Vegetation and habitat clearing is required south of the existing mine for the mines southern extension.  As part of these approvals vegetation and habitat offsetting is required.  This project was to undertake an Ecological Baseline Report, assessing approximately 900 ha of vegetation and habitats, west of the existing open cut mine site for the suitability as an offset.

The field assessment involved ground truth Regional Ecosystem and recording habitat values of the various vegetation types across the site.  Additionally surveying for threatened species (Koala, Ornamental Snake, Greater Glider and Squatter Pigeon) were also undertaken.


Key deliverables including any reporting requirements:

Ecological Baseline report detailing regional ecosystem mapping across the site, areas of Threatened Ecological Communities, regrowth vegetation and habitat values.