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We support clients across a broad range of industries as well as in Government and non-Government organisations.  Our clients are commonly stakeholders in the management of riparian and coastal lands and waters.

If it involves water, it involves frc environmental.

Here are just a few examples of projects we have completed.  Click a Case Study for further information.

Ports & Maritime Operations

Daru Island Deepwater Port EIS and Baseline Studies   (PNG SDP)

Port of Airlie EIS and Monitoring Design (SKM/Meridian)

Southern Bay Islands Marine Transport Study (Redland City Council)

Mining, Oil & Gas

Remediation Monitoring and Ecotoxicology Studies, Lady Annie Mines (PB/CopperCo)

Coral Monitoring Program, Koniambo, New Caledonia (KBR/Xstrata)

Coal Seam Gas Fields, Bowen and Surat Basins (URS Corporation/Santos)

Linear Infrastructure

Gateway Bridge and Motorway EIS (Aurecon/Queensland Government)

Port of Townsville Transport Corridor Upgrade (Queensland Transport)

Nathan Dam Pipeline (SunWater)

Power Generation & Distribution

Kareeya Hydro, Environmental Flows and Ecological Monitoring (Stanwell Corporation Limited)

Environmental Impacts of Cooling Water Blowdown, Tarong Power Station (Austra Electric Ltd)

Investigation of Fish Kill, Swanbank Power Station (CS Energy)

Waste Management

Nudgee Landfill Ecotoxicology (Brisbane City Council)

Alternate Discharge Location Scoping Study, Rocky Point Cogeneration Power Plant (Stanwell Corporation Limited)

Port Alma Slag Processing Facility (Landfix Pty Ltd)

Water Infrastructure

Assessment of Risk from Cynobacteria (Simmonds & Bristow/Mt Isa Water)

Connors Dam EIS; Aquatic Ecology (MWN/SunWater)

Agnes Water Desalination Planning Study (PB/Gladstone Regional Council)

Effluent Infrastructure

Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Tasmania (Confidential)

Bundamba Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade (PB/MWH/Ipswich Water)

Mornington Island Sewage Outfall Planning Study (Aurecon)

Urban, Industrial & Agricultural Development

EIS Forestry and Pulpmill Project, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Shell Indonesia Ltd)

Marine Plant Values Assessment and Determination of Development Constraints at Waterway Down (Thompson Projects)

EIS Proposed Coral Dredging, Green Island Moreton Bay (Queensland Cement Ltd)


Fish ‘n’ Creeks Rehabilitation Program (Redland City Council)

Survey of the Marine and Intertidal Habitats of the Great Sandy Region (Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service)

Effects of Acid Sulfate Soils on Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries of Five Estuaries, NSW (Department of Land and Water Conservation)

Forensic & Legal

EPA V Karreman Quarries (Connor O’Meara/Magistrates Court of Queensland)

Cannon Hill Community Links (Clayton Utz/Planning and Environment Court)

La Pampa Grounding, Gladstone (Thynne and Macartney/Supreme Court of New South Wales)


Training Impacts, Triangular Island (Department of Defence)

Navy User Requirements Options Study, various locations throughout NSW (Department of Defence)

Hallifax Bay Defense Practice Area IAS/EMP, Townsville  (Department of Defence)

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Effects of Arabian Gulf Oil on Fisheries (Saudi Fishing Company)

Review of the Ecological Assessment of the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (Fisheries Queensland)

Ecological Monitoring of Impacts, Hamilton Prawn Farm, Bowen (LGP Holding Pty Ltd)

International Aid & Development

Tonga Fisheries Project Design, Tonga (AusAID)

Fourth Fisheries Development Project, Yemen (European Union/World Bank)

Assessment of the Environmental Effects of Aquaculture,  Sichuan and Guangdong Provinces, China (World Bank)


Wistari Reef Environmental Monitoring Program, Great Barrier Reef (P&O Cruises/GBRMPA)

Russell Island EPBC Act Referral, Russell Island (Moreton Bay Eco Resort)

Environmental Impacts of Reef Cove Resort Ltd’s Operational Development on Brown Creek (Clayton Utz)

Wetland Construction & Rehabilitation

Wetland Evaluation, Assessment, Design and Monitoring, Mango Hill (Urbex Pty Ltd)

Opportunities for Wetland Creation and Rehabilitation, Port Douglas (Ray Group)

Houghton Highway Saltmarsh Rehabilitation Trials (Department of Transport and Main Roads)

Hear From Our Clients next prev

  • frc environmental continues to provide us with quality data which is presented in such a format that makes analysis very quick and convenient at our end. It has been such a pleasure dealing with a team who can do the job so well and so efficiently...

