Recent Projects - Consulting

GIS Mapping of WiFi Hotspots in Queensland

In 2014 a strategic planning consultancy firm, who specialise in the provision of strategic planning and communications services for state tourism organisations and government departments, engaged Natura Pacific to deliver the mapping component of a project they were undertaking. This project involved a desktop audit of WiFi availability along the major drive routes and national …

Paradise Country Wetland Restoration Plan – South East QLD

In 2013 Natura Pacific was commissioned to prepare a Wetland Restoration and Management Plan for a property in the Gold Coast hinterland.  The plan was provided for the purpose of identifying Wetland Environmental Values, within and adjacent to the site and to provide baseline information for a detailed wetland restoration plan. In conducting this project, our …

Weed Management and Threatened Flora Survey – Western Downs QLD

During 2013 to 2014 Natura Pacific were engaged to undertake field vegetation assessments, mapping and reporting as part of the Weed Management Plan and Threatened Flora Survey along easement and access trails for a powerline extension near Roma in Queensland’s Western Downs Region. The areas surveyed was ~100 km long and between 60 to 90 …

Brunei Mangrove Management and Conservation Study in Lubu Forest Area – Brunei Darussalam

In 2013 Natura Pacific were engaged to develop and implement rapid site assessment methodology to assess and classify the condition of mangroves and potential sustainable harvesting practices in the Lubu Forest Area for the purpose of supporting mangrove management into the future. The assessment specifically required the identification, classification and mapping of mangrove vegetation and …

Waterway Health Assessments of Sandy Creek, Loders Creek and Oakey Creek – Gold Coast QLD

Undertaken as three separate projects between 2012 and 2013, a major objective was to provide a waterway health assessment of the current conditions for each catchment.  The condition assessment was implemented to provide baseline monitoring of the catchment under baseflow conditions in both spring and autumn and to provide a reference point in order to …

Seagrass Health and Abundance Study – South East QLD

The Seagrass Health and Abundance Study was undertaken by Natura Pacific in 2012 to develop a comprehensive Seagrass Monitoring Program for the catchments of the Gold Coast. This study utilised cost effective methods and provided an improved understanding of seagrass habitats in the Gold Coast local government area. The project also provided government and technical officers …

Coomera River Processes Study – Gold Coast QLD

Conducted in 2011, this river processes study involved implementing a rapid site assessment methodology to assess riparian and mangrove vegetation structure and condition of the Coomera River. Specific consideration was given to structural layers, presence of anthropogenic influence, weed incursion, habitat value and bank erosion. A series of detailed vegetation maps and classification descriptions were …

Brunei-Maura District Plan Natural Environment Strategy – Brunei

In 2011 Natura Pacific were engaged to develop a natural environment strategy and assess and classify Environmental Values (EVs) in the Brunei Maura District. The assessment specifically required the identification, classification, mapping and development of a series of recommendations and management actions to protect EVs. This included assessments of water quality, riparian vegetation, stream banks, …

South Stradbroke Island Nature-based Recreation Strategy – South East QLD

This strategy was developed by Natura Pacific in 2010 to balance the demands for nature-based recreation and tourism on South Stradbroke Island, within an ecologically sustainable management framework. Firstly, ecological values were identified, highlighted and mapped. Policies, strategies and management guidelines were then developed and incorporated into the decision making process with regards to zoning …

Regional Recreational Use Assessment – Brisbane QLD

During 2009 Natura Pacific was engaged to undertake a desktop recreational use assessment of seven of Brisbane City’s Regional Parklands. This project required the Natura Consulting team to map ecological values and provide an appropriate onsite methodology for assessing the ecological impacts from future proposed recreational activities such as mountain bike riding.  During this project, Natura …

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