Much of our current work revolves around changes to legislation and policy governing irrigation farming. In response to impending changes to floodplain management, we have developed an Approval Gap Analysis Report – an audit of existing farm infrastructure and water use against existing approvals. Useful in its own right, this report is also a very useful tool to guide further farm analysis and applications for new or amended approvals.
Our farm modernisation reports are designed to assist irrigators in applying for government funding under programs such as the Sustaining The Basin Irrigation Farm Modernisation program. In previous funding rounds, we have assisted our clients to secure over significant funding for on-farm projects.
Applications for development frequently require environmental impact assessment as part of the approvals process. We have developed standard format reports that consider all relevant issues, facilitation assessment by the approval authorities. Situations that commonly require some form of environmental impact assessment include designated developments assessed by Council, floodplain developments assessed by the NSW Office of Water and changes of lease purpose assessed by the Western Lands Division of Crown Lands.