertise to provide a 'whole of catchment service' for clients. We have a highly specialised team of aquatic ecologists with expertise and experience throughout Australia in a broad range of aquatic disciplines. Our staff have successfully conducted aquatic ecology projects and monitoring in all states and territories of Australia. We have considerable expertise in tropical, temperate, arid, and alpine

environments and diverse inland aquatic habitats. The team is supported by a range of operational services (such as expertise in spatial analysis), staff working in related technical and policy disciplines, and strategic links with research and development organisations, to enable us to provide comprehensice services in aquatic ecology, ecosystem and waterway management.

Our strengths are in:

• Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems • Aquatic flora and fauna survey • Seagrass and estaurine vegetation • Stygofauna Ecology • Catchment Analysis

Our services include: • A quatic flora and fauna assessments • Aquatic habitat monitoring • Macroinvertebrate surveys using AusRivAs protocol • • • •

abitat identification and mapping H Macroinvertebrate and stygofauna taxonomy Environmental flows assessments Wetland and Riparian assessment and rehabilitation

Contacts Peter Hancock

Armidale 02 8081 2682

1300 646 131

Julie-Anne Harty

Newcastle 02 4910 0125

Katrina Cousins

Brisbane 07 3503 7196

Environmental Offsets Eco Logical Australia provides market based environmental offset services to achieve some of our environmental and business outcomes on behalf of our clients.

each jurisdiction and are a leading provider of BioBanking in NSW.

Environmental offsets are increasingly being used to achieve beneficial and sustainable environmental outcomes. We help clients find, deliver and manage offsets. With considerable experience in biodiversity offsets, we are well placed to assist with the development and provision of offsets for the loss of biodiversity. We have a thorough understanding of the application of biodiversity offsets in

Our strengths are in: • EPBC Act Offsets • NSW BioBanking • Managing Offset Sites

With a growing focus on carbon reduction in Australia, businesses need to adapt to new social and legal requirements and ensure that they have strategies in place to remain viable in a carbon economy. We have provided policy and strategic advice to Governments and corporations in relation to carbon management. We have also worked with clients to explore options for the bio-sequestration of carbon and its interactions with NRM and land use planning.

• Offset Policy Development • Bio-Sequestration Solutions

Our services include: • B  ioBank due diligence assessments for developers and land owners. • Identification of potential red-flag areas that may limit development opportunities. • Advice on approximate credit potential of a site, likely demand for credits and likely management costs. • Preparation of formal BioBank assessments by accredited assessors. • Preparation of management plans and negotiation of BioBanking Agreements. • Calculation of in perpetuity management costs.

Contacts Robert Humphries Sutherland 02 8536 8600

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Steven Ward

Sydney 02 8536 8650

Wendy Simpson

Brisbane 07 3503 7195

Ecological Surveys & Assessment Eco Logical Australia is well recognised for its expertise in on-ground ecological surveys and assessment. We work throughout Australia in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. We specialise in ecological assessment and monitoring in environments that range from highly impacted urban remnants to pristine wilderness. Our approach to ecological investigations always employs best practice methodologies tailored to

the project, the ecosystem and the information needs of the client. We have specialist ecologists in offices throughout Australia. Many of our staff hold post-graduate qualifications (Masters and PhD) and have published in the scientific literature. We maintain strong collaborative links with research institutions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney) and several universities.

Our strengths are in: • • • • • • • • • •

Flora and Fauna Surveys Impact Assessment Targeted Flora and Fauna Surveys Ecological Constraints Analysis Ecosystem Monitoring (Planning, Implementation and Review) Seagrass and Estuarine Vegetation Survey and Mapping Wetland and Riparian Assessment and Rehabilitation Ecological Restoration Habitat Assessment Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology Research

Contacts Bruce Mullins

Ailsa Kerswell

Tammy Haslehurst

Antony Von Chrismar

Daniel Magdi

Sutherland Manager Ecology and Assessment 02 8536 8600

Aquatic Ecology 02 8536 8600

Sydney 02 9993 0566

Hunter 02 4910 0125

New England Region 02 8081 2681

Julian Wall

Ryan Smithers

Matt Dowle

Steve Dimitriadis

Coffs Harbour 02 6651 5484

St Georges Basin/Narooma 02 4476 1151

Canberra 02 6103 0145

Sydney 02 8536 8650

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Bushfire Services Eco Logical Australia and BES (Bushfire and Environmental Services) merged in November 2008 to create one of Australia’s largest and most dynamic bushfire and environmental consultancies. Our bushfire team is highly qualified and experienced and provides clients with costeffective advice. We offer rapid project turn-around and innovative approaches that are based on the latest research. Our bushfire services include strategic bushfire planning, assessment and mapping for business and government clients. We are highly regarded in the bushfire industry for our expertise, which is

informed by our research into bushfire behaviour and fire risk management. We assist individuals and businesses with the development approval process, for example, addressing the NSW Planning for Bushfire Protection guidelines and negotiating with the Rural Fire Service. Our most senior bushfire consultants, including two Directors, hold postgraduate qualifications in bushfire planning and design, and with staff certified by the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) for practice within the Australian bushfire planning industry, Eco Logical Australia is a FPAA certified business.

