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  • Revised Koala Regulations and how they will affect you...

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    On the 7th February 2020, the South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy was adopted. This Strategy has included the adoption of widespread Koala Habitat Areas, which is based on Remnant and Regrowth Vegetation listed as Essential Habitat for the koala. The second and more significant category that has been introduced is the Koala Priority Areas which includes more than 500,000ha of koala bushland and potential habitat areas in SEQ. These areas include the former ‘Koala Assessable Development Areas’ and ‘Priority Koala Assessable Development Areas’, as well as additional land considered to be high priority for koala conservation.

    The clearing of Koala Habitat Areas for development within Koala Priority Areas is prohibited under the new Strategy. Where development is located within a Koala Priority Area but does not propose clearing of Koala Habitat, other conservation outcomes may be required (such as habitat restoration or fauna passage requirements).

    Developments that are outside of the Koala Priority Areas and are proposing to clear mapped Koala Habitat will need to address the “avoid, minimise, offset” framework identified by the Queensland Environmental Offsets Policy. This policy requires that development first and foremost avoids impacts on mapped Koala Habitat. Where it can be demonstrated that impacts are unable to be completely avoided but have been minimised, an offset may be accepted by DES to facilitate the development. Offsets can be delivered by the proponent through land protection and restoration or a financial settlement. Where a financial settlement offset is agreed upon by the applicant and assessing agency, the calculation uses the existing DES method which is capped at $230,000 per hectare of Koala Habitat impacted.

    These new regulations do not apply to applications that were lodged or approved prior to 7th February 2020, and do not apply to Priority Development Areas.

    Burchills can help you determine if Koala Priority Areas and / or Koala Habitat is mapped on your property, and how this mapping may affect future development.

    If you need any assistance with your development please contact:
    Kaidon Anderson, Environmental Scientist on P: 5509 6400 or M: 0400 482 452 
    E:kaidon.anderson@burchills.com.au

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  • Burchills Brisbane Office Opens

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    Managing Director Steve Coote has announced that Burchills Engineering Solutions’ new Brisbane office will open in Eagle Street, Brisbane on Monday 3rd February 2020. The office will be led by Brisbane local, David Williams, a Civil Engineer with 17 years’ experience servicing the Brisbane urban and property market.

    “Opening the Eagle Street office in Brisbane is a logical and exciting step for Burchills. It allows our team to be based closer to our existing Brisbane clients, partners and projects, benefiting clients by enhancing our ability to service and deliver projects throughout the Brisbane region”, says Steve. Burchills, a 40 person multi-discipline engineering and environmental consultancy team, is currently delivering urban and infrastructure projects in and around Brisbane including Narangba Heights, The Village at Jimboomba, Palm Lake Beachmere, Wynnum Road Upgrade, Indooroopilly Golf Course, Aspect Estate Karalee, Wamuran to Woodford and Yarrabilba rail trails along with many other projects in Logan Reserve, Park Ridge, Ipswich and Moreton.

    A Brisbane office makes even more sense for Burchills when you consider that the Greater Brisbane LGA’s of Brisbane, Moreton, Redland, Logan, and Ipswich are some of the fastest growing in the country and will accommodate much of South East Qld’s population growth. Burchills are positioning to be a “go to” consultant for the growth opportunities shaping the region over the next 40 years. Brisbane Manager David Williams says “With Burchills SEQ experience and multi-discipline capabilities, we are now offering Brisbane clients a genuine quality local consultant for their projects. We are keen to help add value where it is most needed, from site evaluations, feasibilities, project reviews, through to full design and construction services”.

    For more information or for assistance with your project needs please contact or make an appointment:
    David Williams, Brisbane Manager M: 0409 935 884 E:david.williams@burchills.com.au
    Steve Coote, Managing Director M: 0412 148428 E:steve.coote@burchills.com.au

    Brisbane Office Details Level 14, 167 Eagle St, Brisbane PO Box 83, Brisbane QLD 4000 Ph: 07 3607 6332

    About Burchills Engineering Solutions
    Established on the Gold Coast in 1974, Burchills Engineering Solutions provides Civil, Water, Structural, Traffic, Environmental engineering and scientific services to the SEQ and Northern NSW urban and infrastructure sectors. Visit our website www.burchills.com.au

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  • We are enhancing our project delivery capabilities!

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    We are pleased to announce some exciting elevations to the senior ranks of the Burchills team. We have increased our project delivery capability which will help fulfil our purpose of making life easier and more rewarding for those creating great places of the future. 

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  • Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The team at Burchills are so excited to be part of the fantastic team of professionals shaping the design for the Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction. The Broadwater Parklands in Southport is one of the most visted locations on the Gold Coast and to be part of a project that will be loved by all makes us feel extremely proud.

     

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  • Burchills takes out prestigious Gold Coast Business Award

    Thursday, July 04, 2019

    The team at Burchills have proudly taken out the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for Professions & Business Services for June 2019, for the second year running. Well done to the entire team for your continued hardwork and dedication!

    We are honoured to have been recognised for our contribution to the Gold Coast community and look forward to later in the year when all monthly winners from each business category vie for the annual awards, including the coveted Gold Coast Business of the Year, to be awarded at a gala event in November.

    The awards' major sponsors include Ramsden Lawyers, Study Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Regional Development Australia Gold Coast, Choice Homes, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University, Gold Coast Airport and WeVideoPromos.

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  • Narangba Heights - Achieving the Impossible!

    Monday, April 01, 2019

    When a prominent Queensland developer went looking for regular shaped flat development sites with views in his prized Brisbane northside estate, he encountered one problem, the site itself seemed to lack commercial potential. Fast forward..... now we see a new and improved development layout with 978 highly valued and saleable rectangular shaped flat lots. A whopping 327 additional lots with an associated extra sales revenue of some $90m but how did we do this....

    Click HERE to find out how our experienced team were able to achieve this outstanding result!

     

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  • Project Update - Chambers Flat Road, Logan

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Today we are looking around our project at Chambers Flat Road, checking the progress and making sure everything is running along smoothly and on schedule.

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  • Take a look around the Burchills office

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Join us for a look around the Burchills office!

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  • Burchills takes out prestigious award

    Wednesday, July 04, 2018

    The team at Burchills have proudly taken out the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for Professions & Business Services. Well done to the entire team!

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  • Burchills are ready for the Games - What you need to know...

    Friday, March 16, 2018

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