As part of cleanup works associated with severe Tropical Cyclone Larry, Biotropica Australia’s scientists provided professional services to Ergon Energy during the re-opening of high transmission powerline access tracks within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA).
This work included the supervision of earthworks machinery and specialised tree climbing personnel. This was required to help maintain Ergon Energy’s very high level of environmental responsibility when working within the WTWHA.
Australia provided daily site specific information including the identification of:
- rare and localised endemic flora and fauna
- declared plants, to avoid contamination and subsequent spread
- threats to personal safety, environment and machinery