Approvals and Planning

Cumberland Ecology’s team of experienced ecological consultants are well placed to provide services to assist our clients through the assessment and approvals processes. We have a strong understanding of statutory and policy frameworks, and extensive experience in consultation with all levels of government to facilitate the assessment and approvals process. We also provide expert testimony and consultation for court work.

We offer technical and strategic expertise in threatened species and biodiversity impact assessment and routinely work as part of a multi-disciplinary planning and design team to find solutions to complex planning and construction issues.

We routinely work on:

  • Major projects in NSW, including State Significant Developments and State Significant Infrastructure
  • Federal approvals under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Planning proposals
  • Commercial and residential subdivision and development projects
  • Environmental audits and compliance monitoring
  • Peer reviews of technical assessment documentation

Our deliverables include:

  • Ecological impact assessments for development applications
  • Biodiversity Assessment Reports (BAR)and Biodiversity Offset Strategy (BOS) reports for BioBanking, Biocertification and State Significant Projects
  • Constraints and opportunities analyses for feasibility studies and planning proposals
  • Species Impact Statements
  • Project referral applications to the Federal government
  • Public Environment Reports for Federal approvals
  • Biodiversity offset strategies