Transport – Road and Rail
Road and rail provide vital networks that underpin the health of our economy and local communities. RedLeaf Environmental has a number of projects directly involved in the environmental management of our road and rail infrastructure. These projects require expert input to the planning phase, construction phase of compliance and auditing and post construction monitoring. RedLeaf also provides novel solutions to the development of wildlife-friendly designs for tunnels, bridges and other structures.
RedLeaf provides specialist consulting services in the following:
- Flora and fauna surveys to identify biodiversity values during the project planning stage, with a particular emphasis on the identification of threatened species and vegetation communities, including both terrestrial and aquatic environments. We adhere to best practice survey guidelines as provided by State and Commonwealth regulators.
- Development and implementation of revegetation programs for road restoration works including direct seeding, hydromulch, eco-berm and tree-planting treatments.
- Advice on project infrastructure placement and mitigation measures, so as to minimise project impacts to key environmental values. This includes the development of wildlife-friendly enhancements to standard designs to increase opportunities for colonisation by native species post-construction.
- Documentation as required by both Commonwealth and State environmental regulatory authorities. We have an extensive network of personal and professional contacts which facilitates liaison and resolution of licensing and permit requirements.
- Fauna spotter / catcher: on-site services during construction to protect and/or remove fauna from operational areas, for safe rehabilitation and release elsewhere in accordance with best practice guidelines for spotter / catcher activities and specific guidelines that may be applied to threatened species.
- Facilitation of cultural heritage inspections and clearances including negotiation and liaison with Aboriginal traditional owner groups and the development of Cultural Heritage Management Plans.