    Sarah Douglass, Sinclair Knight Merz

  • frc environmental delivered everything they said they would, coming in on time and on budget. Their work was thorough and the final report was written in easy to understand language. frc environmental have proven to us that they have vast capabilities and experience, and we look forward to engaging them on future projects.

    Chris Campbell, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia

  • frc environmental's proposal to undertake the aquatic elements of our Clermont Coal Mine Project EIS wasn't the cheapest - but then it was important to us that the required studies were done by consultants who had the expertise and experience to 'get it right the first time'. frc didn't disappoint. Their report was submitted on time and on budget, and passed all scrutiny by the relevant agencies. That's what I'm happy to call 'value for money'.

    Alan Irving, Rio Tinto Coal Australia

  • One of our requirements was to find an Environmental Consultant that shared our vision and philosophy of uncompromising quality in our developments. frc environmental demonstrated that their understanding, their attention to detail, personal service and dedication to the task was exemplary.

    Ian Murray, Urban Pacific Limited

  • The reports are very concise and clear with very good justification for the works ahead and choices of study organisms or testing methodologies. Excellent, thank you.

    Rebecca Simpson, Mount Isa Mines Xstrata

  • I’ve been happy working with your teams and satisfied with the quality of work delivered.

    Paul Graham, Wesfarmers Curragh

  • Great effort to deliver these drafts in such a short time frame.

    Niall Carey, Sinclair Knight Merz

  • Thank you [to you] and your team for providing a professional job and good report. It has been a pleasure working with you and hope that we might do so again in the near future.

    Marjolein Oram, Gold Coast City Council

  • The client is very pleased with the final output.

    Tara Kennedy, ELP

  • First of all, our project team and myself are very pleased with the overall outcome, contents and the layout of the report. Though very technical, the report is well presented, easy to read, outlines good technical data, diagrams and illustrations, with supporting phrases. Our sincere thanks to you and your team.

    Steven Shandabai, PNGSDP Daru

  • frc environmental produces timely, highly credible and professional reports backed by a high level of technical expertise and analysis. frc environmental incorporates a high level of understanding, of both scientific competence and the broader policy context which underpins the applicability of their reports and recommendations.

    Ian Bridge, Stanwell Corporation

  • frc environmental, with their use of cutting edge technology, have consistently produced valuable scientific reports which are also user friendly, and always on time. Their track record with this Council is excellent and their ability to present their data in a usable form is to be commended.

    Terry Robertson, Whitsunday Regional Council

  • It has been a real pleasure working with all at frc environmental. I will greatly miss your no-nonsense approach to providing excellent client service, as well as the clarity and focus that you have provided for some very challenging technical matters.

    Ross Anderson, Department of Main Roads

  • frc environmental produce well written reports that address the heart of matters contentious. They are responsive, well respected by agency officers, and provide sensible direction in achieving those elusive win/ win outcomes.

    Mike Willoughby, Hope Island Resort

  • frc environmental provided a strategy from the commencement of the project which delivered the most commercial outcome with State Agency negotiations that could be expected. Both frc environmental’s professional approach and respect from peers within the industry was fundamental to our development obtaining the necessary approvals. This was evident in the way that they were able to get both the DPI&F and the EPA to assess our application in a most diligent and positive manner. Their ability to provide best outcomes for both public and private sectors is outstanding.

    Matt Golan, MARSIM

  • Whitsunday Regional Council has been engaged with frc environmental for well over a decade to monitor the health of the marine environment of our coastal waters. The aim is to chart over the long-term the effect human activity has on the environment, as development and population grows. Dr John Thorogood of frc environmental has steered this research with integrity and has produced a sequence of valuable reports that are noteworthy in that they convey technical findings that are readily understood by the expert and the layman together.

    David Warnock, Whitsunday Regional Council

  • The input we received from frc environmental was invaluable. Most importantly it was always practical and very results orientated. The success of both the wetlands and the riverfront park are a testament to their input.

    John Smallwood, Metroplex Management (The Pradella Group)

  • Thank-you frc environmental for all of your efforts in relation to the EIS for the Baralaba North Continued Operations Project. As always frc environmental have been a pleasure to deal with and the final Aquatic Ecology Report is of the highest quality. I look forward to hopefully working together again in the near future.

    Brendan Dillon, Cockatoo Coal