Beverley Uranium Mine
Client – Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd
Services – Flora and Fauna, Planning and Compliance, Pest and Weed Management, Community Consultation
Assignment – Beverley Uranium Mine is located in the northeast of South Australia between the northern Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome. The current mining leases are subject to ongoing exploration and development.
Our Role – COOE undertook annual fauna surveys of the Beverley and Beverley North Mining Leases as part of their broader environmental monitoring program. The inherent aim of the monitoring plans is to detect potential impacts of the mine. The fauna surveys provide data that will help to build on the current knowledge base for the site, and enable past and future comparisons. The fauna survey, undertaken at already established sites, used recognised methods in accordance with the South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage (SA DEH) vertebrate survey guidelines.
COOE undertook fauna monitoring involved pitfall traps, Elliot and cage traps, bird surveys and bat monitoring. The field data was collated and processed to generate a report.
All the required approvals for animal ethics and scientific research permits were acquired prior to commencement of the study. Field data was recorded using datasheets designed by DEWNR. As a requirement for the various DEWNR permits; COOE submitted data of flora and fauna (including introduced/pest species) to the Biological Database of South Australia (BDBSA); and report to the Wildlife Ethics Committee.