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World Environment Day 2019

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / June 5, 2019

 It’s World Environment Day again already. A good time to take a moment to think about what aspect of our environment we appreciate the most. Whether it’s clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, or a beautiful landscape to savour. But as we consider what’s important to us, it’s also a perfect time to…

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Welcome Sam!

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / February 26, 2019

This week, the FVC team has been excited to welcome our new Graduate Botanist, Sam Hall.  Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Conservation Biology with Honours in Botany from the University of Western Australia.  He has practical experience undertaking field surveys for vegetation monitoring programs, targeted conservation-significant flora searches and general flora…

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Welcome Megan!

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / January 22, 2019

The FVC team is delighted to welcome our new Office Administrator, Megan Meadowcroft. Megan joins us from a background predominantly in the building industry, and she has expertise in administration, team and project management, marketing and estimating. Megan has taken over from Nicki Thomson, who has embarked on a new adventure in Melbourne with her…

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2018 FVC End of Year Celebration

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / December 7, 2018

It was great to celebrate the end of another successful year for FVC yesterday, with our staff and many of our sub-consultants.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch, a good catch-up, and for some, a meet and greet, at Old Faithful Bar & BBQ in the city. Thanks again to all of the crew for joining…

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One Year in the Office

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / July 1, 2018

This past week we’ve celebrated a whole year already since we took possession of the FVC office premises. The weeks that followed the property settlement last June involved the full rennovation and fit-out of the ground floor, to the comfortable space we enjoy today. We moved in at the end of August and celebrated a…

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FVC turns 3

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / May 16, 2018

They say that less than 50% of new businesses make it through their first year, and of those that do, around half close their doors within the second year. This week, we are excited to be celebrating Focused Vision Consulting’s 3rd birthday! And we are glad to say that business is better than ever. So…

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Amendments to the Commonwealth Threatened Species List

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / March 13, 2018

Last month, the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy approved the inclusion of 19 species, transfer of 8 species, removal of 2 species and retention of 3 species in their current category in the EPBC Act list of threatened species. Of the 19 newly listed species, 16 are plants, including the Quindanning Spider-orchid (Caladenia…

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The Efficiencies of UAV Application

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / November 10, 2017

This week, we’ve been working on a large site with a focus on updating previous survey results, from many years ago. The task required the team to verify changes in vegetation and its condition over the broadly variable land. An additional challenge was the difficulty in accessing all corners of the site easily, due to…

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Spring Flying By

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / October 19, 2017

It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through spring already! We’re pleased to be about 70% of the way through our field program across fourteen separate trips for ten projects. It’s a busy field season with just a few gaps remaining for last minute projects, and a big reporting program lies ahead.…

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A New (Office) Home for FVC

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / September 8, 2017

It’s now been two weeks since the FVC team moved into our new office premises. We’re all enjoying the newly fitted-out space, and have settled in just in time, before the spring field work rush kicks off. We look forward to celebrating our ‘Office Warming’ with valued clients and colleagues next week, and looking forward…

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