For quality environmental services in the Hunter, Central Coast and Surrounding Areas

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BUSHFIRE THREAT ASSESSMENT


PEAK LAND MANAGEMENT has completed Bushfire Reports for a range of development types including single dwellings/additions, duplexes, subdivisions, childcare centres/ retirement villages, etc. Experience has been gained with the Rural Fire Service and other consent authority requirements, which benefits clients in gaining a realistic expectation of their developments bushfire requirements, and ways that compliance can be achieved. Reports are professional and address all legislative requirements.

PEAK LAND MANAGEMENT PTY LTD is a Corporate Member of the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) , and its Director is a BPAD Accredited Bushfire Practitioner - Level 3, recognised and endorsed by the NSW Rural Fire Service, and NSW Government. PEAK LAND MANAGEMENT is certified to prepare BAL Risk Assessments under the SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes), and undertake Bushfire Modelling. All work undertaken abides by the FPA Australia Code of Practice for companies as well as the Code of Professional Conduct for Accredited BPAD Practitioners - see us on the FPA Australia website under Providers of Choice for “Bushfire Consultants (BPAD).

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ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT


Ecological assessments are typically initiated when a requirement under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and/or the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, and/or Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) is triggered for activity such as clearing native vegetation. A normal ecological assessment will begin with identification of vegetation communities, soils, habitats and potentially occurring threatened species. This information is used to design field surveys and threatened species assessments that are based on factors such as which species may occur, the area of potential impact and scope of works. Field surveys can vary from targeted searches of threatened species, flora and habitat surveys, to fauna surveys. Where necessary some specialist fauna survey services may be carried out by an associate fauna consultancy company.

Some examples of work completed in this field include:

  • Fauna & Flora Surveys/Ecological/Biodiversity Assessment Reports and 5 Part Tests
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Plans of Management (for Crown Land)
  • Bushland Management Plans
  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Riparian Vegetation Management Plans

Peak Land Management Pty Ltd is a consultant member of the NSW Ecological Association and abides by its ethics and code of conduct. Peak Land Management is licenced with the Office of Environment and Heritage to collect threatened plants and conduct flora surveys, and accredited BAM assessor able to prepare Biodiversity Assessment Reports.

BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT


Peak Land Management's director is an accredited Biodiversity Assessor and
is able to undertake Biodiversity Assessment Reports, surveys and assessments in relation to the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS


Review of Environmental Factors are usually prepared for utilities and government agencies (e.g. Local Government, Roads and Maritime Services, Office of Environment and Heritage) over crown land where projects planned may affect the local environment. They are generally more detailed and include all environmental impact issues with an assessment of the developments impact.

OTHER


A variety of other related services including expert witness at court cases, landscape plans (native revegetation only), land appraisals, etc are also carried out from time to time.

The director is also a qualified trainer having completed a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.

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