Expertise in geological and geomorphological classification and mapping has been applied to produce landform interpretations for infrastructure and major conservation reserves throughout northern Australia. 3d Environmental’ s expertise in landform classification has specific application to assessment of land zones under Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act.
3d Environmental has completed broad scale vegetation classification and mapping projects on behalf of the Australian and Queensland governments Projects include bioregional scale mapping of vegetation community’s in the Queensland Wet Tropics and the Torres Strait Islands which have directly informed Queensland’s Vegetation Management Framework.
3d Environmental has completed major EIS projects for the mining, gas and infrastructure sectors throughout Queensland, northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Scope of the assessments range from assessment of terrestrial biodiversity, landform and geomorphology and groundwater dependent ecosystems.
In June 2013, the EPBC Act was amended to capture water resources as Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES). Under the amendment, water resources included groundwater and surface water, and organisms and ecosystems that depend on it to maintain ecological function and condition. These ecosystems are otherwise termed groundwater dependent ecosystems or GDEs. In December 2016, Queensland made amendments to the Water Act and the Mineral Resources Act 1989, expanding the scope of environmental impact assessment from groundwater springs alone to include assessment of impacts to all ecosystems that rely either entirely or intermittently on groundwater. 3d Environmental has specialist knowledge in the classification and assessment of GDEs to meet project regulatory requirements and assist ecologically sensitive project design.
3d Environmental has practical experience in landscape scale fire ecology including implementation of ecological burning programs alongside indigenous ranger groups throughout northern Australia and continues to work with traditional rangers to manage their lands, monitor and document project outcomes to ensure work program objectives are achieved.