Native Habitat Restoration – Maclaines Ck

Maclaines Creek Bridge

Client:  Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources

Environmental assessment and advice was provided to the Department during the design and construction phases of the Maclaines Creek Bridge with respect to the threatened plant species Lepidium hyssopifolium found in the area.

Key Issues included earthworks erosion and silted runoff, approvals for threatened plant species removal and habitat reestablishment and replanting.

Project components included the coordination of specialist subconsultants and the preparation of documentation for referrals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and a Permit to take Threatened Species under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act. 

Land Rehabilitation and Landscaping Plans were prepared to reestablish the threatened species Lepidium hyssopifolium through seed collection, propagation, habitat establishment and replanting.

Routine audits of activities were conducted during the construction phase to address site issues as they arose.

Issues included the establishment of a temporary creek crossing to preserve the sensitive estuarine environment, discovery of threatened species during construction and assessment of the potential for damage to threatened aquatic plants.