07 3219 9436 brisbane@jwaec.com.au





JWA Pty Ltd have been providing ecological consulting services to the Queensland and New South Wales government and private sectors since 1997.  From 1994 to 1997 James Warren was Principle Ecologist with the international environmental consulting firm AGC Woodward Clyde. From 1993 to 1994 James was the wildlife  scientist with the Australian Koala Foundation. From 1992 to 1993 James worked as a consulting ecologist on the north coast of NSW and south-east Queensland. From 1990 to 1992 James was the senior environmental scientist with Newcrest – gold and sand mining). From 1987 to 1990 James the ecologist with Planners North Pty Ltd.   

Technical Excellence

JWA places a strong emphasis on technical excellence. Our highly qualified team keep up-to-date with the relevant changes in Local, State and Commonwealth environmental legislation. We maintain membership in a number of professional institutes and societies, attend industry seminars and workshops and subscribe to various academic journals.


JWA is accredited through the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in accordance with ISO 9001. We are well equipped to deliver the specialised services required to interpret and comply with the current environmental impact assessment and planning systems.

JWA maintain accreditation with the NSW Department of Primary Industries Animal Ethics Committee

JWA also maintain accreditation with the Queensland.


James Warren – Managing Director

B.Sc. (University of New England, Armidale) and M.App.Sc. (University of Technology, Sydney)

With thirty years of industry experience, James Warren is the Principal Environmental Consultant for JWA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Applied Science degree. James has specialist expertise in:

  • the completion of field surveys for flora and fauna in rainforests, sclerophyll forests and woodlands, estuarine communities and heathlands.
  • the assessment of impacts on plant and animal communities and the mitigation of impacts on these communities.
  • the completion of environmental management plans.
  • the completion of mine rehabilitation plans.

James has been involved in the assessment of flora and fauna communities across a broad spectrum of habitats including wetlands, coastal heaths, rainforests, dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands and wet sclerophyll forest ecosystems. James has previously worked for the Australian Koala Foundation responsible for the management of the GIS Koala habitat mapping project for the east coast of Australia. James has also worked for the Newcrest Mining Group responsible for the environmental management of the east coast operations (sand and gold mines). As the Principal Ecologist for Woodward Clyde, James was responsible for the environmental management of a number of large quarry and mining developments. He has also been part of a team preparing large environmental impact documents for numerous other large mining companies.

James has extensive knowledge of environmental policy and legislation relevant to development and industry in Queensland and New South Wales and has a proven record of achieving favorable project outcomes.

James has appeared regularly as an expert witness in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court and in the NSW Land and Environment Court.