I am a dynamic lead environmental/bushfire consultant and manager. Initially trained as an ecologist, I gained invaluable experience in fire ecology, flora and fauna surveys and environmental impact assessment. Since being involved in the industry, my skills have diversified to include facilitating complex environmental approvals, bushfire management planning and team management and I have held senior roles including State Manager, Lead Ecologist and Lead Bushfire Consultant.
I also possess well-developed project management skills and have managed over 150 urban development and infrastructure projects throughout Australia where I was responsible for undertaking field investigations, managing sub-consultants and providing advice regarding bushfire and environmental approvals. I am also an accredited Level 3 Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) practitioner with experience in Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments, preparation of Bushfire Management Plans, Bushfire Risk Assessments and providing expert advice at Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) meetings and State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) hearings.
My experience in environmental approvals and bushfire planning, particularly in the land development sector allow me to provide accurate, pragmatic advice regarding opportunities and constraints, and develop innovative solutions to facilitate development in potentially problematic areas.
Experience practicing in:
- Ecological surveys
- Bushfire assessment and management plans
- Environmental impact assessment
- Native Vegetation Clearing Permit applications
- Strategic environmental approvals advice
- Drone survey
- EPBC Act referrals
- Regulator engagement and liaison
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BSc. Hons. (Environmental Biology) - Curtin University - 2011
Grad. Dip. Bushfire Protection - University of Western Sydney - 2020