Ecosure helps community sustainability groups secure funding

The Community Sustainability Action grants – Round 3: Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species will provide grants of up to $100,000 (excluding GST) to eligible recipients for on-ground projects which benefit Queensland’s threatened flora and fauna species. Up to $1.5 million in funding is available. Activities funded will be those which encourage community participation and engagement and may include but not be limited to: Habitat improvement and protection activities such as weeding, revegetation and pest animal control Fire management Fencing Flora and fauna surveys and mapping Disease management If your organisation is considering a project, Ecosure can assist with scientific advice, proposal…

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NSW Forests Under Threat

Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are agreements between the Australian Government and four state governments under the Commonwealth Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002 (RFA Act) Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs) set the rules for how forestry operations can be carried out on State forests and Crown timber lands in NSW. A new Coastal IFOA came in to effect on 16 November 2018 and covers forests along the eastern seaboard of NSW. Ecosure strongly rejects the IFOA remake as it is incompatible with sustainable forest management and will have long term negative impacts on our ecology, water and landscapes. It should be…

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Ecosure is now ISCA Accredited

Ecosure is excited to announce our Senior Project Manager Paul Wileman, has obtained accreditation as an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP) through the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). Being an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional Paul is now able to assist project teams with Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) ratings in accordance with the ISCA rating scheme. The rating scheme is an inclusive rating system which evaluates the sustainability of infrastructure programs, projects, networks and assets across the planning, design, construction and operation stages. The ISCA is a member-based, not-for-profit peak body operating in Australia and New Zealand with the purpose of…

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Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) Accreditation

Ecosure's environmental consultants are accredited under the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.  Accredited BAM assessors are authorised to complete Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR), Biodiversity Certification Assessment Report (BCAR) and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSAR) with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage biodiversity assessment framework. The Biodiversity Conservation Act of 2016 (New South Wales), came into force on the 25th of August 2017, and introduced the Biodiversity Assessment Method into environmental science research and reporting. BAM accreditation allows our environmental consultants to conduct site assessments in a standardised manner. The Biodiversity Assessment…

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Koala Conservation

Koalas are declining rapidly across Australia and Ecosure is at the forefront of conservation helping to identify and protect the country’s most iconic native wildlife species. Ecosure has been involved in one of the most detailed koala pre-construction surveys ever conducted in Australia. In late 2013, our expertise was engaged by Roads and Maritime Services to conduct a range of pre-construction koala population surveys in relation to the proposed Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. In August 2014, the Federal Environment Minister imposed conditions on Section 10 of the proposed upgrade to the west of Wardell in north-eastern New South…

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