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Environmental Management and Approvals

  • Strategic advice on seeking approvals depending on our clients’ project design, scale and potential impacts;
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping documentation and submissions depending on the allocated level of assessment for the project;
  • Permitting processes such as Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) works approvals,  licences, native vegetation clearing permits (NVCP), Department of Minerals and Petroleum (DMP) programs of works, mining proposals, closure plans, Department of Water (DoW) water licences and Section 18 clearances under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, 1972;
  • Federal approvals under the EPBC  Act (1999);
  • Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF)
  • Regulatory liaison;
  • Environmental Management Plans (EMP) and site specific  advice;
  • Due diligence
  • Compliance reporting
  • Environmental Consulting, auditing and risk assessment

Contaminated Land

Rapallo Environmental, in association with our environmental management teams, can design and deliver the following assessments at all levels, including:

  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Contaminated site assessment and remediation for industrial, mining and urban development projects
  • Sampling and analysis to determine the precise extent and nature of contamination
  • Development of specifications for the most appropriate method of site treatment
  • Conceptual Site Modelling
  • Implementation of soil and groundwater sampling and analytical programs
  • Preparation of comprehensive site investigation and remediation reports
  • Manage of approvals and licensing to allow the offsite disposal of material
  • Acid Sulphate Soils (ASS) investigations and management
  • Groundwater monitoring and assessment
  • Phase 1 and phase 2 generic and detailed human health risk assessment
  • Hazardous materials and asbestos investigations and management plans
  • Works approval and statutory compliance

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The environmental approvals process in Western Australia is complex. Project timelines and proponent reputations can be impacted if you do not utilise an experienced team of professionals to guide you through the process

Flora and Vegetation

Rapallo’s Botanical team can design and deliver flora and vegetation surveys at all levels, including:

  • Reconnaissance (Level 1) and comprehensive (Level 2) flora and vegetation surveys
  • Vegetation community description and mapping
  • Threatened and Priority Ecological Community identification
  • Targeted declared Rare and Priority Flora searches
  • Targeted weed surveys
  • Environmental impact assessments and management plans
  • Mine closure plans · Pre- and post-mining monitoring programs
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV (Drone) Mapping
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Fauna

Rapallo has extensive experience in designing  fauna surveys to suit a wide variety of client needs. We combine novel methodologies and technology with traditional survey techniques to fulfil any survey aim requested by our clients. We have conducted many surveys in partnership with traditional owners.

Our specialities include:

  • Level 1 vertebrate fauna surveys (habitat assessment)
  • Level 2 vertebrate fauna surveys (comprehensive trapping)
    • Targeted surveys (Northern Quoll, Crest-tailed and Brush-tailed Mulgara, Grater Bilby, Pilbara Olive Python, Pilbara Leaf-nosed Bat, Ghost Bat, Chuditch and Malleefowl)
    • Annual Monitoring Surveys
    • Motion Detecting Camera Surveys (MDC)
    • Pipeline clearance
    • Pre-clearance surveys
  • Level 1 Short range Endemic Invertebrate surveys (SRE)
  • Level 2 Short range Endemic Invertebrate surveys (SRE)
    • Trolofauna surveys
    • Stygofauna surveys
    • SRE habitat assessment and risk assessment
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