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Our team conducts robust environmental impact assessments and environmental management plans to deliver development consents, on time and within budget.

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Our recognised environmental experts have a detailed understanding of environmental legislation and approvals processes, as well as solid reputations and relationships with key regulators.

Environment team
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Neville Hattingh
CEO & Founder
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Darren Green
Executive Director | Environment Management & Compliance
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Luke Farrell
Principal Environmental Scientist
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Mark Roberts
Principal Environmental Scientist
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Jacob Vickers
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Impact Assessment

Our team of industry-leading consultants will navigate your development through the complex approval process. We are committed to creating lasting community benefit through the delivery of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and obtaining approvals and permits. Our clients benefit from our extensive local experience working with complex environmental challenges on major projects.

Element has worked tirelessly to create strong relationships and build a reputation with regulators, with our high quality documentation and reports. Our focus is on delivering tailored and strategic approaches to approvals designed to maximise opportunities, minimise risks, streamline decision making and ensure positive project outcomes every time.

Environmental Management

We offer a broad range of environmental management services to help our clients develop projects, enhance performance, while managing risks and impacts. We have earned a reputation for excellence by offering practical and innovative solutions to all levels of government authorities, public and private organisations.

Element can provide the full spectrum of environmental management services to assist you to make informed decisions about your business and environmental risks, and to develop risk management strategies. We have qualified environmental scientists with extensive experience in the assessment, identification, and management of environmental issues.

Element removes the internal burden and becomes your ally in providing environmental management and ongoing advice on mid-construction and post-approval decisions. We are there to see you through the entire lifecycle of your project.


Our services.

Planning and environmental feasibility studies

  • Spatial data analysis using geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Constraints and opportunities analysis
  • Land options analysis
  • Project optimisation
  • Planning approval pathway analysis

Planning and environmental risk assessment and consultation

  • Identify planning, environmental and social risks to successful project delivery
  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders and communities to understand their concerns
  • Develop robust solutions to project risks
  • Facilitate planning and environmental risk workshops

Scoping studies

  • Define projects environmental and social footprint
  • Identify and scope required technical studies
  • Prepare scoping reports
  • Facilitate pre-DA meetings

Environmental impact assessments

  • Preliminary Environmental Investigations (PEI)
  • Statements of Environmental Effects (SEE)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
  • Response to submissions
  • Modifications to development consents
  • Engage and manage technical specialists
  • Negotiate conditions of consent
  • Commonwealth EPBC Act referrals

Environmental management and construction approvals

  • Construction and operational Environmental Management Plans
  • Construction and operational approvals
  • Environment Protection Licences (EPL)

Compliance and environmental audits

  • Onsite environmental management services including environmental representatives
  • Out of hours work applications
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Consistency assessments
  • Modifications to consents/applications for new site activities
  • Internal compliance audits and independent environmental audits
  • Annual compliance reporting/annual environmental management reports
  • EPL annual returns
  • Verification reporting 
  • Environmental training
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What we do.

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Identify risks up-front

to understand planning and environment constraints and develop robust solutions

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Deliver streamlined approvals

through our commitment to excellence and reputation with regulators

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Reduce project costs and delays

through experienced project leaders and project managers

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Support your wellbeing

by providing bold and expert advice that you can trust and being responsive to your needs

Download the Environmental Capability Statement
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element’s projects

View our recent environmental projects.

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