Insights

NSW DPE Draft Revised Large-Scale Solar Energy Guidelines

EMM has made a submission to NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) on the Draft Revised Large-Scale Solar Energy Guidelines. We support the development of guidelines like these in order to give greater certainty to all involved in the process; developers, communities and government agencies. Given the rapid roll-out […]

2022-03-03T04:22:02+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Insights|

Mineral Sands Conference – Top 3 Insights

EMM have long supported the mineral sands industry through the delivery of technically robust studies and environmental approvals throughout Australia. Recently, the EMM team including Joel Georgiou, Paul Gibbons, Nick Travers, Tavis Kleinig and Sam Cook, attended the 22nd   Mineral Sands Conference in Perth. Mining Market Leader and Associate Director […]

2021-12-17T00:09:46+00:00December 17th, 2021|Insights|

Energy Transformation

Australia’s energy system has entered a period of rapid transformation. Historically, our energy system has been dependent upon a small number of large coal-fired generators positioned close to fuel sources in areas like the Hunter Valley, Central Queensland and the Latrobe Valley. Today, the growth of renewable energy generation, storage […]

2021-12-06T04:09:38+00:00December 6th, 2021|Insights|

What does social impact have to do with state significant projects and what does it means for your business?

In July 2021 the New South Wales government released a revised Social Impact Assessment Guideline for State Significant Projects (SIA Guideline). The new SIA Guideline has broadened its focus and demands increased rigour in the delivery of a social impact assessment (SIA).  There are two significant changes to the SIA […]

2021-09-22T06:58:00+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Insights|

Accessing your data when access isn’t possible

Understanding and protecting our environmental assets relies on the ability to accurately and effectively collect data. Not just any data, but data that can be relied on. So what happens when flights stop? When travel restrictions come into place? What happens when mine sites, businesses and construction sites shut? Does […]

2021-07-21T00:55:41+00:00July 20th, 2021|Insights|

Endangered Species Day 2021

Every year on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species.

About 1,700 plant and animal species are listed as threatened under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation […]

2021-05-21T03:50:47+00:00May 21st, 2021|Insights|

Royal Australian Air Force centenary celebration

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force commemorates the centenary of service to Australia.  The Australian Air Force was formed on 31 March 1921 as an independent service and the third arm of Australia’s military forces.  The prefix ‘Royal’ was acquired with effect in August that year after […]

2021-03-31T01:24:35+00:00March 30th, 2021|Insights|

World Wetlands Day

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, more commonly referred to as the Ramsar Convention. To celebrate this, the World Wetlands Day theme for 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”. Wetlands play a critical role in ecosystem function, maintaining and improving water […]

2021-02-02T02:43:48+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Insights|

What does respect mean to your employees?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me us.

Aretha Franklin’s interpretation of respect is recognised across the globe. In her version of Otis Redding’s original, she altered the lyrics to represent herself, a strong woman demanding respect from her man.  Aretha’s version went on to become one of the […]

2020-12-01T04:31:19+00:00December 1st, 2020|Insights|