We can rapidly assess potential ecological issues to determine the critical matters for you to consider prior to property purchase and/or planning a new development.
Abzeco recommends landowners undertake a rapid due diligence assessment to provide information to assist them in the early stages of project planning. Abzeco uses the information from a due diligence assessment to offer advice on managing bushfire risk and minimizing impacts on flora and fauna, in particular those vegetation communities and plants and animals species protected under legislation. We can also advise on native vegetation offset options if required. Our staff use their detailed working knowledge of local planning laws to work with landowners and land managers to develop timely cost-effective solutions to reduce native vegetation losses and meet native vegetation offset targets.
Due diligence advice can streamline the planning design and approvals process by reducing the requirement to redesign developments, reducing associated time delays and increased costs.
Once plans are finalised, Abzeco can undertake a detailed assessment of the quality and condition of vegetation in line with the Victoria native vegetation regulations. This includes using the ‘Habitat Hectares’ method to calculate native vegetation losses and native vegetation offsets targets for planning permit applications to remove native vegetation.
See Habitat Hectare Assessments for more information.