Locally Based, Local Contacts and Aligning Solutions to your Environmental Problems
Offering a diverse set of skills, Bio Diverse Solutions can assist in small or large urban, industrial, rural residential or rural developments. The process Bio Diverse Solutions adopts is one of understanding the needs of the client, developing communication with government agencies early and undertaking the project to meet short turn around times, which is important for subdivision development projects. Bio Diverse Solutions has assisted many companies and private clients in WA for subdivisions at the urban/rural interface and adjacent to natural features such as wetlands, reserves and conservation areas
Seasonal factors affect fuel moistures and fuel availability, and affect the intensity of fires. The south west of WA is one of the most bushfire prone regions in the world due to the combination of a Mediterranean-type climate with hot dry summers and the presence of large areas of flammable native vegetation (Bushfire CRC, 2015). In the drying climate of Australia, Bushfire Management is becoming foremost in development of subdivisions. Bio Diverse Solutions has specialist bushfire consultants to assist in resolving conflicts of new dwellings located adjacent to bushfire hazards. Bio Diverse Solutions aligns all work to the latest applicable legislation, guiding subdivision design and resolving problems/conflicts which meet the developers interest, the safety of future inhabitants and the approval of government agencies.
Water quality and soil testing
Bio Diverse Solutions utilises local sub contractors where available to assist with Soil Sampling (Machine Hire), Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Laboratory Testing, and other specialist requirements. The company has a regional background and with over 20 years experience in the discipline, has developed contacts within most of regional WA . This greatly assists:
- Project costs;
- Approval turn around times;
- Project timeframes; and
Field soil sampling and water quality testing can be undertaken with minimal cost and maximum efficiency. Relationships have been formed with laboratories in Perth for Acid Sulphate Soils testing which can determine if you have a problem within 4 working days and minimal cost, this compared with traditional timely and costly laboratories greatly assists the client in project turn-around and meeting construction deadlines.
Land Capability Assessment/Opportunities and constraints
Kathryn Kinnear (Director, Environmental Consultant) has formal training in Landscape Planning and Design, Visual Impact Assessment, Public Participation, Project Management, Bushfire Management and Visitor Risk Assessment.
This background training greatly assists clients in developing their subdivision layout and function. Bio Diverse Solutions has assisted clients with:
- Eco-Style subdivisions:
- Cluster Developments;
- Rural Residential;
- Urban; and
- Industrial developments.
Land Capability Assessments are prepared to give planners and developers site limitations to their development. The limitations which are common in Urban and Rural Residential developments include areas which may be susceptible to:
- Contains significant flora and Fauna;
- On-site effluent disposal;
- Setback/buffer requirements for government agencies
- Bushfire management issues;
- Wetlands; and
- Access and Infrastructure constraints.
Bio Diverse Solutions works hard to ensure that areas which are potentially “non-developable” can be included into the proposal in other ways which give net benefit to the project. Every site is treated based on individual characteristics and the needs of the client
Bio Diverse Solutions can provide services to develop.
- Wetland Management Plans;
- Bushfire Management Plans and Bushfire Hazards Assessments;
- Flora and Fauna Survey (Level 1 and Level 2);
- Acid Sulphate Soils;
- Land Capability Assessments;
- Late Winter Water Table Testing (Site suitability for on-site effluent disposal);
- Rehabilitation Management Plans;
- Fauna relocation and management plans; and
- Environmental Reports.
The diverse range of knowledge, local contacts, government liaison, communication with the client and problem solving ability is what sets Bio Diverse Solutions apart from other Environmental Companies.