Environmental Approvals

Preston Consulting is an industry leader in environmental approvals, at Commonwealth, State and local government levels.  Experience is invaluable, as the approvals process can be complex and time-consuming, covering a broad range of mining, environmental, engineering, compliance, social, indigenous, community, economic and mineral resource issues.

Our team incorporates a dedicated team of Environmental Consultants, all with significant experience in managing, developing and obtaining environmental approvals.  We have a proven track record of securing the broad range of environmental approvals needed to develop a project in Western Australia.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive project approvals planning, including strategy, schedules and budgets
  • Gap analysis (e.g. management systems, baseline environmental data), risk identification and assessment, strategic advice
  • Assessment and management of linkages to tenure, Native Title and other processes
  • Scoping and management of baseline environmental, heritage and technical studies to support impact management and approvals processes
  • Stakeholder identification and consultation, including liaison and negotiations with regulatory authorities
  • Environmental impact assessment and management, including constraint mapping, prioritisation, avoidance, mitigation measures and offsets
  • Preparation of all approvals documents, supporting documentation and environmental management plans

We can plan, write and obtain approval for a large number of environmental approvals, including:

  • Approvals under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, including EPA Referrals, Environmental Scoping Documents, Section 45C Applications, Section 46 Applications, Assessment on Proponent Information supporting documents and Public Environmental Review documents
  • EPBC Referrals and supporting documentation under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth)
  • Programmes of Works
  • Mining Proposals (including the new requirement for an Environmental Management System)
  • Mine Closure Plans
  • Works Approvals
  • Department of Health approvals
  • 26D and 5C Licences under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914
  • Dangerous Goods Licences
  • Project Management Plans (safety)

For information about our environmental approvals experience click here.