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Chris Cantwell to present at the 2019 QELA Conference

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Chris is the Principal Environmental Planner with 28 South Environmental.  Chris is a qualified environmental planner and environmental scientist (from Griffith University in Brisbane) and a Certified Environmental Practitioner, with 13 years of experience in obtaining approvals for large infrastructure projects, including renewable energy projects in Queensland.

A specialist in renewable energies, Chris will present a session titled “The role of planning and environmental policy in wind farm investment in Queensland.” Join Chris in a discussion on the alternative energy solutions and how this works with planning policy.

You can download the conference program here – 2019 QELA Conference Program.

Welcome to new team members

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Ecologist, Rebecca Freese joined us in March 2018. Rebecca has five years of experience in the consultancy and habitat restoration space. Rebecca is managing a range of projects and providing valuable support on some of our more complex projects.

Graduate Ecologist, Pia Schoenefuss joined us in May 2018. Pia is assisting with project management and field survey while completing her honour thesis.

Koala Regulation in South East Queensland

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In September 2017, the Queensland Koala Expert Panel released its report – A new direction for the conservation of koalas in Queensland. The report followed a 12-month review of the effectiveness of the State Government’s approach to koala conservation in South East Queensland.

Based on this work, the Panel identified the most effective and realistic ways to ensure a reversal of koala decline in the region, and strategies to ensure the species long-term persistence. The panel outlined six broad recommendations, all of which were accepted or supported in-principle by the State.

In early May 2018, after release of the State’s response to the expert panel’s recommendations, we were asked to advise industry groups on likely implications for urban residential development in the region.

Click here to download a copy of our briefing.