Environment

The technical assessment stage will include research into the environment of the site.

Groundwater

Bore holes will be dug to install monitoring wells on site to help measure groundwater levels and flow. Once the bore holes are removed, any disturbed surface will be remediated to its pre-disturbed condition.

Groundwater quality will be assessed by specialists who collect samples from the monitoring wells. The frequency of ongoing sample collection will be determined after the initial results of field work.

Surface water

This work will involve doing surveys to identify the surface water environment on the site, including the types and flows of any rivers or creeks, landforms and flooding conditions. Specialists will collect water samples understand water quality.

Flora and Fauna

This work will involve recording information about habitats and vegetation, as well as identifying any potential rare or threatened species on the site. These studies may be done during the day and night to ensure nocturnal animals are identified.