Examples of recently completed projects that demonstrate Ambecol's range of expertise are presented below. These include fauna and flora surveys and assessment, habitat and species assessment, and habitat and wildlife management associated with property and industry development applications, property subdivision, major transport links, mining applications, Land and Environment court hearings, and environmental impact statements and species impact statements.
Expert Legal Testimony
Senior expert ecological advice on flora and fauna issues before the NSW Land & Environment Court. Law firms assisted recently include Abbott Tout Solicitors, Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers, Deacons Solicitors, Mallesons Stephen Jacques Solicitors, Pike Pike & Fenwick Solictors and Wilshire Webb Solicitors.
Parramatta Rail Link Project: Species Impact Statement; additional fauna and flora assessment associated with revised rail design (Parramatta-Chatswood); vegetation, fauna and flora management plans.
North-West Rail Link Project: Identification of flora and fauna issues associated with proposed construction and operation of North-west Rail Link (Epping-Rouse Hill).
Central Coast Rail Upgrade: Identification of flora and fauna issues associated with proposed upgrade and operation of Sydney-Newcastle Rail Link.
Rural and Urban Residential Subdivisions
Flora and fauna surveys and assessment associated with rural subdivisions in Bathurst, Goulburn, Eden and ACT regions. Ecological assessment (including eight-part tests) of urban residential development applications in the greater Sydney area. Ecological assessment of land-use rezoning applications in greater Sydney area and southern coastal NSW.
Industrial Development Applications
Statements of Environmental Effects (SEEs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs) and Eight-Part Tests for several industrial development projects in southern NSW (Example Clients: BP Australia, CSR Emoleum, AGL Pipeline and Power Development, Eden Resort Hotel Pty Ltd and RGL Holdings).
Ecological survey and assessment of clay/shale mining applications in the Wollondilly and Liverpool local government areas.
Bird Pest Management
Bird hazard management at Melbourne and Sydney Airports and the RAAF Base, East Sale, Victoria.
Environmental Review Projects
Review of Green and Golden Bell Frog Monitoring Project and Management Plan, Enfield Brick Pit (Client: Hannas Civil Engineering).
Review of impact minimisation options and strategies for the protection of bird populations on Dee Why Lagoon, NSW (Client: Lawson & Treloar Pty Ltd).
Review of draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for rezoning bushland in the Asquith Industrial Area, NSW (Client: The Wrigley Company).
Review and compilation of information for the Nationally Endangered Bird Species Website Database (Client: Environment Australia).
Survey and assessment of wildlife conservation value of Culburra Beach Dunes, Shoalhaven.
Management Plan for birds and their habitats in Fagan Park, Galston (Client: Hornsby Shire Council).