NRA Environmental Consultants

Email
email/nra)(natres.com.au
Website
www.natres.com.au/
Contact
Jim Davidson
Phone
+61 (0)7 4034 5300
Fax
(61) 7 4034 5301

NRA is a specialised environmental consultancy that assists clients to fulfil their environmental management obligations and gain project approvals. NRA has practical experience in threatened species studies, Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act referrals, project impact assessments and the derivation and implementation of mitigation measures.

We have offices in Townsville and in Cairns and a demonstrated track record of delivering a quality product on time and to budget.

Fields Of Commerce

Consulting
Contracting

Target Industries

Mining: ecological baseline studies
Mine planning
Approval processes and negotiation
Operational impact assessment
Rehabilitation and mine closure

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

Ecology and environmental studies
Water quality
Mine impact assessment
Approvals processes
Rehabilitation

Year Established

1984

Management Team

Tim Anderson, Director
Neil Boland, Director
Ted Tudor, Exec Management Team
Shannon Wetherall, Exec Management Team
Martine Adriaansen, Exec Management Team

Current Export Markets

Papua New Guinea
Indonesia

Target Export Markets

Solomon Islands
South East Asia
East and West Africa

Type Of Export Business Sought

Direct export

Certificate And Quality Approvals

• Certified professionals in erosion and sediment control
• Certified environmental practitioners
• Certified lead environmental auditors
• NRA is committed to providing technically accurate and practical solutions that are responsive to the ecological and social environments.

We operate under a Certified Integrated Management System that is JAS-ANZ accredited to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008, AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 and AS/NZS 4801:2001

Awards

2009 Queensland Winner Sensis Social Responsibility Award

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Company Profile

NRA is a specialised environmental consultancy that assists clients to fulfil their environmental management obligations. Since the company was established over 27 years ago we have invested intensively in the development of specialised environmental assessment and management services.

Our consultants have specialised technical expertise in terrestrial (flora and fauna) and aquatic ecology, water quality management and soil management, particularly in the dry and wet tropics. Our senior professionals have extensive project management experience working routinely with specialists from other fields.

NRA is regularly engaged to undertake major project planning, investigations and project approvals. NRA’s environmental scientists hold advisory and management positions on a range of consultative and environmental management committees. In addition, NRA consultants have practical experience in threatened species studies, EPBC referrals, project impact assessments, derivation of mitigation measures and implementation of these measures. NRA personnel have conducted over 500 flora and fauna surveys across northern Australia and senior scientists are recognised authorities in their respected disciplines.

We have offices in Townsville and in Cairns and a demonstrated track record of delivering a quality product on time and to budget.





Technologies and Capabilities

Technologies & Capabilities:
Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Legislative Compliance, Environmental Management Systems, Site Environmental Management, Auditing, GIS Mapping and Technical Editing, Natural Resource Management, Land Resource Management, Erosion and Sediment Control, Waterways and Wetland Management and Restoration, Land Restoration, Conservation Management Planning, Sustain- ability Studies, Applied Ecology, Fauna and Fauna Habitat Assessment and Management, Threatened Species Management, Vegetation Assessment and Management, Freshwater Ecology and Assessment, Soil Science, Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry, Water quality investigations, Statistics and Biometrics, Monitoring.

Company Background

NRA Environmental Consultants provides direct financial support to local community groups and Australia wide community organisations. Of critical importance is that we supplement this with intellectual support for capacity building within such organisations This contribution was recently recognised when NRA received the Sensis Social Responsibility Award for Queensland in the 2009 Telstra Business Awards.

International Projects

Selected experience in the Papua New Guinea & South East Asia region includes the following.
• PNG Liquefied Natural Gas Project: Flora, fauna and weed clearance surveys
• World Bank: Review of Mining Legislation and policy in the Lao
PDR
• Kelian Equatorial Gold Mine: Environmental and energy audits
• Ok Tedi Mining Ltd: Rehabilitation planning and implementation services, Ethnobotanical surveys, Bige area
• Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement: Sustainability review of current agricultural practices and trends
• Ramu Nickel Highlands - Kurumbukari Mine Site: Rehabilitation research and trials

Australian Projects

NRA provides specialised ecological and environmental services to the mining, defence, infrastructure industry and government sectors. NRA is regularly engaged to undertake major project planning, investigations and project approvals. NRA’s environmental scientists hold advisory and management positions on a range of consultative and environmental management committees.

Green Credentials

ISO 9001 NCS Certified Quality Management System
ISO 14001 NCS Certified Environmental Management System
AS NZS 4801 NCS Certified Management System
JAS-ANZ Accreditation For Worldwide Building Codes
NRA is committed to providing technically accurate and practical solutions that are responsive to the ecological and social environments. We operate under an Integrated Management System that is certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 (Quality), AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 (Environment) and AS/NZS 4801:2001 (Safety).

Our staff selection process ensures that the NRA team comprises only highly qualified scientists, project managers and consultants. Their practical experience and comprehensive knowledge of Government regulations and guidelines, together with a holistic approach to problem solving, ensures that environmental plans and strategies are designed and developed for specific applications.

NRA’s team of professionals have qualifications ranging from Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Science, Applied Science, Ecology and Agricultural Science. NRA staff members are highly trained and certified by a number of environmental institutions and professional agencies such as:

-Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvP)
-Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
-Certified Environmental Auditors (Exemplar Global)
-Australian River Assessment System (AUSRIVAS).

NRA holds permits to undertake the following work:

-Scientific Purposes Permits for nominated National Parks and non-protected areas State-wide (flora and fauna)
-General Fisheries Permit
-Animal Ethics and Scientific Use Permit


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