The QLD Department of Education and Training required the preparation of an Ecological Management Plan (EMP) for the Coomera Springs State School. This EMP specifically aims to develop management guidelines that address the site’s ecological restoration and recycling requirements.
Ecobalance was engaged to prepare an Ecological Management Plan (EMP). The ecological restoration objectives for this EMP were to:
The recycling (construction phase) objectives of this EMP were to:
Three different restoration treatments located on the northern school boundary to the west of the development area were proposed as part of this restoration strategy to enhance the adjoining natural area remnant. In addition, a compensatory Koala tree planting area was proposed (in accordance with the Koala Conservation Self-Assessment and Management Plan, DERM, 2012) for the area between the development footprint and Zone 1. The recycling Plan objectives (construction phase) for the Coomera Springs State School included:
Ensures practical and cost-effective opportunities for recycling and reuse of construction materials.