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Sample of recent Projects

Projects below are a selection only of our current and recent projects. This is not an exhaustive list, please contact us if a full list is required.

  • Brisbane City Council Koala population study
    Purpose: Finalise the baseline assessment of Koalas in Brisbane City Council LGA. Further fieldwork to increase the genetic sample base (DNA sourced from scats), identify and map genetically distinct populations and how the populations interact, identify genetic diversity of each population, identify disease status (C. pecorum and KoRV). Total 823km searched with the detection dogs in Brisbane City Council LGA. Genetic analyses performed by WildDNA/Federation University.
    Location: Selected Council lands across the LGA (4,729ha).
    Client: Brisbane City Council, May - November 2018.

  • Quoll presence/absence assessment
    Purpose: Determine Quoll presence/absence on a large military base.
    Location: Australian Government Department of Defence military base, undisclosed location.
    Client: Spotless Facility Services, May 2018.
  • Logan City Council Koala population study
    Purpose: Gain a more in-depth understanding of Logan City Council's Koala population structure and health status in selected areas across the LGA. Includes collecting fresh Koala scats for analysis by Federation University (genetic profiling, gender and detection of Chlamydia and KoRV).
    Location: Selected locations across Logan City Council LGA.
    Client: Logan City Council, August - September 2017.

  • Brisbane City Council Koala study, including scat analysis
    Purpose: Determine Koala distribution, activity and movement patterns at fine scale in order to inform key management responses to reduce Koala road kill. Includes collecting all Koala scat samples for laboratory analysis by WildDNA/Federation University (genetic profiling, gender and detection of Chlamydia and KoRV).
    Location: Across Brisbane City Council LGA.
    Client: Brisbane City Council. June 2016 - October 2017. Publicly version of the report available on https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/20171222-owad-report-bcc-koala-detection-dog-surveys-v2.1.pdf

  • Mount Coot-Tha Koala assessment and monitoring
    Purpose: Determine current Koala distribution, activity and movement patterns at fine scale in order to assist in location of proposed zip line. Includes collection and analyses of fresh scats for genetic profiling and health screening.
    Location: Mount Coot-Tha.
    Client: Brisbane City Council. November 2016 - February 2017.

  • Koala distribution and movement assessment
    Purpose: Determine current Koala distribution, activity and movement patterns at fine scale in order to assist in Koala habitat management within an established air base.

    Location: Australian Government Department of Defence military base, undisclosed location.
    Client: Spotless Facility Services, August 2016.

  • Greenbank Quoll presence/absence assessment
    Purpose: Determine Quoll presence/absence on a 480ha land.
    Location: Greenbank, Logan City Council LGA.
    Client: Saunders Havill Group, August 2016.

  • Central NSW Koala survey
    Purpose: Confirm current Koala presence in the Pilliga, NSW.
    Location: Pilliga NSW, June 2016.

  • Expert Witness services to the P&E Court
    Purpose: Provision of Expert Witness services to the Queensland Planning & Environment Court for matters relating to Koalas and Koala ecology.
    Court Case: P&E case No 2625 of 2015, Drywound Pty Ltd v Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Gordon Claridge & Ors.
    Representing: Gordon Claridge & Ors, Mars 2016 - February 2017.

  • Ipswich Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence on 2 private properties under assessment for potential acquisition for offset purposes.
    Location: 2 properties in Ipswich City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: Cherish The Environment Foundation, May 2016.

  • NSW Groundwater Monitoring Events
    Purpose: Undertake GMEs on multiple commercial sites.
    Location: Multiple locations, NSW.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, April 2016 - current.

  • Aroona Koala study
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across a 2,000ha property donated to QTFN. Inform key areas to manage for habitat restoration and/or revegetation. Total 64 sampling sites assessed.
    Location: Ipswich City Council & Lockyer Valley Regional Council LGAs, South East Queensland.
    Client: Queensland Trust For Nature, April - May 2016.

  • Bagal Beach monitoring well installation
    Purpose: Installation of monitoring wells for monitoring of contamination.
    Location: Balgal Beach, North Queensland.
    Client: Fyfe - March 2016.

  • West Village contaminated land assessment
    Purpose: Installation and monitoring of monitoring wells, and assessment of contaminated land.
    Location: West End, Brisbane City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, January 2016.

  • Bli Bli Koala survey with Taz
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence on lands adjacent to a proposed development.
    Location: Bli Bli, South East Queensland.
    Client: Native Foresters, January 2016.

