Southern Cross Environmental began in 2005 offering flora and fauna assessment for small and large scale developments. Working with stakeholders from landowners requiring a single dwelling to State and Commonwealth Agencies on large scale infrastructure projects has given me the skills to help clients design their dreams and gain approval whilst maintaining good environmental outcomes.
Accredited under the NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme (BASS20003), I am able to assist with legislative requirements under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
I am able to assist from the inception of a project to help those planning a project to consider the environmental issues up front. Early environmental planning is essential to ensure a successful project.
However, should I be in the field and you receive an automatic reply, I will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.
Ongoing volunteering on the beautiful Montague Island, near Narooma NSW for surveys of Shearwaters, Penguins and land birds for many years has been a pleasure.
Having previously worked with the Commonwealth Environment Department as a Impact Assessment Officer, and contract roles as a Threatened Species Officer and in Post Approvals, Vanessa has extensive experience with the requirements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Field work includes:
~ assisting University of Melbourne PhD student with habitat characteristics required by herpetofauna n Victorian heathlands
~Baw Baw (Philoria frosti) Frog surveys for the Victorian Department of Primary Industries
~Woodland bird studies with the Canberra Ornithology Group assessing the impact of the Gunghalin Drive extension
~quarterly/annual Flying Fox surveys for the NS
Having been a wildlife carer for nearly 30 years and with ample fauna field work experience , I am skilled with handling reptiles, flying fox (Rabies vaccinated), amphibians and all manner of mammals and birds.
I can provide clients with a preliminary Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to assess the complexity of a proposal; 5-part test or BDAR applications for development submissions to local councils; or Species Impact Statements/EPBC Act Significant Impact Assessments for assessment by State or Federal agencies as required.