Ecological Assessment

Biodiverse Environmental carried out an ecological assessment at the beginning of 2022 to gain a deeper understanding of the ecological values to aid in assessing and deciding on a suitable building envelope for future developments. The data used for this assessment was found with the use of a detailed desktop analysis and onsite ground survey proving desktop analysis data.

Various act and websites were used in mapping to comprehend the area and create a preclearance map, Protected Plant Flora Survey Trigger Mapping, EPBC Act, VMA and DES. A likelihood of occurrence assessment was undertaken for fauna and flora species that were likely to be present.

Recommendations to build on an alternate site were proposed. Alternatively, a comprehensive clearing plan would need to be developed with the landowner, a fire assessment officer and Biodiverse Environmental’s ecologist detailing the extent of clearing and fauna and flora management.