Wind farm offset revegetation Brisbane

If you are involved in a wind farm project in Brisbane and wider Queensland, offset revegetation may be part of the conditions of your permit. Offset revegetation is part of the condition of most wind farm project permits to compensate for the removal of trees, shrubs and other vegetation, offsetting the carbon produced during construction. 

While foliage removal is essential for your wind farm project, other locations, previously used for mining, farming or construction, are at a stage where replanting is needed to restore a previous ecosystem or to extend an existing nature conservation area. 

We can help you to manage your offset revegetation obligation, by sourcing a third party ecologist to prepare specialised reports on the best path of revegetation for the offset site, assisting with negotiations and arranging planting and after care at the new location. 

This can be land owned by the wind farm landowner (first-party site), or a third-party site. We can help you find an appropriate site and negotiate on your behalf.  We work with managers of commercial projects, local councils and with project managers involved in large-scale wind farm developments.

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What is involved in the offset revegetation process? 

If you are planning a wind farm project, the offset revegetation process will generally involve the following steps:

1. Evaluating the types of native vegetation you are proposing to remove from the wind farm site and the impact

2. Finding a new site to offset the carbon produced 

3. Applying for a project permit, including the offset information

4. Permit approval, with offset obligation becomes a condition of the permit

5. Negotiating with an offset landowner 

6. Signing contracts with the landowner

7. Documenting the transaction on the register 

8. Removing of native revegetation 

9. Revegetation begins at the offset site 

10. Site is maintained and handed back to owner to manage 

Here at Total Environmental Concepts, we can help you at any stage of the offset revegetation process, from planning or negotiation to revegetation, until the site is ready to hand back to the owner to manage.

Are there different types of offsets? 

Yes, offsets fall into two categories:

  • A species offset – required when the removal of native vegetation has a significant impact on habitat for a rare or threatened species. 
  • A general offset – required when the removal of native vegetation does NOT have a significant impact on habitat for rare or threatened species.
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How are sites revitalised using offset revegetation? 

We have specialised machinery to undertake all offset revegetation projects, while adhering to WHS standards and meeting compliance requirements. We also use a variety of plants, as per project needs, while adhering to efficient field practices.

What happens after the offset revegetation process? 

After planting, we maintain your site, by watering, weed control, slashing, and attending to plant health, until it is ready to hand back over. This can include firebreak installation.

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Why Total Environmental Concepts? 

We are a team of environmental consultants, operating between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We specialise in creating and maintaining bio-basins, creating fire tracks and trails (for bushfire safety) and stormwater management, among other services. 

Established in 2014, Total Environmental Concepts is on a mission to bring innovation, inspiration and to relentlessly deliver the ultimate outcomes in environmental services for each client we work with. 

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