Impact Assessments

JWA are experts in completing detailed ecological studies to determine the potential environmental impacts of a wide range of development types and devising suitable mitigation measures to ensure project approval and sound environmental outcomes. We have experience in the assessment of impacts on flora and fauna resulting from a wide range of development types including residential, commercial and industrial development, extractive industries, infrastructure and environmental conservation projects.

JWA have extensive working knowledge and can provide advice on Commonwealth and State environmental and planning legislation including the:

  • Commonwealth Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
  • QLD Planning Act 2016
  • QLD Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006
  • QLD Vegetation Management Act 1999
  • QLD Nature Conservation Act 1992
  • QLD Environmental Offsets Act 2014
  • South-east Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy
  • NSW Native Vegetation Conservation Act 2003
  • NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
  • NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
  • NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPPs)
  • Local government planning schemes
  • Local government

We undertake a range of impact assessments including:

  • Ecological assessment reports to accompany development applications
  • EPBC Act referrals and assessments for matters of National Environmental Significance (NES)
  • Koala Assessments in QLD (Southeast Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy) and NSW (Koala Habitat Protection SEPP) to accompany development applications
  • Significant Residual Impact Assessments
  • Bio-condition assessments
  • Preparation of Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR)
  • Assessments of Significance (5-part tests)
  • Compliance assessments against relevant local government planning schemes and policies.

We understand the unique challenges development poses within the natural environment, so we can provide advice on mitigating impacts in order to produce a sustainable outcome.