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Zero to 140 Quarry Approvals in One Year

18 December 2013

Redleaf Environmental has delivered or is in the final stages of delivering 140+ quarry approvals in 2013 for Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie Shires as part of the Flood Restoration Works under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). These on-going programs total funding is around $85M. Recently, all three shires received praise from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Department  of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) for their best practice model in assessing and permitting roadbase quarries across southwest Queensland. With the help of the experienced team from RedLeaf, these western councils are recognised as State leaders for their licensing programs, which for the first time, offers a systematic and cost-effective means of addressing the permit requirements for multiple quarry sites. This innovative model is being promoted as best practice by DAFF to other local governments across the state. RedLeaf would like to thank all of those involved in Paroo, Quilpie and Murweh Shires for their dedication in seeing sustainable outcomes in south west Queensland.

In addition to the quarry approvals, our team of ecologists and auditors are enjoying the challenge of delivering environmental services with our partners the Highland Infrastructure Group (HIG) to provide overall environmental management of the Murweh Shire Flood Restoration Program.

Contact us today for a free consultation:

Darren 0407 234 986
Bruce 0407 128 139
email hello@redleafenv.com.au

 

Murweh Shire Quarry Site   

A fully licenced Quarry in Murweh Shire

 

 Eremophila sturtii Budda Bush

RedLeaf's experienced ecologists identified over 400 species of plants including Eremophila sturtii, Budda Bush. Paroo Shire

Brigalow TEC

Several potential Quarry Sites contained Threatened Ecological Communities. Our team was able to identify TECs such as Brigalow.

 Cultural Heritage Artefact

Our Principal Archaeologists worked with Traditional Owners to identify and protect Cultural Heritage values including stone artefacts. Quilpie Shire