Sustainable Critical Minerals in Far North Queensland

COOE General Manager, Kate Grundy, had the honour of representing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and environmental matters on a panel discussion around Sustainable Critical Minerals in the Far North Queensland Region, along with other panelists Kate Dickson (AMEC) representing explorers, Michael Hagen (EDMS) representing advanced manufacturing, Mike Limpus (TMG) representing mining operators, and Senator The Hon Matthew Canavan.

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Peculiar Knob Annual Flora and Fauna Survey

COOE has undertaken annual flora compliance monitoring at Peculiar Knob since 2014, and in 2020 completed a methodology review and undertook the flora and fauna monitoring program for new owners, Peak Iron Mines. Survey sites were located at various points of operation, at the rail siding, along the haul road, and at the mine.

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Quarry Expansion in North Queensland

COOE provided Project Management and Senior Ecologist services to RPS in 2020 to deliver on environmental approval assessments for a quarry expansion in Far North Queensland. Documents developed during the engagement included: a Preliminary Planning and Environmental Assessment report to assist in planning approval, a Site Based Management Plan, and an Environmental Assessment Report to support an Environmental Authority application.

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Sustainable Bird Management

COOE were engaged by Cherrp® during the testing phase of the system to provide ornithological and agronomic support in the field. The main role was to help train the AI system to identify birds by species and track their activities. COOE scientists and project managers recruited, trained and supervised bird observers with: Bird identification Bird behaviour monitoring Crop damage assessments Bird refuge maintenance Logistics and technical reporting

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Environmental Consultants in Cairns

COOE provides environmental consultant services to mining, development and government organisations from Cairns and across Far North Queensland. COOE can manage State and Commonwealth mining and development approvals and compliance, provide baseline and routine environmental monitoring, and undertake site investigations.

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