Damien Chappell provides a brief overview of the types of environmental assessments that are commonly used on projects, often alongside contaminated land assessments. A broader range of assessments might be necessary when considering cases such as; due diligence, approvals for greenfield developments, residential sub-divisions, schools and manufacturing facilities.
The environmental assessments discussed here include:
- flora and fauna assessments to ensure that the intended or current site use will not negatively impact ecological values of the site;
- cultural and heritage assessments to identify and manage aboriginal and historical values; and
- auditing of compliance against environmental management plans, systems and legislation.