About Us

Commercial Environmental Contractors Brisbane & Gold Coast

Our mission is to bring innovation, inspiration and relentlessly deliver the ultimate outcomes in environmental services for each client we work with. We are passionate about our people, partnerships and performance and are constantly expanding our skill sets.

Established in 2014, Total Environmental Concepts has been headed by a passionate team of sustainability and environmental contractors. With over 40 years of experience in the landscaping and environmental industries, our contractors have a track record of success on the projects we have worked on.

Our specialty is in the maintenance, management and sustainability needs of large-scale or commercial projects in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Northern NSW.

Our Partners

We are partnered with and affiliated with a range of organisations and government bodies and have worked in partnership with:

  • Councils
  • Local Government departments
  • Property developers
  • Landscapers & landscape architects
  • Other environmental service providers
  • And many more
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redland council environmental services
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife rehabilitation

Our Chief Environmental Contractors

Peter Sands Total Environmental Concepts

Peter Sands


General Manager/ Technical Consultant

Peter has had over 38 years experience in the construction, nursery, landscape and environmental service industries.

He has employed over 25 staff and worked with 150 companies as a leading environmental contractor.

He has a broad range of skills from carpentry and joinery to plant transportation for the landscaping industry.

Peter has also owned and operated a 46-hectare tree farm and nursery with over 20,000 trees where he specialised in caring for and relocating established plants of many varieties.



  • Carpenter & Joiner
  • Cert 3 Parks & Gardens
  • Skid Steer & Excavator
  • ACDC Spray Course
  • Commercial Operators Ticket
  • Commercial Spraying
  • Chainsaw Ticket
  • Heavy Combination License
  • Transportation & relocation of large QLD bottle trees, grass trees, Livistona palms and cycads
  • Driving & operating:
  • Pantech trucks
  • Semi-trailers with cranes
  • Bobcats & excavators (with specialised attachments)
  • High-pressure water cutting
  • Tree spade operation
Mark Holden Total Environmental Concepts

Mark Holden


Technical Consultant

Mark has over 40 years’ experience as an owner-operator working as a landscape contractor/plant operator within the horticultural and environmental industry. His breadth of experience in the field of landscape contracting enables him to provide detailed and sound advice on preferred work methods, vital to improving the design process and product quality.
Mark has managed and supervised a variety of commercial landscaping projects which include, the Glades at Robina, The Royal Pines, The Anchorage Islands at Tweed Heads, The Moorings, Bunnings Warehouse’s and Harvey Norman Centres to name a few.

In 2014, Mark worked at Kavieng, Papua New Guinea as a production and plant manager. This role involved all the earthworks and landscaping for the construction of a refrigerated food warehouse as well as training the locals for future development. He also delivers on his commitments with integrity leading to results.

  • RII Skid Steer & Excavator
  • ACDC Spray Course
  • Commercial Operators Ticket
  • Commercial Spraying
  • Chainsaw Ticket
  • Heavy Combination License
  • Managing and supervising commercial landscaping projects
  • Earthworks and structural landscaping (including excavations)
  • Engineering rock retaining walls
  • Driving & operating:
    • Bobcats
    • Excavators
    • Slashers
    • Earthworks equipment & machinery
Glenn Berg

Glenn Berg

Business Development Manager

Hydromulch Business Development

With nearly 30 years of experience in the landscape industry and extensive collaboration with civil contractors, Glenn has developed a profound understanding of site requirements. His passion for delivering efficient and top-quality work drives him to excel in hydromulch seeding projects, from initial assessment to completion. Glenn emphasises the importance of correct site assessments, soil tests, and post-care practices to ensure successful outcomes. At Total Environmental Concepts, Glenn is committed to managing projects of any size with precision and expertise, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

  • Associate Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Landscape
  • Certificates in Civil Construction (Plant Operating)
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Ticket in metered standpipe use
  • Ticket in chainsaw operations
  • Various high-risk operation tickets:
    • Forklift
    • Skid steer
    • Excavator
    • Tractor operations
  • Nearly 30 years in the landscape industry
  • Extensive work with civil contractors
  • Expertise in hydromulch seeding projects
  • Proficient in site assessments and soil tests
  • Skilled in post-care and maintenance for optimal results
  • Capable of handling projects from 500m² to several hectares
  • Operates a purpose-built truck with advanced safety features, capable of completing up to 2ha per day
  • Equipped for night work and sites with limited access using up to 70m of hose

Why Choose Total Environmental Concepts?

Not only do we have extensive knowledge across specialised environmental and commercial landscaping services, we are also a preferred partner for civil works across Queensland and Northern NSW.

Our team is committed to continuous education and keeping our knowledge up to date. We are also fully qualified, insured and work with an integrated OH&S system. As specialists in commercial environmental projects, we also have access to our own state of the art machinery and earthmoving equipment.


Benefits of of working with us

Task risk assessments

SWMS & Risk assessments

Quality policy

Work, Health and Safety policy

Environmental policy

Workplace rehabilitation policy

Fitness for work policy

Daily toolbox meetings

Integrated OH&S system

Fully compliant machinery

$20 million public liability cover

Member of Landscape Queensland

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