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February 16, 2024

Sustainable Development Harmony: Monitoring the Northern Quoll at the Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Our 5-year Northern Quoll Monitoring Program, conducted in conjunction with the Mount Emerald Wind Farm (MEWF) energy project, has successfully concluded its final round of surveys. The primary aim of…
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December 6, 2023

Nocturnal Navigators – Uncovering the Secret Lives of Bats

As nocturnal hunters, bats use sound instead of sight to catch their prey, using echolocation to detect even the smallest insect in complete darkness. Echolocation relies on clicks produced by…
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November 15, 2023

Fauna Surveys Out West: Unveiling the Hidden Treasures

The team at 4 Elements Consulting have recently completed a recent round of general fauna surveys to the arid landscapes a few hours west of Cairns. Armed with a diverse…
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November 7, 2023

Moths of North Queensland – A few endemic oddities

It is no secret that here in North Queensland we are lucky to be surrounded by a myriad of diverse flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. Moths…
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October 26, 2023

Leading the Wave of Change – Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 2023

Ecologist Vilda recently attended the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) annual conference 2023 in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The conference, themed "Leading the Wave of Change - Aratakina te…
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October 18, 2023

4 Elements Consulting discovers new population of endangered orchid

During recent flora surveys, 4 Elements ecologists were delighted to find a thriving population of a very special plant, the swamp orchid (Phaius australis). Swamp orchids are listed as Endangered…
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September 20, 2023

Fauna Surveys: Paving the Way for Responsible Land Development

Far North Queensland's rich biodiversity continues to astonish us as we delve deeper into the heart of this stunning region. Over the past few months, our team of dedicated ecologists has…
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April 28, 2023

Bird surveys out west

The team have just returned from a week of bird surveys near Undara, recording several interesting species. Most of the area surveyed is dominated by basalt soil and savannah woodland,…
February 27, 2023

Mount Emerald comes to life

After consecutive dry years, a wet start to the rainy season has caused an explosion of life at Mount Emerald. Several eucalypt species including the gympie messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana) and…
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January 5, 2023

Wet & Wild Out West – Putting the team’s recovery skills to the test

Last week the team embarked on a reconnaissance mission out west, where a deluge of rain turned our field site (a large cattle property) into a quagmire. Black soil and…
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December 1, 2022

Targeted wildlife surveys in North East Queensland

The team has been on site for the past few weeks conducting targeted wildlife surveys on a previously unsurveyed cattle property. After reconnaissance missions revealed potential habitat for several vulnerable…
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September 27, 2022

Water testing at Cape Flattery

4 Elements Consulting was recently contracted by Metallica Minerals to monitor water quality at a potential future silica sand mine at Cape Flattery, Cape York to establish baseline water quality.…
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September 2, 2022

The National Biodiversity Offsets Conference 2022

Ecologist Matt recently attended the National Biodiversity Offsets Conference in Canberra, hosted by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. The EIANZ hosted the first national conference on biodiversity…
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August 12, 2022

Queensland channel country comes to life

Ecologist Pat was in the Winton area last week, where recent rain has caused an explosion of life. The arid Australian environment oscillates between spectacular boom periods, when high rainfall…
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July 28, 2022

Koalas listed as Endangered

Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are an Australian icon. They hold a special place in the Australian psyche and are deeply woven into indigenous culture. They were once common all along the…
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July 13, 2022

New listing for the greater glider

In 2021, evidence was published in the prestigious journal Nature suggesting that the greater glider (Petauroides volans) was in fact three distinct species – the southern greater glider, the central…
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July 5, 2022

Significant impact guidelines for the endangered southern cassowary

  The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) is listed as endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC ACT 1999). It is also a listed value of the…
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June 17, 2022

Threatened flora translocation – Dendrobium fellowsii

4 Elements Consulting recently completed a successful translocation of the epiphytic orchid Dendrobium fellowsii. This species, which is listed as Vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, was detected during…
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June 16, 2022

4 Elements Consulting offers Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Services

4 Elements Consulting offers Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capabilities that can be tailored to a client or projects needs. Being able to capture high resolution aerial imagery and produce orthomosaic…
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June 16, 2022

Tropical lowland rainforest reclassified as a threatened ecological community

Tropical lowland rainforest was recently classified as a threatened ecological community (TEC) at the federal level and is currently listed as endangered under the EPBC Act. This classification has the…
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May 17, 2022

Vegetation assessments for Mt Emerald Wind farm offset site (2018-present)

To offset any impacts to threatened flora as a result of construction of the Mt Emerald Wind Farm, an adjacent property was purchased and established as a nature refuge in…
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March 29, 2022

