Our Capability Statement

Mark Rigby & Associates Pty Ltd (MRA) is a well respected and established multidisciplinary environmental consultancy firm based on the Gold Coast. We have provided professional Environmental Management and Environmental Health Services for over 15 years. Our Team is made up of highly motivated and experienced individuals capable of delivering quality service and cost effective environmental management solutions. The company’s Director and Principal, Mark Rigby has 31 years experience in environmental related areas, including a total 16 years in local government with his last 7 years managing Environment Protection for the Gold Coast City Council.

Services

Planning & Approvals

  • All Development Applications, including MCU and OPW
  • Applications for Environmentally Relevant Activities
  • Approval condition negotiation and review
  • Negotiation of Transitional Environmental Programs
  • Operational Works Applications for Vegetation Clearing
  • Assistance with Council and DEHP policy and code responses
  • Coastal Works approvals
  • Rehabilitation Plans
  • Fauna Management Plans
  • Open Space Management Plans
  • Waste Management Plans
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • EPBC Act approvals and referrals

Environmental Management

  • Environmental Management Plans (construction and
    operational phase)
  • Environmental Management Systems (AS/NZS ISO14001:2004) development, implementation and maintenance
  • Environmental Permits and Approvals
  • Risk Assessment and Hazard Assessment
  • Dangerous Goods Management, in particular Flammable & Combustible Liquids Storage
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Documentation and Procedure development, including Site/Activity Based Management Plans
  • Environmental Training
  • Contaminated Land
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Reporting – NPI, NGERS, Carbon footprint assessment

Auditing

  • Compliance with Regulatory Approvals and/or Codes
  • Legislative Compliance audits (local, state and federal)
  • EMS ISO 14001 & gap analysis audits
  • RABQSA Certified Auditors
  • Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • Due Diligence
  • Waste audits
  • Energy audits
  • Site Contamination Assessment
  • Environmental Report Verification

Impact Assessment & Monitoring

  • Air Quality – Dust and Odour
  • Noise
  • Surface Water Quality and MUSIC Modelling
  • Groundwater
  • Acid Sulfate Soils investigations
  • Vegetation and Ecology
  • Monitoring program development, implementation and result interpretation reporting
  • Annual Reports & Returns

Vegetation and Ecological Assessment

  • Flora Surveys
  • Fauna Surveys
  • Biodiversity Assessments
  • Offsets
  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Property maps of Assessable Vegetation (regional ecosystems)

 Professional Memberships

  • Environmental Health Australia (EHA)
  • Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA)
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
  • LocalBuy – pre-approved Environmental Consultant
  • Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA)
  • Australian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA)

Specialties

Key areas of expertise that differentiate MRA from other companies:

  • Multidisciplinary ‘in house’ team of experienced qualified experts and use of highly respected sub consultants
  • Extensive experience project managing the delivery of Environmentally Relevant Activity approvals, in particular for waste management operations and extractive industries.
  • Familiarity and experience with required methodologies for environmental impact assessment, particularly in flora and fauna survey for development assessment, EPBC matters, referrals and offsetting.
  • Wide range of auditing experience across both public and private sector organisations ranging from civil construction, general industry, ERA’s, petroleum and mining operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of practical implementation of planning and environmental legislative requirements.
  • Established relationships with relevant Local Regulatory Authorities.
  • Customer care skills and drive for customer satisfaction.

September 2014


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