Ecology and Heritage Partners facilitated the planning approvals process for the construction of a new railway station at Caroline Springs in Melbourne's Growth Corridor.
The station is located on Natural Temperate Grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (NTGVVP). Ecological surveys identified matters of national environmental significance including the presence of Striped Legless Lizard Delmar impar and Spiny Rice-flower Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens.
To mitigate impacts of the development, management plans were prepared for Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in consultation with V/Line. Our post approval works included the establishment of an offset site, and the ongoing monitoring and management of ecological works to ensure the enhancement of the translocated and in-situ populations of Spiny Rice-flower, the existing Striped Legless Lizard population, and the quality of the NTGVVP community.
Our team also facilitated ecological burns as required by the management plans, and are continuing to undertake the monitoring and management of the site for the past six years on behalf of the proponent.