MBS Environmental has a team of senior and principal staff experienced in obtaining regulatory approvals for a range of projects throughout Australia and internationally.

MBS is able to co-ordinate the entire environmental approvals process, including:

  • Strategic project planning.
  • Consultation with regulators and stakeholders.
  • Baseline studies.
  • Site selection and project layout.
  • Impact assessment using risk assessment and risk management approaches.
  • Preparation of documentation for submission to regulatory agencies and public display.

MBS has detailed practical knowledge of the legislative environmental approvals process at State/Territory and Federal levels. Specific Australian regulatory approvals with which MBS Environmental can assist include:


  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) Referral of Actions.
  • EPBC Act Impact Assessments.

Western Australia:

  • Part IV Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) Referrals and Assessments (API, PER).
  • Part V EP Act approvals (Works Approval, Environmental Licences).
  • Environmental Protection (Clearing of Native Vegetation) Regulation 2004 Clearing Permits.
  • Mining Act 1978 Approvals (Mining Proposals, Programs of Work - Exploration).
  • Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 Approvals (Groundwater Licence Applications, Bed and Bank Permits).
  • Local Government Extractive Industry Licences.

MBS has knowledge and working experience in Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales environmental legislation and associated impact assessment processes.

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