Bruce Highway Upgrade Project Environmental Approval - EPBC referral
Project location: Bruce Highway Upgrade Project
Project Description: Green Tape Solutions was the lead fauna consultant involved in undertaking threatened fauna and flora surveys for the construction of the Bruce Highway Project. The works required the nominated ecologists to accurately and clearly respond to the Preliminary Documentation (PD) letter provided to TMR from the Department of Environment (DoE) regarding an EPBC Act referral for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Project. The scope of works that was completed included:
Outcome and Results of the Project: An assessment of vegetation across the Project Footprint was required, with a particular emphasis on potential areas of Lowland Rainforest Threatened Ecological Community, and areas potentially supporting threatened flora species. A koala survey and koala habitat assessment were conducted on the site, in accordance with the relevant Survey Guidelines for Australia’s Threatened Species prepared by DSEWPaC, and Policy 4 of the Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2006 and Management Program 2006 – 2016.