Environmental Approvals & Mine Support

Environmental Approvals MWHMWH aims to assist our clients with all aspects of the environmental approvals process, required to successfully commence the development and delivery of their projects. We have a highly experienced team available to develop and manage environmental approvals, from project management through to execution and technical delivery. The Approvals team at MWH provides comprehensive and well planned approvals services. Work is conducted by our highly qualified and competent team, with many combined years of experience in approvals processes and regulatory requirements at a State and Commonwealth level.

Our skills cover a wide range of expertise relating to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), coordination of baseline assessments and regulator liaison, as well as the preparation of documentation for mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, Defence, private sector, local government, rangelands and utilities projects.

MWH supports clients throughout the approvals process by ensuring they gain an understanding of the State and Commonwealth approvals processes, and key tasks required in order gain projects approvals, through to providing secondary approvals such as Mining Proposals, Works Approval, Licences and Clearing Permit applications.

We work with our clients to ensure that all approvals management strategies are well informed, are on time and are cost effective; we have built a reputation for quality environmental consulting, based on integrity and reliability.

Mine Support MWHThe Mine Support Group provides comprehensive and systematic environmental support services for clients seeking environmental compliance and best practice. Our highly qualified and competent team has many years of on the ground experience in environmental management and regulatory requirements at a State, Commonwealth and International level.

The Mine Support Group can provide clients with various services including preparation and submission of compliance reports, mine site environmental audits, establishment of Environmental Management Systems and provision of Environmental Officers for short or long-term contracts. Team members have a diverse range of skills and substantial combined experience in environmental management within the mining, gas and private sectors.

All team members are qualified as Lead Auditors for RABQSA, AU, TL, OH, QM, EM.

Environmental Approvals Capabilities & Recent Experience
Our Capabilities:
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986 referrals and documentation
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 referrals and documentation
  • Environmental scoping documents
  • Mining proposals under the WA Mining Act 1978
  • Programs for environment protection and rehabilitation under the SA Mining Act 1971
  • Clearing permit applications
  • Works approval and licence applications
  • Licence to take water applications
  • Program of Works applications
  • Environment plans for oil and gas
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • EIA, EIS and PERs in SA, NT, QLD and NSW
Technical Support
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Project management
  • Baseline survey procurement and coordination
  • Risk assessment
  • Regulator liaison
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Response to public and regulatory submissions
Recent Experience:
  • Great Southern – PER for a sulphide polymetallic mine. Managed or undertook all aspects of Great Southern environmental impact assessment, including lead toxicology studies.
  • Western Australia – Numerous clearing approvals undertaken according to regulatory requirements under their memorandum of understanding with DPAW.
Due Diligence:
  • Murchison – Due Diligence for mid tier gold company for merging and takeover of assets.
Strategic Advice:
  • Kimberley – Identified potential environmental issues associated with the development of rare earth prospects in a sensitive environment.
State & Commonwealth Approvals:
  • Great Southern – Works Approvals for a magnetite mine, port and desalination plant.
  • Midwest – Development of Mining Proposal, Works Approval and Clearing Permit for Ramelius Resources’ Western Queen Gold Mine.
Mine Support Capabilities and Recent Experience
Our Capabilities:
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Annual Environmental Reports
  • Native Vegetation Clearing Permits
  • Internal Environmental Procedures
  • Program of Works applications
  • Compliance audit reports
  • Development and maintenance of Environmental Management systems (EMS)
  • On-site and project support
  • Site audits and inspections for compliance, systems and due diligence
  • Supervision and coordination of contractors (for programs such as drilling, clearing or sampling)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Regulator liaison
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Co-ordination of National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) and greenhouse reporting (NGERS)
  • Environmental training and awareness program implementation
  • Environmental compliance monitoring
  • Groundwater and surface water monitoring
Recent Experience:
  • Roy Hill Ore Ltd. – Development of EMP and procedures for production borefield development; Environmental Officer; Supervision and co-ordination of contractors
  • Atlas Iron Ltd – Environmental Officer support (on site and off site); Annual Environmental Reporting; Environmental Compliance Audit – Ministerial Statement
  • Lynas Corporation Ltd – Environmental Officer support (on site and off site); Setup, development and maitenance of EMS in accordance with ISO standards; Annual Environmental Reporting; Compliance Audit
  • Doray Minerals Ltd. – Environmental Officer support (on site and off site); Groundwater Monitoring in accordance with Australian/New Zealand AS/NZ Standards; EMS Development EO on-site

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