Our strengths are in: • Bushfire Assessment Reports

• Compliance Auditing

• Bushfire Management Plans

• Expert Site Assessment

• Alternate Solutions

• Expert Witness

• Evacuation Plans

• GIS Analysis

• Bushfire Hazard Reduction Plans

• Bushfire Behaviour Modelling

• Bushfire Hazard Reduction Works

• Hazard Mapping

• Building Construction Advice

• Training and Education

Contacts David Peterson

Rod Rose

Steven House

Nathan Kearnes

Sutherland 02 8536 8600

Director 02 4443 5555

Director 02 8536 8600


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02 8536 8600

Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing

Eco Logical Australia is a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), mapping services and remote sensing.

experience in developing and implementing government spatial data and management protocols.

We have one of the most experienced natural resource GIS teams in Australia. We are able to assess your data and mapping requirements and deliver tailored GIS solutions. Our GIS and remote sensing capabilities have been commissioned by a range of private and government organisations around Australia.

We have particular expertise in the ESRI suite of products, from ArcGIS desktop to enterprise level solutions with ArcGIS Server. Additional expertise includes MapInfo, AutoCAD, Vectorworks Landmark, GRASS, ERDAS Imagine, MapGuide Open Source, Splus, PATN and Albero.

We are well recognised for our experience in data provision for government use and have substantial

Our strengths are in: • • • • • • •

3D and visualisation tools Data capture and management Decision support tools GIS web-mapping applications Map preparation On-site GIS training Remote sensing data analysis

• Spatial analysis • Statistical species habitat modelling • User needs analysis and system design • Landscape plans and cross sections

Contacts Martin Stuart

Coffs Harbour 02 8081 2763

1300 646 131

Robert Mezzatesta

Nathan Kearnes

Paul Frazier

Sydney 02 9993 0566

Sutherland 02 8536 8600

New England & Hunter 02 8081 2681

Natural Resource Management Eco Logical Australia has been providing natural resource management services to a range of clients for many years. We have expertise in the management and assessment of natural resources (land, soil, water, biodiversity) and can deliver landscape scale data and solutions for environmental and land management issues.

Integrated natural resource management is essential for long term sustainability of our natural environment, economy and quality of life. We have a demonstrated history of working with business, government, land owners and the community to better understand and manage natural resources. This broad range of expertise allows us to deliver landscape scale environment assessment, advice, management and planning to our clients.

Our strengths are in: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Biodiversity Strategies Integrated Catchment Management Landscape Scale Assessments Plans of Management Restoration Ecology and Bush Regeneration Riparian and Water Management Vegetation Condition Mapping Integrated Landscape Assessment Vegetation Management Plans Masterplans Landcare Carbon Sequestration

Contacts Julian Wall Coffs Coast 02 6651 5484

1300 646 131

Stephen Potts

Brisbane 07 3503 7192

Maria Kraatz

Darwin 02 8536 8600

Warren McGrath Perth 08 9227 1070

ST GEORGES BASIN 8/128 Island Point Road St Georges Basin NSW 2540 T 02 4443 5555 F 02 4443 6655

ARMIDALE 92 Taylor Street Armidale NSW 2350 T 02 8081 2686

COFFS HARBOUR 35 Orlando Street Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW 2450 T 02 6651 5484 F 02 6651 6890

HEAD OFFICE Suite 4, Level 1 2-4 Merton Street Sutherland NSW 2232 T 02 8536 8600 F 02 9542 5622


BRISBANE 51 Amelia St Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 T 07 3503 7191 F 07 3854 0310

DARWIN 16/56 Marina Boulevard Cullen Bay NT 0801 T 08 8989 5602 F 08 8941 1220

HARRINGTON PARK Site Office T 0410 244 845 F 02 9542 5622

NEWCASTLE Suites 28 & 29 19 Bolton Street Newcastle NSW 2300 T 02 4910 0125

SYDNEY Level 6 299 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 T 02 8536 8650 F 02 9264 0717


GOSFORD Suite 5 Baker One 1-5 Baker Street Gosford NSW 2250 T 02 4302 1220 F 02 4322 2897

MUDGEE 1/79 Market Street Mudgee NSW 2850 T 02 4302 1228 F 02 6372 9230

PERTH Suite 1 & 2 49 Ord Street West Perth WA 6000 T 08 9227 1070 F 08 9322 1358

WOLLONGONG Suite 204 L2 62 Moore Street Austinmer NSW 2155 T 02 4201 2200 F 02 4268 4361

Level 2 11 London Circuit Canberra ACT 2601 T 02 6103 0145

5/20 Canty Street Narooma NSW 2546 T 02 4302 1266 F 02 4476 1161

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Eco Logical Australia Profile 2013  

Eco Logical Australia is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy providing innovative, high quality professional services. Our approa...

Eco Logical Australia Profile 2013  

Eco Logical Australia is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy providing innovative, high quality professional services. Our approa...