Approvals, site feasibility and environmental management for the WA extractive industry.

The extractive industry sector, including quarries, processing facilities and manufacturing plants, supplies building and construction materials to sites across the state, which makes them a key driver for the Western Australian economy. However, increasing regulation of the sector makes the approvals process more difficult, and ongoing compliance more onerous.

In many cases, operators need to obtain several approvals – often at local, state and Commonwealth levels. Ongoing compliance has also become more time-consuming, with annual reporting, site inspections and other obligations increasingly incorporated into approval requirements.

How we help

Land Insights delivers strategic solutions to clients in the WA extractive industry. Since 2002, we have assisted operators in this field with securing approvals and meeting ongoing compliance and reporting obligations.

Our extractive industry capabilities include:

  • Site inspections and feasibility
  • Development Applications
  • Extractive Industry Licences
  • Clearing Permits
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Negotiations with Government agencies
  • Compliance tracking
  • Annual reporting
  • Spatial analysis (UAV modelling and mapping).

Site feasibility

We conduct site feasibility studies to ensure land is suitable for its intended use. This research and investigation inevitably saves our clients significant time and resources in the long term, by identifying possible environmental and operational issues early on.

If issues are identified, we devise strategic solutions to mitigate them, and to ensure your project moves ahead smoothly.

Extraction industry approvals

We secure approvals for extractive industry sites, including Development (planning) approvals from the local Council, Extractive Industry Licences, clearing permits, environmental impact assessments other relevant approvals. Our people know how to manage the approvals process, and draw on qualifications in urban and regional planning, and environmental science to do so.

We also liaise with key decision-makers, and have built longstanding relationships with local, state and Commonwealth government agencies. These relationships enable us to effectively negotiate planning conditions and conduct SAT reviews.

Compliance and reporting

Ongoing compliance and reporting obligations are an onerous undertaking. We have the capabilities to handle compliance and reporting on your behalf, to ensure your project meets the conditions of your approvals, with all required reporting lodged on time, every time.

Environmental monitoring

Examining the environmental impact of a site is crucial to securing approvals, as it ensures issues are identified and addressed before development occurs. Our environmental scientists assist clients in the extractive industry with environmental management plans, including:

  • Dust, noise and visual
  • Rehabilitation
  • Decommissioning
  • Waste
  • Clearing permits
  • EPBC approvals
  • Water monitoring (surface and ground)
  • Water and drainage
  • Dieback monitoring
  • Vegetations and tree hollow surveys
  • Bushfire management.

Engaging a professional to conduct environmental monitoring at your site early on will save you significant time and resources in the future, while minimising environmental impact at your site, and improving the likelihood of approvals.

Get started

For more information on our extractive industry services, please get in touch.

Our planning, development and environmental experts will devise a strategy that aligns with your requirements, and fits within your budget.

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