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Beachridge Estate – Urban Development

Beachridge Estate – Urban Development

February 9, 2014 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

  Beachridge Estate is situated 200km north of Perth, in one of the most striking and biologically diverse regions. It is fast becoming a unique tourism destination surrounded by the Jurien Bay Marine Park, the Lesueur National Park and the Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park. Potable water resources are not plentiful and with…

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Western Hub Stage Two Flora & Vegetation Assessments

  The EFF surveys identified 429 vascular flora taxa including seven Priority Flora (three P3 and four P4), one potentially new to science species and 12 introduced species, and 25 vegetation types including one representing the P3 ‘Triodia sp. Robe River assemblages of mesas of the West Pilbara’ Priority Ecological Community (PEC) and two vegetation…

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Pilbara & Mid-west Vegetation Asset Review

Pilbara & Mid-west Vegetation Asset Review

January 10, 2014 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

The project included a desktop assessment followed by ground truthing and reporting on all Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Threatened and Priority Flora species, Threatened and Priority Ecological Communities and Defined Wetlands) intersecting its networks.  Management plans were developed to minimise future impacts on Threatened Flora and Priority 1 and 2 species confirmed during the ground truthing…

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Bridgetown Biomass Power Station

Bridgetown Biomass Power Station

January 9, 2014 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

The study site’s environmental values were investigated for impacts with respect to visual amenity, flora, fauna and land capability. Ecoscape made recommendations in relation to the visual impacts of the proposed plant. These included the retention of an existing bluegum plantation and the revegetation of a buffer around the plant to provide adequate screening. Local…

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DRF Survey Mandurah Gas Pipeline

DRF Survey Mandurah Gas Pipeline

January 9, 2014 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

In 2007, Ecoscape was engaged to undertake a survey of a proposed gas route between North Dandalup to Mandurah, assessing vegetation condition, surveying for threatened flora and groundtruthing vegetation communities. The results inferred a Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) and a Priority Ecological Community (PEC). Expertise Environmental Impact Assessment | Flora & Vegetation Surveys | Weeds,…

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Brookdale Wungong Water Project

Brookdale Wungong Water Project

January 8, 2014 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

Stockland in association with Department of Housing, are responsible for the delivery of the Brookdale Project. The 300Ha urban, suburban, open space and environmental reserves development are primarily connected via cutting edge drainage management systems and pedestrian access ways. Ecoscape are an integral team member in the development of and response to the Armadale Redevelopment…

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Mosquito Control in the Peel Inlet & Harvey Estuary

As part of an on-going mosquito control programme, the Western Australian Department of Health proposed installing runnels in saltmarsh breeding areas in the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary, Western Australia. Runnels lessen the need for high-intensity chemical control programmes and decrease related adverse ecological impacts. Following an environmental assessment of the proposed runnelling sites, Ecoscape…

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Flora & Fauna Surveys at Firetail Mining Area

Ecoscape was engaged by Fortescue Metals Group (‘Fortescue’) to conduct flora, vegetation and fauna surveys in the Firetail Mining Area. The purpose of our surveying was to identify any environmental constraints associated with the proposed mining activity as part of the environmental approvals process. Following a desktop assessment Ecoscape undertook a reconnaissance survey, targeted search…

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Roe Highway Stage 7 – Infrastructure Planning

Roe 7 Highway is a 4.6 kilometre section of the ring road around the eastern edge of Perth. The alignment traversed good to pristine condition open Banksia woodland. An alliance contract allowed the contractor, engineer, environmental scientist, artist, community, and landscape architect to collaborate effectively to meet performance indicators. Some of Ecoscape’s contributions included: preservation…

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Lake Ballard Management Plan

Lake Ballard Management Plan

October 29, 2013 | Under | Posted by | No Comments

  “Inside Australia” by Antony Gormley is an installation of 51 blackened steel sculptures that populate the parched bed of Lake Ballard in Western Australia’s Goldfields. The purpose of the Management Plan was the establishment of a best practice model of governance and funding; protection of the natural and Indigenous cultural values of Lake Ballard,…

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