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Significant Updates in Environmental Mapping: Queensland’s Recent Changes

Queensland’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government, and Planning (DSDILGP) has provided an update to their mapping system on 29 November 2023. This round of updates included changes to the Koala Habitat Area mapping of the Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 (‘the koala plan’), Regulated Vegetation Management mapping (i.e. remnant and high value …

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Ecological Mitigation Strategies: How to Reduce Environmental Impact in Queensland Developments

In the evolving landscape of Queensland’s development sector, ecological mitigation has emerged as a cornerstone of sustainable development. This blog aims to shed light on the strategies and practices that can help developers reduce their environmental impacts in Queensland, echoing the state’s commitment to ecological stewardship and legal compliance. The ‘Avoid, Mitigate, Offset’ Approach The …

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Conservation and Ecological Impact

New Ground’s Conservation Efforts in Perseverance, Queensland

New Ground manages a conservation property at Perseverance, Queensland. Perseverance is a regionally significant area from an ecological perspective; with a broad range of native vegetation types, a large network of connected national park, dam catchment reserve and vegetated private property (inclusive of New Ground land) as well as an interesting array of threatened species. …

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Creating Wildlife Corridors in Urban Spaces: Queensland Success Stories

In the urban landscapes of Queensland, the establishment of wildlife corridors plays a crucial role in supporting biodiversity. These essential pathways enable the free movement of fauna and flora, connecting habitats and ensuring the survival and thriving of numerous species. In this blog, we explore the concept of wildlife corridors, their significance, and spotlight success …

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Land Rehabilitation and Sustainable Development in Queensland

Land degradation is an increasing concern in Queensland. Not only does it affect natural habitats, but it also exacerbates climate change and leads to a loss of biodiversity. Land rehabilitation becomes a necessity for striking a balance in our ecosystems and promoting sustainable development. It is important to note that an appropriate level of ecological …

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Using GIS in Environmental Planning

The Role of GIS and Mapping in Modern Environmental Planning

What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) serve as a framework for collecting, storing, and analysing geographical data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyses spatial location and organises layers of information into visualisations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into …

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Environmental Policy Success: Regulated Tree Clearing in Queensland

Queensland’s Minister for Resources, The Honourable Scott Stewart, has recently released a media statement that shines a spotlight on the environmental progress within Queensland in relation to regulated tree clearing. The statement outlines the positive findings of the latest Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) report, a scientific monitoring program that is instrumental in shaping …

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Understanding the EPBC: A Guide for Developers

Australia’s rapid development comes with its unique set of challenges. One of the most critical aspects we face is ensuring the protection of wildlife, threatened ecological communities,  significant wetlands, and heritage sites that make our country so distinct. Here at New Ground, we understand the importance of balancing development with conservation. To achieve this, it’s …

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Navigating Environmental Policy Reforms: Stay Informed by Subscribing to the EPBC Act Matters Newsletter

Environmental policy plays a crucial role in safeguarding our natural resources and promoting sustainable development. As the Australian government undertakes significant reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, it becomes vital for individuals and organisations to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in environmental policy. To ensure you have access to valuable …

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Self-Assessment: Understanding Your Duties Under the EPBC Act

At New Ground, as experienced environmental consultants, we’re committed to ensuring the success of your projects in balance with the environment. A critical part of our commitment is helping you understand your responsibilities under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act safeguards nationally significant animals, plants, habitats, and places …

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