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Case Study: Ormeau and Ashmore Town Centres

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New Ground was engaged by Coles Development Group Limited to provide environmental planning advice for the planning and development of its ‘town centre’ developments at Ashmore and Ormeau.

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Case Study: Residential Subdivision, Strathpine Qld

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New Ground prepared the environmental approvals strategy and undertook ecological survey and impact assessment works for Villa world’s ‘The Meadows’; a 185 lot residential community.

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Case Study: Preparation of a High Risk Weeds Field Guide for the Surat and Bowen Basins

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New Ground was engaged to undertake a peer review of Origin Energy’s pest flora identification processes across the gas fields.

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Case Study: Specialist Technical Review of Federal Government Assessment of EPBC Act Compliance

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New Ground was engaged by the Department of Environment and Energy (DOEE) to assess whether any Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES), pursuant to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), would be significantly impacted by a large-scale clearing event over 15000ha of native vegetation in Northern Queensland.

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Case Study: Gold Coast Oceanway

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New Ground undertook an ecological assessment and protected plants flora surveys in relation to the Tugun Bilinga Oceanway project on behalf of the City of Gold Coast.

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Case Study: DTMR EPBC Act approval conditions compliance audit

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Nelson was approved by the Department of the Environment and Energy as Lead Auditor to undertake an independent audit of the DTMRs compliance with its EPBC Act approval conditions pertaining to the Smith Street Interchange upgrade.

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Case Study: Old Coach Road Upgrade

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New Ground undertook detailed ecological surveys on behalf of City of Gold Coast Council in relation to the upgrade of Old Coach Road, Reedy Creek.

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Case Study: Road Safety Works – Wongawallan Qld

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New Ground was engaged by DTMR to undertake an ecological site assessment within the Tamborine Oxenford Road road reserve.

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Case Study: Rebuilding Tallebudgera Bridges

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New Ground undertook an ecological assessment and protected plants flora surveys in relation to the Replacement of the Tallebudgera Creek Road Bridges No. 2 and 3 projects for the City of Gold Coast.

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Case Study: Mixed Use Commercial Development, Currumbin Qld

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Client: Currumbin Projects New Ground was engaged to prepare an environmental planning, assessment and management strategy for the development of a multipurpose commercial development set within a complex environmental planning…

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Case Study: Sweets Road – Pallara Residential Subdivision

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By default, the site attracted an offset obligation of over $500,000. With reference to our field data and in collaboration with regulators and the client, we were able to negotiate an alternative environmental management approach that allowed for the retention of a locally significant corridor while not triggering the above offset obligation and achieving an additional three (3) lots for the client.

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Case Study: Environmental Planning Policy Peer Review

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New Ground was engaged by the City of Gold Coast Council to undertake peer reviews of proposed amendments to the environmental planning provisions of the City Plan.

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New buyers and renters want eco-friendly homes

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New consumer research in Britain has found that around half of new home buyers and tenants under 40 years of age actively seek eco-aware homes, showing that the public is…

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Queensland Environmental Offsets review – Open for Feedback

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The Queensland Government is undertaking an extensive review of the Environmental Offsets Framework with the aim to increase efficiency of offset delivery in moving forward. The review will focus on…

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Mulga country graziers struggle to understand new land clearing laws

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Graziers in south-west Queensland are scrambling to understand changes to tree and land clearing laws before they are passed through Parliament.   READ MORE

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Pearl Jam invests in Amazonian reforestation to offset emissions from current Brazil tour

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Rock band Pearl Jam is voluntarily offsetting the carbon emissions of its current tour in Brazil. The band has partnered with Conservation International (CI) in purchasing carbon offsets for the…

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Queensland’s vegetation management legislation is changing again – what you need to know – 16 March 2018

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Vegetation clearing laws are again in the spotlight, with the Queensland Government introducing the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) into parliament on 8 March 2018. The controversial…

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Queensland’s new land clearing bill will help turn the tide, despite its flaws

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ueensland’s Labor government this month tabled a bill to tighten the regulation of land clearing. Queensland is by far the worst offender in this area, following a litany of reversals of vegetation protection. After…

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NSW government reinstates land clearing laws ruled invalid

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The Berejiklian government has reinstated land clearing laws hours after they were ruled invalid, in what environmental advocates have described as “callous indifference to nature”. The Land and Environment Court…

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Govt must deliver Koala Strategy: Opposition

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The Ballina upgrade of the Pacific Highway through core koala habitat has been listed as one of many reasons the iconic species appears doomed if the NSW Government fails to…

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