Welcome Adrian!

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / August 20, 2019

This week, we have excitedly welcomed Adrian Barrett as Ecologist/Botanist to the FVC team. He joins us just in time for the busy spring field season, kicking off in less than two weeks. Adrian has more than eight years’ experience undertaking biological and ecological surveys within consulting, conservation and research roles. He has worked as…

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It’s NAIDOC Week!

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / July 8, 2019

It’s NAIDOC week and what a great time to get out and about in our community, celebrating and learning. Also an important time to reflect on this year’s theme: Voice, Treaty Truth and the role that all Australians have to play in honouring these actions.

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Amendments to the EPBC Act list of threatened species and ecological communities

By Kellie Bauer-Simpson / July 7, 2019

On 28 June, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy advised that the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, had amended the list of threatened species and ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.  The amendments include the new listing of 34 species and three ecological communities,…

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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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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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