MTV Principal Michael Vincent was part of a small team employed at BHP that successfully delivered an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Daunia Mine. This comprehensive EIS included environmental baseline studies in relation to terrestrial ecology, water, groundwater, soils, community, noise and dust, and traffic.
We supervised fieldwork for the baseline studies and liaised with a range of relevant State and Federal Government agencies to obtain approval for the EIS with just six Coordinator General conditions issued as part of the approval. The Environmental Authority was granted within 21 months of the project’s Initial Advice Statement, which was a considerable achievement given most EIS approval processes take approximately 2-4 years to complete.
Michael supported the Daunia Mine to obtain approvals under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to enable the clearance of endangered Brigalow communities. He also developed successful applications for a Vegetation Offset from the Federal and State governments for activities by the mine at a nearby nature refuge.