Infrastructure - Strategen Environmental
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Infrastructure

OUR SERVICES

Infrastructure

Strategen maintain well established networks across regulatory agencies ensuring liaison on infrastructure projects is based on strong, professional relationships, together with a close understanding of the regulatory requirements.

We have a proven track record in advising and delivering approvals for major infrastructure projects for both public and private sector organisations.

Our experience and scope of work include approvals and studies for:

  • road and bridge works
  • railways
  • airports
  • ports and marinas
  • water and gas pipelines
  • dams, weirs and pump stations
  • desalination plants
  • wastewater treatment and disposal
  • power stations
  • transmission lines
  • waste infrastructure including landfills and transfer stations
  • industrial developments.

Strategen facilitate all environmental approval requirements under State and Federal legislation, including referrals, environmental impact assessment, public consultation, offset acquisition, Aboriginal heritage consent and access to crown land.

We facilitate all subsidiary approvals such as clearing permits, bed and banks permits, water abstraction licences, works approvals and licences and prescribed premises.

We have extensive experience applying innovative approaches and strategies for Environmental Impact Assessments for a wide range of infrastructure projects across WA.

 

Environmental management and planning

Strategen develop environmental management systems and prepare construction and operational environmental management plans that ensure performance standards are met and regulatory compliance achieved.

We have extensive experience tailoring management plans that progress your project from proposal to successful implementation.  We develop environmental management systems consistent with ISO14001:2015 and provide a construction support role to coordinate environmental management plans.

We develop management plans that address:

  • construction, operation, decommissioning and closure
  • range of compliance requirements
  • rehabilitation
  • weeds and dieback
  • stormwater and wastewater discharges.

 

Environmental compliance

The Strategen environmental audit capability identifies corporate environmental risk exposure and effective risk management recommendations. Our experienced and qualified audit team work with organisations to determine whether environmental obligations and management commitments are being met.

Strategen can undertake audits for formal compliance for reporting to regulators, or alternatively, can undertake internal audits identifying performance gaps or improvement areas. We make clear recommendations on actions to implement to ensure non-compliance and risk of penalties is mitigated.

 

EPBC Act approvals

Strategen has leading expertise in the navigation of Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) approvals, maintaining a cutting edge understanding of the requirements for referrals, assessments and conditions under the Act.

We have negotiated approvals for many projects deemed “controlled actions”.  Often this involves development of innovative management, mitigation and offset strategies.

 

Appeals

Strategen have extensive experience in environmental appeals with senior staff who have previously worked in the Office of the Appeals Convenor.

We provide strategies to minimise the risk of appeals and assist with timely and robust response to appeals if they occur.

 

Approvals

Strategen are industry leaders in facilitating approvals and ongoing compliance premises regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

We have a strong track record in providing intelligent and tailored solutions whilst negotiating complex approvals and we develop innovative management, mitigation and offset strategies for our clients.

Strategen offers end-to-end project services and support, facilitating all environmental approval requirements whilst working to minimise potential environmental impacts.

We have successfully navigated approvals pathways for clients in an environmentally acceptable, responsible and sustainable manner.

 

Water, Specialist and Contaminated Sites

Strategen provides a suite of specialist environmental services that can support infrastructure projects.  These include but are not limited to:

  • hydrology and surface water studies
  • water and nutrient balances
  • contaminated site investigations and management
  • acid sulfate soils investigations and management
  • hazardous materials assessment and management
  • soil, water and air monitoring programs
  • air quality monitoring and impact assessment
  • stakeholder consultation.

 

Ecology

Ecological impacts, rehabilitation and offsets are usually a critical consideration in infrastructure project approval.

Strategen has developed a comprehensive ecological capability and service built on practical experience in:

  • flora, vegetation and fauna surveys
  • rehabilitation planning and management
  • design and project management of revegetation programs for various landscape types including wetland and upland vegetation restoration
  • wetland classification and buffer/foreshore assessment
  • offset advice and acquisition
  • weed and erosion management
  • subcontractor, seed and material selection and management.

 

Sustainability

Strategen understand sustainable development is a matter of managing risk and whole of life value.

We work with clients to identify and innovatively mitigate social, financial, corporate and environmental risks in project planning feasibility, design, procurement, construction and operation.

 

Native Title and Aboriginal heritage support

Strategen has experience assisting clients to navigate Native Title and Aboriginal heritage issues as part of overall project approvals.

We have recent experience in the South West Native Title Settlement and Noongar Standard Heritage Agreements.

Strategen coordinate Aboriginal heritage surveys and prepare conditions for Section 18 consent where disturbance to sites is required.

Land acquisition for public purposes often raise Native Title, Aboriginal heritage and environmental issues that need to be carefully sequenced and managed.  We deliver this support as an integrated part of our approvals service.

 

Do you have an infrastructure issue that requires assistance? We can help! Contact our team today.

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