Roy Hill Rail Fauna Survey

Ecoscape worked with NRW and Samsung to provide fauna survey services necessary to permit vegetation clearing for the construction of the 334 km Roy Hill Rail Project in the Pilbara.

Roy Hill Environmental Fauna Survey Pilbara Western Australia

The Project involved fauna survey to identify where the four species of concern (Northern Quoll; Mulgara; Bilby; Pilbara Olive Python) occur within the footprint of the rail alignment.  Where it was unavoidable to disturb occupied dens and burrows, individual animals were captured for translocation to undisturbed sites.  The work was undertaken under license by the DPaW and under conditions set by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.

Roy Hill Environmental Fauna Survey Pilbara Western Australia

Ecoscape provided teams of experienced zoologists to work on a rotation basis with construction teams from NRW and Samsung Environmental and Engineering staff to survey the rail alignment and associated borrow pits in order to permit vegetation clearing to proceed.  The Project commenced in October 2013 and ended in June 2014.

Roy Hill Environmental Fauna Survey Pilbara Western Australia


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Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.