Projects

Mungana Gold Mines Ltd - Mungana Gold Project EIS

Mungana Gold Mines Ltd - Mungana Gold Project EIS

Environmental Impact Statement for Mungana Gold Mines.

 

Client Mungana Gold Mines Ltd
Timeline Completed March 2013

Team Members

Neil Boland Project leader
Terry Reis Fauna ecologist
Tim Anderson Mine environmental planning and regulation, EM Plan preparation
Martine Adriaansen Surface water specialist
Paul Godfrey Stygofauna and aquatic ecologist
Ing Toh Botanist
Kate Grundy Research and report writing
Susan Walker GIS officer
   

 

Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, PNG - Rehabilitation Research, Strategy Development  and Closure Planning, Ethnobotanic Field Guide

Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, PNG - Rehabilitation Research, Strategy Development and Closure Planning, Ethnobotanic Field Guide

Client Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, PNG
Timeline Ongoing since 2008

Since 2008, NRA has been engaged on a long-term contract to facilitate decommissioning of multiple sites for Ok Tedi Mining Ltd Papua New Guinea (OTML).

NRA’s work been acknowledged in OTML’s MARP which can be viewed at http://www.oktedi.com/media-items/reports/mine-closure-planning/130-mine-area-rehabilitation-plan-2009/file

Team Members

Andrew Butler Project leader, soil science, rehabilitation research and planning
Tim Anderson Trial design, strategic planning
Neil Boland Ecology, development of closure criteria
Ing Toh Botany, ethnobotany and trial monitoring
   

At the Mine Closure 2012 conference in Brisbane in September 2012, NRA’s Andrew Butler and Ok Tedi’s Dexter Wagambie presented a paper titled ‘The integration of indigenous knowledge into mine site rehabilitation and closure planning at Ok Tedi, Papua New Guinea’ (View abstract below).

NRA has also produced a book entitled An introductory guide to the plants used by the Awin in Bige, Kwiape, Miamrae & Senamrae (View more details below).

View Paper Abstract View Book Information
Department of Defence - Cassowary Monitoring at Cowley Beach and Tully Training Areas

Department of Defence - Cassowary Monitoring at Cowley Beach and Tully Training Areas

The surveys, conducted in early March 2008 and mid-February 2009, are the second and third monitoring events since Tropical Cyclone Larry in March 2006, which caused significant damage to rainforests between Tully and Innisfail.

 

Client  Department of Defence
Timeline  Completed June 2012
 Team Members
Peter Buosi Project leader
Kate Grundy Ecologist

 

Xstrata Zinc - Lady Loretta Project Approvals and Environmental Management

Xstrata Zinc - Lady Loretta Project Approvals and Environmental Management

NRA is  engaged to assist Lady Loretta with its environmental approvals and technical surveys (flora and fauna, Gouldian Finch). Projects include a receiving environment investigation of potential impacts on downstream environments of Magazine Creek at Xstrata Zinc’s Lady Loretta mine site.

 

Client Xstrata Zinc
Timeline Ongoing role
Team Members
Tim Anderson Project leader
Peter Buosi Fauna ecologist
Ing Toh Botanist
Susan Walker GIS officer

 

CST Mining Group Ltd - Anthill Copper Project Approvals

CST Mining Group Ltd - Anthill Copper Project Approvals

Environmental Approvals, EMPlan, and supporting specialist studies.

 

Client CST
Timeline Due for completion April 2013
Team Members
Shannon Wetherall Project leader                                              
Terry Reis Fauna ecologist
Ing Toh Botanist
John Broughton Soil specialist
Kate Grundy Ecologist
Susan Walker GIS officer
   

 

Townsville City Council - Magnetic Island Waste Transfer Station Project Approvals

Townsville City Council - Magnetic Island Waste Transfer Station Project Approvals

Baseline Ecological assessment for incorporation into State and Federal Approvals process and preparation and coordination of EPBC referral.

 

Client: Flanagan
Timeline Completed 2012
Team Members
Shannon Wetherall Project leader
Peter Buosi Principal ecologist
Susan Walker GIS officer
   

 

Guilford Coal Ltd - White Mountains Baseline Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Guilford Coal Ltd - White Mountains Baseline Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

2012 wet season flora, fauna and aquatic ecology surveys of the White Mountain project area as part of the environmental approvals process.

 

Client Guilford Coal Ltd
Timeline Completed December 2012
Team Members
Shannon Wetherall Project leader
Terry Reis Fauna ecologist
Ing Toh Botanist
Paul Godfrey Aquatic ecologist
Kate Grundy Ecologist
Susan Walker GIS officer
Genevieve Olle Aquatic ecologist

 

Arrow Energy Pty Ltd - Baseline Flora and Fauna surveys

Arrow Energy Pty Ltd - Baseline Flora and Fauna surveys

2012 baseline wet season flora, fauna and aquatic ecology surveys as part of the environmental approvals process.

 

Client Arrow Energy Pty Ltd
Timeline Ongoing
Team Members
Shannon Wetherall Project leader
Terry Reis Fauna ecologist
Ing Toh Botanist
Kate Grundy Field ecologist
Susan Walker GIS officer

 

Defence Assets and Infrastructure

Defence Assets and Infrastructure

Some of the most interesting work we undertake comes from the Defence sector, with whom we have been involved since 1994. More often than not the work is in remote areas, where resolving practical avoidance or mitigation measures associated with troop movements, live ammunitions training on land and at sea, and installation of specialised infrastructure is particularly challenging. The services we provided in relation to an innovative high-frequency surface wave radar facility trial established in the Torres Strait is a case in point.

NRA is one of only 22 companies appointed nationally by Defence to the 2009-2014 Defence Environment and Heritage Panel (DEHP), it is also one of the only fully Australian owned and operated companies on the DEHP.