New Ground | Expert Environmental Consultants in Queensland

Our story​

We understand that when we do our role well – it saves your project time and money. The regulatory landscape is complex but our experienced team can guide you through it with battle-tested processes. The New Ground advantage means faster approvals and robust technical inputs. Our team strives to increase your project ROI!

From Green Tape to Green Light

We are a full service firm with the capability to handle even the largest projects. You need a set and forget environmental planning solution, and that’s exactly what we provide.

the right team

Our team​

Our experienced core team and process driven approach delivers tangible savings on the bottom line without sacrificing quality.  We have the ability to provide niche technical inputs particular to your project and scale rapidly with our tried and tested network of specialist technical consultants. 

Our team includes:

photo of Nelson Wills, Director of New Ground environmental planning
Jeremy Young arborist in Queensland for tree removal permit and vegetation protection orders
Hayley Wills new ground environmental approvals
Scott Edwards environmental consultant ecologist for bushfire report and approvals
Adrian Vannisse arborist ecologist bushfire approval environmental
Brett Campbell environmental ecology bushfire arborist
ecologist in queensland photo consultant aquatic wildlife
Aquatic ecologist specialist professional consultant Queensland
Eden Wyatt environmental consultant ecology fire
Our mission

Proven solutions

We value ourselves in providing a full suite of ecological and environmental planning services to cater for any related issue associated with a project.

Our promise:

Check out some of our work:

Boral Ltd (Gold Coast, Qld)

Hardrock Quarry Expansion.

Obtained a suite of environmental planning approvals across Local and State levels of Government in a short timeframe in relation to Protected Plants and fauna management following undertaking detailed site survey works. Prepared an environmental approvals condition compliance strategy to guide ongoing management of the quarry. 


APD Projects (Logan, Qld)

Residential Sub-division (1 into 66 lots)

A complex project from an environmental planning approvals perspective with much of the site mapped by the State as Core Koala Habitat Area. We undertook detailed ecological assessment and mitigation planning works as well as manage the State Government concurrence agency process in relation to the koala planning provisions. Site yield was ultimately unconstrained by KHA mapping given the rigour of environmental planning, impact assessment and mitigation inputs to the project


CleanCo Ltd (Somerset Region, Qld)

Wivenhoe Dam Facility Upgrades

New Ground prepared ecological planning, assessment and impact mitigation measures as well as bushfire hazard assessment and management measures for essential infrastructure upgrades associated with the Wivenhoe Dam hydro power station. Works were prepared as part of a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) approvals process and guided project design works toward avoidance and minimization of impacts upon ecological features of significance and adherence to required bushfire risk mitigation measures.    


Client Testimonials

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