Queensland vegetation reforms – for better or worse?
Depending on your business, the latest vegetation management reforms in Queensland could be the answer you have been looking for, or for some, just another distraction to getting on with sustainable land management. Recently, Redleaf Environmental staff attended a forum by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) which provided information and updates to the... Read More »
Zero to 140 quarry approvals in one year
Redleaf Environmental has delivered or is in the final stages of delivering 140+ quarry approvals in 2013 for Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie Shires as part of the Flood Restoration Works under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). These on-going programs total funding is around $85M. Recently, all three shires received praise from the Department... Read More »
The problem with scarred trees: human or natural?
Human modified scarred trees, or Aboriginal scarred trees, are one of the more identifiable and visible features in the natural cultural heritage landscape. However they are also regularly misidentified because scars can be the result of natural processes or human activity. Human modified scarred trees are by definition any scar created by a human on... Read More »
Eromanga’s sewage treatment plant receives a facelift by quilpie shire council
The Common Effluent Disposal (CED) system at Eromanga township in far south west Queensland was upgraded following a recent development approval by the state government. Redleaf Environmental assisted Quilpie Shire Council in meeting its regulatory requirements under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 for ERA 63 (Sewage Treatment Plants) after health and environmental concerns were raised in... Read More »
Assessing the risk of CSG and coal mining to internationally recognised wetlands of Southwest Queensland
South West NRM Regional Body (SWNRM) provided timely and rigorous scientific input to the Bioregional Assessments on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development being undertaken by the Commonwealth and State Governments through the National Partnership Arrangement. Dr Darren Fielder, Principal Scientist from Redleaf Environmental, worked with SWNRM to undertake a risk assessment of CSG... Read More »
Live action! Redleaf environmental turtle man on the lookout for the Mary River turtle
Forget hyped up US television shows! Because our very own turtle man, Dr Darren Fielder and the Redleaf Environmental team of specialists recently undertook aquatic clearances for a Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) bridge construction project on the Mary River at Conondale in South East Queensland. The RoadTek crew was very impressed with our... Read More »
Protecting threatened bats species in abandoned mines
Many abandoned and irregularly used mine sites provide excellent habitat for bats because of the creation of niche microclimates which are critical to their breeding success. Over time these old mines have become a significant tool in the conservation of bats and have prompted the develpment of bats and mines initiatives in Australia and across... Read More »
Quilpie shire council - a model in state quarry approvals
Quilpie Shire Council has recently received a glowing report card from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for its best practice model in assessing and permitting 28 roadbase quarries across its region. With the help of the experienced team from Redleaf Environmental, Quilpie Shire is now recognised as a State leader for its... Read More »
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