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Black Jack Creek Tree
Black Jack Creek Tree

Client: Constructive Solutions

Area: Gunnedah

Approval Type: Part 5 Assessment EP&A Act

Years: 2011-2012

The project involved the realignment of Black Jack Creek in Gunnedah for flood protection to nearby houses.

This project highlighted the constraints of development within Koala habitat in an urban environment. The project involved the realignment of Black Jack Creek in Gunnedah for flood protection to nearby houses and was assessed under Part 5 Assessment EP&A Act.

The project site was identified as being within Core Koala Habitat.

The plight of the Koala is very topical. Thus OzArk recommended several alternatives to the proposal in an effort to avoid Koala Habitat and a known ‘Important Population’ of Koalas.

Black Jack Creek
Black Jack Creek

As impact could not be avoided, the project was referred to the DoE. They determined the Proposal to be a ‘Controlled Action’. OzArk then worked with the client to develop suitable EPBC Offsets using the newly developed EPBC Act Offset Calculator.

P1020403
A segment of the 200 km rail corridor assessed.

Client: Australian Rail Track Corporation

Area: Parkes-Cootamundra Rail Corridor

Project Type: Vegetation and Weed Assessment, Mapping and Management Plan

Year: 2012 - 2013

 

A vegetation and weed assessment mapping project was undertaken along a 200km long x 200m wide corridor between Parkes and Cootamundra.

The fieldwork component included driving the entire distance on both sides of the track, recording species location, distribution and densities.

P1020411
African boxthorn - A Weed of National Signficance

GIS work involved locating sensitive receptors, plotting results and designing a weed management plan. A comprehensive weed management plan was developed covering the various types and categories of weeds.