Environmental Assessments

What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)?

An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a systematic process that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project. It examines various environmental aspects, including the effects on natural resources, ecosystems, and communities. An EA plays a critical role in ensuring that decision-makers consider the environmental implications of a project before proceeding. This assessment encompasses various detailed studies such as the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE), and Environmental Impact Statement Reporting (EIS). It provides a foundation for understanding and minimising the adverse impacts of a development on the environment.

Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is an indispensable service we offer at Access Environmental Planning, ensuring your projects uphold the highest environmental standards. This comprehensive evaluation discerns potential environmental impacts, offering strategies for their effective management and mitigation. Your project’s alignment with environmental requisites is meticulously assessed, offering you a solid foundation for informed, responsible decisions. See More

Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE)

Our proficient team adeptly handles the Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE), providing a clear, concise report detailing the probable environmental impacts of your proposed development. This essential document illustrates the methods to minimise and manage these impacts, ensuring your project stands in harmony with environmental sustainability and regulations. See More

Environmental Impact Statement Reporting (EIS)

Our comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement reporting (EIS) is tailored to ensure your project’s potential environmental impacts are thoroughly assessed, documented, and managed. This foundational service assures seamless progression of through approval processes, solidifying your project's environmental compliance. See More

Accredited Biodiversity Reports

At Access Environmental Planning, our various types of Accredited Biodiversity Reports, including Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDARs), Biodiversity Certification Assessment Reports (BCARs), and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSARs), stand as a resolute testament to our unyielding commitment to ecological preservation and sustainability. Our comprehensive and detailed reports meticulously evaluate your project’s impact on biodiversity in the region, ensuring that your initiatives  contribute positively and significantly to the surrounding environment. Our dedicated service emphatically underscores our ongoing commitment to harmoniously balancing developmental projects with the indispensable well-being and sustenance of nature. See More

Vegetation Planning, Assessment & Mapping (GIS)

Leverage our adept vegetation planning, assessment, and mapping (GIS) services for a meticulous understanding and management of the vegetation within your project’s scope. Our detailed, visual representations allow for precision in planning and execution, fortifying your project's ecological compatibility. See More

Cultural Heritage Assessment

Our Cultural Heritage Assessment is crucial for safeguarding the invaluable cultural heritage intertwined with your project's location. Our collaborative approach ensures your project is a contributor to cultural preservation, enhancing its societal value and compliance. See More

Agricultural Development Assessment

Ensure your agricultural projects are environmentally sound and sustainable with our Agricultural Development Assessment. This service guarantees your agricultural initiatives are both profitable and aligned with ecological sustainability. See More

Town Planning Support (DAs)

Access our comprehensive town planning support (DAs) for a smooth, efficient town planning process. We provide the necessary expertise and insights, ensuring your project’s compliance with all town planning regulations and standards. See More

Threatened Species Search

The importance of preserving biological diversity cannot be understated, given its critical role in maintaining ecological balance and human survival. A Threatened Species Search is essential for projects and developments with the potential to significantly impact natural habitats. See More

Bushfire Assessments

Access our Bushfire Assessments for an in-depth analysis of your project’s bushfire risks, offering strategies for effective management and mitigation. See More

Importance of Environmental Assessments (EA)
The importance of Environmental Assessments cannot be understated as it allows stakeholders to understand the potential environmental effects of a project, including biodiversity and cultural heritage impacts. These assessments, such as the Biodiversity Development Assessment Report (BDAR) and Cultural Heritage Assessment are vital in maintaining the balance between development and environmental preservation. EA plays an essential role in ensuring land development (REF) and protecting sensitive ecosystems from harm.

Our Approach to Environmental Assessments (EA)
We utilise a strategic and integrative approach in conducting Environmental Assessments, ensuring that all aspects are thoroughly examined. Our process includes a comprehensive Vegetation Planning, Assessment & Mapping (GIS) and Biodiversity Assessments, offering precise and detailed insights into the environmental context of the proposed project. We believe in upholding the highest standards of environmental stewardship, ensuring that projects align with sustainability goals and mitigate environmental damage.

Specific Methodology and Standards
Our methodology aligns with standards in the industry. We adopt a Strategic Environmental Assessment approach that is holistic, considering all environmental facets including biodiversity, cultural heritage, and agricultural development. Our Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) survey and Threatened Species Search further enhance our comprehensive approach to environmental assessment.

Best Practices
We strictly adhere to industry standards and best practices in conducting our assessments. Through a Due Diligence Cultural Heritage Assessment, we ensure that cultural heritage factors are adequately considered in the project's planning phase. This attention to detail is mirrored in our Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports and REF, safeguarding Indigenous rights and heritage.

Q: What are Environmental Impact Assessments?
A: Environmental Impact Assessments are comprehensive studies that evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project, ensuring that decision-makers are informed about environmental considerations before project approval.

Q: Who does Environmental Assessments?
A: Professional firms and environmental consultants with expertise in environmental science and policy conduct our Environmental Assessments. Our team of skilled experts specialises in various assessments, ensuring a holistic and thorough evaluation of every project.

Contact Information
For further inquiries regarding our Environmental Assessment processes, including specific assessments like the Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) or any other aspect, please contact us at info@accessep.com.au. By choosing us for your Environmental Assessment needs, you are ensuring a detailed, comprehensive, and environmentally responsible evaluation for your projects, paving the way for sustainable and successful development. Your commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability is reflected and supported in our extensive and thorough assessment processes. The intricate links between various assessments such as Environmental Impact Statement Reporting (EIS) and Biodiversity Development Assessment Report (BDAR), are seamlessly navigated by our team of experts, ensuring your project is environmentally sound, sustainable, and compliant with all relevant regulations and standards.