Legislative and Approvals Advice

Aquatica Environmental’s experience and understanding of federal, state and local legislation, policy and planning frameworks means that our clients receive accurate and timely advice that meets the compliance requirements of your projects.  Aquatica's long history and strong working relationship with the relevant approvals and permitting authorities allows us to identify and explore efficiencies in the approvals process, saving you both time and money.

Services

  • Due diligence assessment of project legislative implications
  • Identification of project permit and approvals requirements
  • Preparation, submission and representation for permit applications and permit requirements under a wide range of state's Acts (i.e. Victorian FFG Act and Fisheries Act)
  • EPBC Act assessment of significance of impact and EPBC Act referral preparation and submission
  • Peer and technical review
  • Engagement and liaison with relevant authorities 

Projects

  • Development of an Offset Management Plan for Eastern Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla in accordance with the DoE's requirements.
  • Aquatic ecology due diligence and targeted fish surveys, preparation and submission of EPBC Act Referral, FFG and Fisheries Act Permits and referral/permit actions implementation (i.e. translocation of threatened species) for the development of anew bulk water storage facility in Apollo Bay
  • Due diligence, EPBC Act Referral and FFG/Fisheries Act Permits for the construction of a new sewer pipeline across the Yarra River.
  • Preliminary aquatic and terrestrial ecology assessment, alignment options assessment and assessment of legislative, permits and approvals implications for a bridge replacement project at Yarrawonga Victoria.
  • Preliminary aquatic ecology assessment and assessment of legislative, permits and approvals implications for a bridge replacement project at Echuca, Victoria and Moama, NSW.