Planning and Approvals

Specialising in the ecosystems of our key service area, Capital Ecology’s objective is to provide assessments which comprehensively identify and assess the ecological values of a study area.  We combine these assessments with our expert knowledge of current legislation and policy to provide advice which enables our clients to make well-informed and timely decisions.


  • EPBC Act Significant Impact Criteria assessments
  • EPBC Act Referrals
  • Approval condition negotiation
  • EPBC Act offset requirements determination and strategies
  • Expert witness testimony


  • Ecological Values and Constraints Assessments
  • Ecological Assessment Reports
  • Applications for an Ecological Significance Opinion (ESO)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) (ecological components)


  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
  • Flora and Fauna Assessments
  • Application of Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM)
  • Preparation of Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR), Biodiversity Certification Assessment Reports (BCAR), and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSAR)
  • BC Act Test of Significance
  • Offset Management Plans/Strategies