As part of the access track maintenance program for an exploration project, works within the bed and banks of Phillips Creek in Central Queensland were required. This involved the excavation and emplacement of material so that safe movement of vehicles across the exploration area could occur across the creek.
Accordingly it was identified that a Riverine Protection Permit (RPP) would be required. Michael was responsibile for securing the RPP. To achieve this he worked closely with the Field Operations team to firstly ascertain what the creek crossing would involve. This included assisting them with sketches of the proposed works and creek crossing, and also estimating the amont of material to be excavated and replaced.
A concise report including a summary of environmental impacts and mitigation plans was pulled together and presented to the State Government assessment agency (DERM at the time). The Guideline – Activities in a watercourse, lake or spring associated with a resource activity or mining operations was used as the basis for the report. Within two months of application, the permit was granted.