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Mount Emerald Wind Farm Project Video

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The Mount Emerald Wind Farm Project is due for completion in December of this year and 4 Elements Consulting has contributed to the best practice environmental management of the difficult project through our Biodiversity Program on the site. Watch our video for some highlights of this amazing story.

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High Road Wind Farm Ecological Surveys – Ratch Australia Pty Ltd

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Detailed assessment of the ecological values at the High Road Wind Farm site.

4 Elements are currently undertaking a detailed assessment of the ecological values at the High Road Wind Farm site near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands.  Targeted assessments of relevant matters of national environmental significance (MNES) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Nature Conservation Act (NCA) are being conducted. The report will include existing information regarding the study area and the surrounding environment and will provide Ratch with valuable information for project planning and the approval process.

Ecological Services Skardon River Bauxite Mine

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Client – Metro Mining August-December 2017

To minimise ecological impacts at the Skardon River Bauxite Mine, 4 Elements provided ecologists and fauna spotters weekly to conduct preclearance habitat assessments and clearance works with contractors to ensure that fauna were retrieved and relocated during the mine clearing operation.

Key services provided:

  • Fauna spotter (terrestrial and marine)
  • Mangrove monitoring assessment
  • Significant species assessment

Mount Emerald Wind Farm

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Client – MEWF Pty Ltd January 2017- Current

4 Elements Consulting implement the Biodiversity Management Program for the Mount Emerald Wind Farm which is building 53 turbines near Walkamin, Far North Queensland. The Northern Quoll Management Plan, Habitat Clearing and Management Plan, Protected Plant Management Plan and Translocation Plan are required to protect nine threatened (EVNT) species located within the vicinity of the MEWF project site.  To date a team of up to 12 biologists have been required on a daily basis to provide preclearance assessment for threatened fauna such as the Northern Quoll and translocate threatened flora from construction areas, to allow works to commence across site. Methods such as collaring and radiotracking have been used in conjunction with detection dogs to ensure that the endangered Northern Quoll is not harmed when located within work areas. The program is a highly coordinated, logistical exercise and requires strong technical and communication skills.


Tropical Water Quality Hub

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4 Elements provided project management and coordination to the NESP Tropical Water Quality Hub (NESP TWQ Hub) for the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre ( The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is a six-year $142.5m research funding initiative of the Commonwealth government, with the TWQ being the largest of six and administered by the RRRC.   The aim of these projects are to provide practical solutions to improve water quality from catchment to coast along the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait.  Mellissa’s role was to provide co-ordination, project management, liaison and synthesis support for delivery of 28 projects.