QGC is serious about our environmental duty of care. Environmental obligations and commitments are considered at all stages from desktop planning, construction through to decommissioning and rehabilitation.
Before construction, a detailed environmental planning process is undertaken. We use mapped data and ground truth to make informed decisions about where to locate infrastructure so as to minimise harm and promote ecologically sound practices whilst meeting our projects' needs.
A desktop study reviews the publicly available mapping data to conceptually locate the planned infrastructure. This desktop study aims to avoid the identifiable high-value environmental constraints, such as wetlands, watercourses, and environmentally sensitive areas identified in the conditions of relevant Environmental Authority.
A trained ecologist surveys the ground truth for the proposed infrastructure locations. This field survey proposes the infrastructure location in areas of least concern and ultimately helps to protect and promote areas of significant environmental significance.
Our ecologists are trained to identify significant vegetation and protected plants as well as potential fauna habitats.
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