  • Groundwater Monitoring Event
    Purpose: Undertake a GME on an industrial site.
    Location: Mackay, Queensland Central Coast.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, January 2016.
  • Contaminated land assessment
    Purpose: Monitoring of wells on an industrial site.
    Location: Cairns, North Queensland.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, November 2015.

  • Ipswich City Council Koala activity study
    Purpose: Determine relative Koala activity in 20 urban parks and inform management actions to ensure the resilience of the Koala in those areas. Total 62 sampling sites assessed.
    Location: Ipswich City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: Ipswich City Council, November - December 2015.
  • Collection of Koala scats for DNA and Chlamydia analysis by WildDNA/Federation University
    Purpose: Collection of scats from wild Koalas across SEQ, for DNA analysis by WildDNA/Federation University Australia (Victoria). Tests included genotyping (genetic diversity, population structure, relatedness and gene flow) , gender identification and presence/absence of KoRV-A and Chlamydia pecorum .
    Pro bono: for Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Community Action Inc. (community group), and Brisbane City Council. October - December 2015.

  • NSW parks Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine and qualify Koala presence across four State Forests in New South Wales. Total 41 sampling sites assessed.
    Location: Multiple locations on NSW coast.
    Client: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, October 2015.

  • West Village contaminated land assessment
    Purpose: Installation of monitoring wells and assessment of contaminated land.
    Location: West End, Brisbane City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, October - November 2015.

  • Logan City Council Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across a number of private properties and a selection of Council owned lands in the western portions of the LGA. Including reporting, ArcGIS mapping and management recommendations. Total 58 sampling sites assessed + 13 private properties searched in their entirety.
    Location: Logan City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: Logan City Council, August - September 2015.

  • Ipswich City Council Koala distribution study
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across Council owned properties across the LGA. Including reporting, ArcGIS mapping and management recommendations. Total 155 sampling sites assessed.
    Location: Ipswich City Council LGA, South East Queensland.
    Client: Ipswich City Council, August - September 2015.

  • Peak Crossing Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across a number of plots on a property owned by Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN), assisted by the University of Queensland and volunteers.
    Location: Peak Crossing, South East Queensland.
    Client: QTFN, June 2015.

  • Indooroopilly Groundwater Monitoring Event
    Purpose: Undertake a GME on a service station.
    Location: Indooroopilly, South East Queensland.
    Client: Lithaqua Environmental Services, May 2015.

  • Adare Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across 4 large rural properties.
    Location: Lockyer Valley, South East Queensland.
    Client: Lockyer Valley Community Action Group, April 2015.

  • Environmental Investigation
    Purpose: Excavation, drilling, soil sampling and groundwater quality investigation on a steel recycling plant.
    Location: Mackay, Queensland.
    Client: TRACE Environmental - January 2015.

  • Soil Sampling
    Purpose: Soil sampling program as part of the Environmental Site Assessment.
    Location: Roma, Queensland.
    Client: Fyfe, November 2014.

  • Environmental Monitoring
    Purpose: Soil, soil vapour and groundwater sampling across 5 commercial and industrial sites.
    Location: Sydney, New South Wales.
    Client: TRACE Environmental, November 2014.

  • Sunshine Coast Council Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine Koala presence/absence across 51 properties (45 Council parks, 5 private properties and 1 State park) and provide up-to-date mapping of Koala presence across these areas. 201 sites assessed, 30 trees searched/site.
    Location: South East Queensland.
    Client: Sunshine Coast Council, July - August 2014.

  • Logan City Council Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine presence/absence of Koalas across 50 Council parks where reliable data was lacking, and provide up-to-date mapping of Koala presence across the Council. Included recommendations for long term Koala habitat conservation/rehabilitation. (335 sites assessed.)
    Location: South East Queensland.
    Client: Logan City Council, May - June 2014.

  • Industrial site Environmental Audit
    Purpose: Investigation of OHS and environmental compliance at an industrial site (petroleum) in Melbourne.
    Client: ICF Environnement, March 2014.

  • Morayfield water monitoring
    Purpose: Regular water quality monitoring on the NEPB Residential West site.
    Location: South East Queensland.
    Client: Lithaqua Environmental Services, February - December 2014.

  • Central Queensland Koala surveys
    Purpose: Determine presence/absence of Koalas on lands adjacent to Deepwater and Eurimbula National Parks. Part of the National Parks expansion program.
    Location: Central Queensland Coast.
    Client: Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, February 2014.

Page last updated on 01 November 2018.