April/May 2021 Springvale Station Nature Reserve weed survey

4 Elements Consulting undertook a comprehensive weed survey across the Springvale Station Nature Refuge. With the use of Qld government soil/vegetation maps and rapid vegetation community assessments, patterns of weed…
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March 29, 2022

Yarrabah Jetty Project- 2021

4 Elements consulting provided environmental project management and auditing services to the Yarrabah Jetty Project throughout its construction in 2021. During the project, an environmental officer carried out environmental inductions…
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March 29, 2022

Mt Fox Energy Park – 2021-present

Four Elements Consulting has been engaged by Mt Fox Energy Park to undertake baseline ecological surveys across the proposed wind farm alignment. These works were designed to comply with Module 23 of the State…
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March 28, 2022

Mount Emerald Wind Farm – 2017-present

4 Elements consulting has been implementing the biodiversity management program for the Mt Emerald wind farm since its inception in 2017. This encompasses both the construction and operational phases of…
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May 14, 2020

Aquatic plant surveys near South Molle Island

4 Elements consultants carried out a detailed marine plant assessment near South Molle Island in 2019. Our staff carried out field surveys for all aquatic flora on the site, mapping…
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April 20, 2020

Fauna Surveys with Cape York Rangers

4 Elements consulting ecologists worked alongside the Normanby Rangers on Balnggarrawarra country to carry out the first systematic fauna survey of Normanby Station. These records provide a baseline for the…
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March 14, 2020

Smithfield Bypass Development Fauna Spotter Catcher Services

4 Elements consulting staff carried out fauna spotter activities for the new Smithfield Bypass development in 2019 during dewatering operations. Staff carried out weed surveys to prevent spread during development…
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February 21, 2020

Threatened flora surveys for proposed development site in Ravenshoe, Queensland

4 Elements botanists carried out a protected plant survey in Ravenshoe, Queensland in early 2020 on a proposed development site. The study identified key listed flora species on the site,…
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January 14, 2020

Threatened Species Surveys: Magnificent Broodfrog and Greater Glider

4 Elements Consulting carried out research on two threatened species on the proposed High Roads Wind Farm site. The first was a bioacoustics study of Magnificent broodfrog using BARs to…
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August 26, 2019

Exciting developments in the propagation of the EPBC listed Critically Endangered Purple-flowered Wattle (Acacia purpureopetala)

4 Elements Consulting has undertaken a propagation trial of the Purple-flowered Wattle. This species has had very limited success in previous propagation efforts although the team, led by Ryan Hughes,…
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May 28, 2019

Bioacoustic surveys and monitoring

Bioacoustic surveys and monitoring JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJjb250YWN0LXVzJTIyJTNFJTBBJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF Acoustic Remote Sensing of Wildlife 4 Elements Consulting provides bioacoustic surveys and monitoring of any species which vocalise in both Australia and overseas. We provide…
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August 24, 2018

Greater Glider Fauna surveys conducted in Cairns Region

Photo: Vanessa and Chris Ryan   The greater glider Petauroides Volans is the largest of Australia’s gliding possums, living in a variety of eucalyptus forests primarily along the east coast of…
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August 7, 2018

Fauna Surveys of the Magnificent Broodfrog in the Cairns region

The magnificent broodfrog (Pseudophryne covacevichae) is a small frog (up to 28 mm in length), which exhibits magnificent colouration - bright yellow patches on its upper forearm, and back and marbling of…
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April 4, 2018

Mount Emerald Wind Farm Project Video

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…
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March 8, 2018

Our Introduction video – Environmental Consultants

Check out our introduction video that highlights our services at 4 Elements Consulting. https://youtu.be/yb9e4txLBGY If you would like to contact us about your next project, click the button below.
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February 7, 2018

High Road Wind Farm Ecological Surveys – Ratch Australia Pty Ltd

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…
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February 6, 2018

Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) den with juveniles in Far North Queensland, Australia

Female Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) with her juveniles in Far North Queensland   In the above clip an obliging female Northern Quoll dubbed #35 can be seen outside one of…
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February 4, 2018

Ecological Services Skardon River Bauxite Mine

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…
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February 1, 2018

Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) Release

Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) Release in Far North Queensland      During construction phase on the MEWF Project, the Northern Quoll population was monitored on site. An initial intensive…
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January 29, 2018

4 Elements Consulting New Website launch

Welcome to the brand new 4 Elements Consulting website. We are very excited to launch our new, modern and easy to navigate website. If you have any questions, please contact…
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January 8, 2018

Mount Emerald Wind Farm

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…
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December 8, 2017

Tropical Water Quality Hub

4 Elements provided project management and coordination to the NESP Tropical Water Quality Hub (NESP TWQ Hub) for the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (rrrc.org.au). The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is…


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