Planning and Assessment

Managing the balance between environment and business objectives

Advitech’s environment team provides strategic and technical input to the planning process through the delivery of planning and environmental assessment services for development projects, along with statutory and planning advice.

Our experience extends to projects of any scale, from major state projects, public infrastructure developments, local or designated development, to housing and industrial estates. Our planning and development team includes technical staff with skills in ecology, Aboriginal and historic heritage, air quality, acoustics (noise and vibration), waste management, community consultation and social impact assessment.

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Biodiversity Assessments


Advitech’s ecologists have extensive experience in delivering ecological management plans that satisfy development and planning requirements, including regulations relating to threatened flora, asset protection zoning, fauna mitigation, koala habitat management, nest-box management, vegetation management and rehabilitation and restoration of habitat.

  • M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade: Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive intersection
  • New England Highway Upgrade: Belford to the Golden Highway
  • Management plan for Maundia triglochinoides for Port Stephens Council
  • Drainage infrastructure works at Mount Pleasant
  • Cobb Highway Upgrade works between Ivanhoe and Wilcannia
  • Two Hunter Valley bridges, including microbat management plans and annual monitoring
  • Byron Bay Hospital
  • Rural subdivision at Charlotte Bay
  • Various dwellings at Pokolbin, Smiths Lake, Mulbring, Seal Rocks, Ellalong
  • Cessnock and Kariong Correctional Facilities

Heritage and Archaeology

Advitech provides a full range of Aboriginal and historic heritage services. Our experienced team of qualified archaeologists and heritage specialists has a strong understanding of the relevant State and Federal legislation in both Aboriginal and historic heritage, as well as the necessary project management and community consultation skills to ensure projects run efficiently and to budget. Our team is highly experienced in organising and running archaeological field works of any scale. We provide high quality reports, documentation and assessments that meet best archaeological standards, as well as legislative requirements.

  • Aboriginal and historic heritage management for the construction phase of the Hunter Expressway Project, NSW, including community consultation, archaeological surveys, salvage excavations, due diligence reports and heritage significance assessments.
  • Aboriginal and Historic archaeology for a number of major mines in NSW including Heritage Management Plans (Aboriginal and Historic), archaeological surveys, heritage assessments, community consultation and archival recording of historic heritage items.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for local councils including site survey, excavation, community consultation, AHIP application and site card registration.
  • Heritage significance and Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment for the NSW Road and Maritime Services.

Acoustics - Noise and Vibration

Advitech’s industry leading acoustics specialists have extensive knowledge in noise and vibration, offering services including noise impact assessment, noise modelling, noise and vibration monitoring and more. Further information is provided on our Acoustics page.

Air Quality and Odour

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Advitech’s air quality specialists offer comprehensive assessments of the impacts of industrial, manufacturing and mine sites and compilation of the necessary documents for submission to consent. Services include air quality impact assessments, air dispersion modelling, ambient air quality monitoring, and greenhouse gas management. Advitech can prepare project-specific emissions inventories as well as predict environmental impacts of air pollutants and toxins. We conduct both attended and unattended ambient air quality monitoring for particulates, air toxins and odour using a range of instruments including high-volume air samplers, tapered element oscillating microbalance units, multigas monitors, depositional dust gauges, and DustTrak. Advitech’s approach allows clients to proactively manage their environmental obligations and maintain strong community relations.

  • Air and odour impact assessments for a proposed waste management facility.
  • Odour and air quality impact assessments and greenhouse gas assessment for a composting facility.
  • Air and odour modelling across multiple sites for a proposed foundry upgrade expansion project.
  • Air and odour assessment of intensive agriculture facilities.
  • Mine site reclaim tunnels ventilation assessments for multiple coal operations.
  • Dust deposition analysis for numerous coal mines.
  • Real-time air quality monitoring for numerous mine sites across NSW and QLD.