The pipelines have been installed and are now operational and Ausecology’s focus in central Queensland has transitioned to delivering long term rehabilitation and environmental offset obligations, as required under state and federal Environmental Approvals. Most recently, this work has included offsetting the endangered species Cycas megacarpa. Ausecology has been involved with C. megacarpa for over five years. We have undertaken
In preparation for an elevated bushfire risk this season, Ausecology been busy conducting hazard reduction burns in order to minimise fire risk to ecological values contained within the offset properties we manage. The burns were planned and controlled by Ausecology personnel with training and experience in rural fire management. Ausecology undertook all planning and preparation for the burns, including manual and mechanical firebreak construction, fuel
Ausecology has been engaged by North East Business Park to undertake offset property management services over 40 ha on a property just south of Rosewood, Queensland. This property has a very significant stand of Melaleuca irbyana (swamp tea tree) growing on it, which is listed as a critically endangered ecological community under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and
Over the past 18 months, Ausecology has been working with Lendlease on the Gateway Upgrade North project and the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade, both in Brisbane. Ausecology undertook the pre-clearance ecology surveys for both projects and has been providing fauna spotter catcher services during the construction works. During this 18 month period, the Ausecology fauna spotter catcher team has encountered
Ausecology has been awarded a three year contract by SEQWater to undertake the implementation of the Wyaralong Dam and the Wivenhoe Dam offset management plans. As specialists in providing offset management and planning services, Ausecology is managing these offsets to meet the approval conditions set by the Coordinator-General and the Commonwealth Government. The Project aims to achieve remnant status across the site
Ausecology welcomed the rain after the planting of Acacia pedleyi on a biodiversity offset property for Origin Energy. A. pedleyi (listed as vulnerable under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act) is endemic to the Callide and Calliope ranges. It generally grows in open eucalypt forest or woodlands and its known distribution is very limited. Ausecology has undertaken population surveys, collected the seed, propagated and planted
Conducted aerial weed surveys to quantify the extent and severity of threatening processes across complex and restricted-access terrain and to rapidly and accurately map weed densities and deploy restoration crews in the most efficient manner possible. GIS refinement of high, medium and low priority work areas and establishment of drone photo monitoring points.
Biodiversity offset management Environmental project delivery company, Ausecology Pty Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five year contract with Origin Energy Resources Limited (Origin) to deliver all field management activities for Origin’s existing biodiversity offset sites in Queensland. Ausecology has been working with Origin for the last two years and the new long-term contract is