Ecobalance prepared a flora and fauna assessment and vegetation managment report (F&FA/VMR) to support a proposed development on South Stradbroke Island. The proposed impact assessable material change of use development involves the demolition of an exisiting single storey dwelling and re-establishment of a contemporary single detached dwelling.
Ecobalance undertook an assessment and report inclusive of the following:
Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping of trees included: tree height, tree species, canopy spread, general health and weed species present on site A rapid fauna assessment also was undertaken to determine the sites specific fauna values. The data shows that the trees within the proposed development foot print meets the assessable criteria, prescribed under the relevant vegetation management development code. This area also contributes significantly to local habitat complexity and flora diversity and provided adequate refuge for any animals dispersed during vegetation removal. A number of specific management actions were proposed for minimising impacts to flora and fauna from the proposed development.